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Content posted in August 2017
Net Neutrality Talks Stay Behind D.C. Doors
Alison Diana  
8/31/2017   31 comments
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee postpones September 7 meeting after no representatives from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Netflix, Alphabet or Facebook agree to public session, despite lots of activity in D.C. hallways and offices.
Hurricane Harvey: The Industry Responds
Alison Diana  
8/30/2017   76 comments
Cable and teleco operators answer the call for help, donating money, time and other resources to aid in the recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Gfast: The Fix for Ubiquitous Broadband
Pam Baker  
8/30/2017   7 comments
FTTP is the gold standard in anchoring the gigabit vision to reality, but, writes Pam Baker, Gfast costs pocket change by comparison. Can wider, faster spread of gigabit broadband really be done for less?
Comcast Constructs Smart Home Business
Alison Diana  
8/29/2017   19 comments
Comcast builds on its smart home business by emphasizing security and WiFi management.
Saudi Telecom Woos Turk Telekom Shareholders
Alison Diana  
8/28/2017   19 comments
Saudi Telecom is leading suitor for major shareholder position in Turk Telekom, a proactive deployer of next-generation network access technologies.
DT Fights Back
Alison Diana  
8/25/2017   23 comments
In a blog, Germany's largest operator defends its use of multiple technologies instead of 100% fiber.
ADTRAN's Mosaic Activate Paves Next Steps of Software Journey
Alison Diana  
8/24/2017   59 comments
Software-orchestration solution designed to accelerate new-customer service activation is the first release from ADTRAN's Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience portfolio.
ADTRAN Gfast-to-the-Basement Opportunities Soar
Alison Diana  
8/23/2017   8 comments
With the arrival of GTTB, ADTRAN combines multiple next-generation technologies to bring gigabit broadband 650 meters from the cabinet, making ultra-broadband's reach 10 times further and 5 times cheaper.
nbn Connects 6 Million Australians
Alison Diana  
8/23/2017   11 comments
The Australian government's wholesale broadband network now connects more than half the nation's residential and commercial customers – although marsupials are not served.
AT&T Deals Fiber, Gfast to UBB Hand
Alison Diana  
8/22/2017   7 comments
AT&T added new fiber to its existing footprint and expanded beyond its traditional footprint with a Gfast offering for MDUs such as apartments and condos.
Comcast Business Extends D3.1 Network
Alison Diana  
8/22/2017   7 comments
Companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic now have access to Comcast Business' gigabit services, powered by DOCSIS 3.1 -- a service the Atlanta Braves have been using to hit a home run with park visitors and residents.
Viavi Acquires Trilithic (& New Markets)
Alison Diana  
8/22/2017   10 comments
With its acquisition of Trilithic, Viavi now expands into new opportunities such as leakage detection and prevention, Europe and Asia and MDUs.
EU Rules Drive Gigabit Age: ADTRAN CTO
Broadband World News  
8/22/2017   10 comments
European Union requirements for gigabit connections to public institutions and workspaces will drive new ultra-broadband deployments in the region, said Ronan Kelly, CTO of the EMEA & APAC Regions for ADTRAN at ADTRAN Connect.
Smart Cities: Data Is Lifeblood, Telcos King
Chris Wheal  
8/21/2017   26 comments
Metropolis' approaches to digitization may differ, but two things are clear regardless of geography: Data and service providers play a critical role in smart cities' success. That's the lesson cities like Cali, Colombia and other urban areas are learning.
Cybersecurity Opportunities & Pressure Heat Up
Alison Diana  
8/18/2017   21 comments
A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
NTT Data: Use Virtualization Lessons for AI
Alison Diana  
8/17/2017   22 comments
Alastair Masson, head of telco media at NTT Group company NTT Data UK, discusses common challenges and opportunities tier one operators face in the move to digitization, virtualization and automation.
CenturyLink CTO: Customers Like to Co-Invent
Alison Diana  
8/16/2017   7 comments
During ADTRAN Connect, CenturyLink EVP and CTO Aamir Hussain discussed the operator's expanding use of minimum viable product (MVP) network strategy.
Webinar: 5G Densification & NG-PON
Alison Diana  
8/15/2017   5 comments
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Disconnected in the City
Alison Diana  
8/14/2017   37 comments
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
Accenture Execs: From Access Networks to Zeroing In on Customers
Alison Diana  
8/11/2017   13 comments
In a far-ranging interview, longtime telecom professionals George Nazi and colleague Raghu Puri provide insights on a broad range of key topics.
New Zealand Moves Closer to Ubiquitous Ultra-Broadband
Alison Diana  
8/10/2017   11 comments
New Zealand's ambitious program to bring high-speed broadband to 99% of its population by 2025 takes another step forward – a journey many governments and providers are watching.
New Fiber Breaks Transmission Records
Alison Diana  
8/9/2017   7 comments
NTT and six partners recently set a new transmission capacity record, reaching 118.5 Tbit/s over regular thickness optical fiber.
US Broadband Speed Ranked Number 21
Alison Diana  
8/9/2017   10 comments
Despite billions of investment dollars, the United States underperforms 20 other nations in broadband speed, a new international study finds.
Irish CSP Uses Huawei WTTx to Connect Emerald Isle
Alison Diana  
8/8/2017   10 comments
Imagine Communications partnered with Huawei to use WTTx solution deployed as a purely fixed network alternative to FTTx in effort to bring cost-effective, timely ultra-broadband to rural and urban regions of Ireland.
Gfast Stampede Starts in 2019 – Report
Alison Diana  
8/7/2017   9 comments
Gfast's capabilities, coupled with more hardware options, will translate into a stampede as operators increase spending on the access technology by more than 600% in 2019 versus 2017, the research firm predicts.
What Is the Future Shape of the Broadband Industry?
Niall Hunt  
8/7/2017   6 comments
A new study by the Broadband World Forum provides an insightful peek into the concerns and business priorities of all the key players that make up the broadband ecosystem.
UBB Switches Up Pay-TV Options
Alison Diana  
8/4/2017   15 comments
New ultra-broadband infrastructures help pay-TV executives realize their top goals of increasing Innovation and launching new products and services, a new study finds.
UK ISP Trials BT Openreach's Gfast
Alison Diana  
8/3/2017   9 comments
British ISP Cerberus Networks is testing out a new, affordable FTTP and Gfast high-speed network service for some business customers.
Operators Want You: UBB Creates Lots of Jobs
Alison Diana  
8/2/2017   28 comments
Adoption of new infrastructure enhances service providers' ongoing challenge to attract and retain top technology (and other) employees; bad news for operators but great news for job seekers.
Altice Exports Fiber First Strategy to US
Alison Diana  
8/1/2017   15 comments
Altice brings its fiber-centric deployment strategy to the United States.




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