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Content posted in September 2017
Democrats Push a 'Better Broadband Deal'
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   43 comments
House and Senate Democrats propose a $40-billion investment to connect rural communities to ultra-broadband.
Project Uses Open Source to Accelerate Software-Defined Access Network Use
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   10 comments
Nokia is the first to join Broadband Forum's Broadband Access Abstraction project, part of an overall move by the communications market to adopt open source, standards and interoperability to accelerate, reduce costs and transform the industry.
Orange Deploys Fiber to Jordan's Homes
Alison Diana  
9/28/2017   12 comments
Orange Jordan is deploying more fiber-to-the-home across the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan, looking to support the growing demand for online services in health, education, commerce and entertainment.
In Days, Calix Integrates AXOS With OpenDaylight Carbon
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   5 comments
Calix AXOS, an SDN platform, was designed to connect natively with open source frameworks like OpenDaylight, the company says.
Techs Need New Tools for Next-Gen Networks
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   17 comments
Operators are upgrading field technicians' toolboxes to support their changing infrastructures and technologies.
Could Brexit Boost Britain's Broadband?
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   53 comments
Handled correctly, the United Kingdom could improve broadband connectivity after it leaves the European Union, according to a new report from the Carnegie UK Trust.
EU's UBB Transformation Is Well Underway: Report
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   6 comments
Next-generation network access technologies such as VDSL, DOCSIS 3.0 and FTTP have propelled more than three-fourths of European households into the ultra-broadband era, according to a study for the European Commission.
FCC's Ajit Pai Heads to Europe
Alison Diana  
9/25/2017   36 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will take his pro-business, anti-Title II message to the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin in late October amid a changing global political climate.
Broadband World Forum Unveils People's Choice Award Shortlist
Niall Hunt  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
Broadband World Forum's People's Choice Award features a diverse array of finalists from around the world, underscoring the market's breadth and depth.
Workflow Automation Is Just the Start for Telcos
Alison Diana  
9/22/2017   15 comments
Telcos will help drive workflow automation into an $18.45 billion market by 2023, yet this is only a small component of the industry's investment in automation – a revolutionary investment that will change everything from customer experience to security.
Calix Adds Lawful Intercept to AXOS
Alison Diana  
9/21/2017   9 comments
Calix's software-defined access system now includes lawful intercept, making it less costly and more efficient for telcos to meet law enforcement warrants, the vendor says.
Verizon Exec: NG-PON2 Leaves Lab in Early 2018
Alison Diana  
9/20/2017   8 comments
Next year Verizon's NG-PON2 network access infrastructure will enter a centralized office and serve some trial customers, Vincent O'Byrne tells UBB2020.
Safaricom Brings Lots More FTTH to Kenya
Alison Diana  
9/19/2017   14 comments
Wireless operator Safaricom is making huge strides in its ambitious goal to deliver fiber-to-the-home, as Thibaud Rerolle, director of technology at Safaricom, explains.
Sckipio Unveils Speedy Next-Gen Gfast Chipset
Alison Diana  
9/18/2017   6 comments
The latest Gfast chipset from Sckipio promises to give telcos a leg up on cable competitors in the race to bring gigabit speeds to all customers.
Broadband Forum Adds More Openness & Standards
Alison Diana  
9/15/2017   17 comments
Non-profit industry organization Broadband Forum this week unveiled new standards and new Open Broadband initiatives to support operators' goal of interoperability for lower costs and accelerated deployment.
Finding ARPU at World's Biggest Fixed-Network Event
Andy Fry  
9/15/2017   6 comments
When the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) takes over the Berlin Messe from Oct. 24-26, writes Andy Fry, a major focus will be how companies can monetize services a healthy preoccupation for any operator in this fast-evolving sector.
Consumers Pick Security Options in Smart Home Menu
Alison Diana  
9/14/2017   67 comments
When offered the choice of selecting individual components of a smart home solution, European and US broadband users both chose fire alerts and emergency notifications as the most important options, a Strategy Analytics study finds.
Comcast Business SD-WAN: Built for the Enterprise
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   22 comments
Comcast is entering the SD-WAN fray, competing head-on against AT&T, Verizon and many others, with a new SDN-enabled platform, app and the first of several SD-WAN VNFs.
Call Flow: In XGS-PON for the Long Haul
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   5 comments
Britain's Call Flow expects ADTRAN's XGS-PON solution will deliver 1Gbp/s ultra-broadband to its residential and business customers and a steady stream of profits, interoperability and opportunities to the operator.
DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi Mesh Network: Boon for Smart Homes?
Alison Diana  
9/12/2017   10 comments
Cross-chipset platform WiFi mesh solution provider New Garden is targeting service providers worldwide with its WiFigarden SDK and a partnership with Ubee Interactive designed to enhance residential WiFi and smart home services.
Vodafone to Bring Gigabit to 13.7M German Premises
Iain Morris  
9/11/2017   11 comments
Operator to spend 2 billion on improving its broadband network.
Colt Exec: 'Fiber is Our DNA'
Alison Diana  
9/8/2017   9 comments
Peter Coppens, global director of product management and marketing at Colt, shares the vital role fiber ownership plays in the multi-national service provider's business offerings in Europe and Asia.
Pay-TV Providers: Dial In to Innovation, Report Says
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   65 comments
To successfully compete against OTT, consumers' growing demands for multiscreen and flexible bundles, as well as increased piracy across the world, pay-TV providers need to innovate – fast, according to a new report from NAGRA and MTM.
Gigabit Availability Around the US Report
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   11 comments
In 'The State of US Gigabit Deployments,' Viavi uses Gigabit Monitor, its global visual database, to track consumer gigabit Internet availability across the US to uncover some surprising facts about America's most connected regions.
Certified Gfast Products Triple in 3 Months
Alison Diana  
9/6/2017   9 comments
The Broadband Forum and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab's Gfast certification program qualified 24 products within three months, a testament to the industry's demand for interoperable technologies.
DT Rolls Out FTTH Gigabit Service
Alison Diana  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Deutsche Telekom will test and pilot gigabit speeds in areas already served by fiber, charging about 120/$143 for a triple-play bundle of Internet, phone and pay-TV.
Tele Columbus Rebrands as PYUR
Alison Diana  
9/4/2017   10 comments
After multiple acquisitions generated myriad brands, Germany's third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reorganizes itself under one name: PYUR.
The Case for Converged Access Networks
Alison Diana  
9/1/2017   8 comments
Multiple factors have aligned to forge a close-to ideal scenario for service providers to put aside their silos, think outside purpose-built fiber access networks and innovate across outside plant architectures, a new Heavy Reading report finds.




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