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FCC's Pai Promises 'Light Touch' on Regulation
Alison Diana  
2/28/2017   5 comments
During MWC keynotes, new Federal Communications Commission chief pledges simplification and less legislation for broadband providers.
CSPs, Vendors Partner to Accelerate 5G
Alison Diana  
2/27/2017   6 comments
By agreeing to speed up the 5G New Radio (NR) standards schedule, 22 participants demonstrate the urgency of broadband adoption.
Urbanization Turns Copper Into G.fast Gold
Alison Diana  
2/24/2017   14 comments
More people are moving to cities and that means more opportunities for service providers to use G.fast to deliver ultra-broadband.
Fiber Bolsters Orange's Financials
Alison Diana  
2/23/2017   39 comments
Orange's focus on fiber paid off, as a close look at the service provider's 2016 earnings shows.
AT&T's Fuetsch on AirGig's Powerful Future
Alison Diana  
2/22/2017   16 comments
Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs, discusses AT&T's future plans for AirGig, the technology's benefits, opportunities and competition.
The Benefits & Pitfalls of PNM Adoption
Jim Walsh  
2/22/2017   9 comments
How Proactive Network Maintenance is saving service providers time, money and customers.
NTCA CEO: Broadband Transforms Rural US
Alison Diana  
2/17/2017   20 comments
Service providers delivering broadband to sparsely populated areas face unique challenges and opportunities, Shirley Bloomfield of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association tells UBB2020.
What Is Europe's Real FTTH Price Tag?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/16/2017   19 comments
The cost of taking a FTTH connection to all of Europe's homes could be as low as €137 billion or as high as €360 billion, if you give any credence to studies from two of the region's broadband lobby groups.
Europe Warms to FTTH, Propped Up by Russia
Ray Le Maistre  
2/15/2017   6 comments
The number of fiber access broadband subs in Europe hit 44.3 million by September 2016, but a big whack of those are in Russia, the latest statistics from IDATE/FTTH Council Europe show.
Comcast Expands DOCSIS 3.1 & Ethernet in Huntsville & Northeast
Broadband World News  
2/15/2017   13 comments
Comcast plans to extend 1-Gig Internet services to Huntsville, and expands Ethernet services in the Northeast.
NG-PON2 Used in Live Trial in New Zealand
Ray Le Maistre  
2/14/2017   8 comments
Northpower Fibre has added NG-PON2 technology to its live open access broadband network, providing a proof point for this emerging ultra-broadband technology.
AT&T Stretching Gig Services to 5 New Metro Areas
Broadband World News  
2/14/2017   33 comments
AT&T plans to expand gigabit services to a total of 51 markets nationwide by the end of February.
Italians Launch Probe Into €1.2B FTTH Plan
Ray Le Maistre  
2/10/2017   4 comments
The 'Flash Fiber' joint venture plans of TIM and Fastweb are coming under scrutiny by Italy's competition authority.
How to Teach Old Fiber New Tricks
Mari Silbey  
2/9/2017   17 comments
CableLabs is planning to expand bandwidth capacity in the access network, and not just for cable operators.
What Technologies Will Be Key for Meeting Capacity Demands? Q&A Interview With Ian Davis, Corning
Broadband World News  
2/9/2017   2 comments
Ian Davis, Regional Manager, Optical Fiber, EMEA, at Corning shares his views on the African optical network market.
PLDT Expands FTTH by 80%
Broadband World News  
2/8/2017   3 comments
PLDT, one of the Philippines' largest service providers, plans to expand its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by nearly 80% this year.
Researchers Hit Terahertz Speed
Alison Diana  
2/7/2017   15 comments
Developers from Hiroshima University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and Panasonic create terahertz transmitter that can send digital data in the 300GHz band.
3 UK Acquires UK Broadband – And Lots More Spectrum
Alison Diana  
2/6/2017   12 comments
With its £300 million acquisition of UK Broadband, 3 UK gets access to many megahertz of spectrum capacity.
Bullish on SDN in Access Network: Poll
Alison Diana  
2/6/2017   15 comments
About 46% of survey respondents expect 2017 and 2018 to be the years SDN capabilities will be deployed at scale in commercial fixed broadband access networks.
Verizon's Broadband Touchdown Outlasts Super Bowl
Alison Diana  
2/3/2017   15 comments
Verizon spent more than $173 million to ensure Super Bowl attendees and Houston residents stay connected during and after the big game.
Nokia's Numbers Cast Shadow on Ultra-Broadband Market
Ray Le Maistre  
2/2/2017   27 comments
Market indications were that the ultra-broadband market was on the up but Nokia's financials tell a slightly different, if not altogether disheartening, story.
Why Ultra-Broadband Is Thriving
Broadband World News Video  
2/1/2017   9 comments
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!




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