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Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana  
1/17/2019   7 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana  
1/15/2019   21 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
The Oracles From Oracle Communications: 2019 Predictions
Alison Diana  
1/4/2019   21 comments
In a brief Q&A, Mayank Choudhary, director of Global Product Marketing for Oracle Communications looks into 2019's anticipated trends.
BBWN's 20 Most Popular Stories in 2018
Broadband World News  
1/2/2019   8 comments
Let's take one last look back at the stories from 2018, when we featured coverage of the world's most influential broadband carriers and 5G movers and shakers, including Verizon, Altice, AT&T, Sprint and more.
AT&T's Scott Mair: Fiber Matters
Alison Diana  
12/19/2018   13 comments
Automation, databases and tooling dramatically increase fiber's return on investment and reduce the cost of deployment to new subscribers, says AT&T's President of Operations, Scott Mair.
Cisco VNI: A Map to Many Operator Opportunities
Alison Diana  
11/27/2018   11 comments
Within today's Cisco Visual Networking Index, service providers find insight that supports new lines of business or market opportunities.
FCC Plan: Faster Speeds for Rural Residents
Alison Diana  
11/26/2018   15 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to change the rules — and speeds — for at least one rural fixed-broadband plan, expecting the move will add value for providers and subscribers.
EANTC Joins Broadband Forum's Approved Lab List for CloudCO Tests
Ray Le Maistre  
11/19/2018   5 comments
The Broadband Forum has been lining up independent test labs for its CloudCO program, and EANTC has landed the role in Europe.
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana  
11/16/2018   14 comments
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Nokia Set for New Fixed Networks Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2018   2 comments
Nokia's long-time head of fixed networking gear has been given a new role at the vendor, but his replacement hasn't been named.
ADTRAN CTO Discusses Network Disaggregation Without Sacrificing Integrity
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11/13/2018   1 comment
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, along with open management and orchestration while maintaining network confidence.
BBWF Cloudstreet Highlights
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11/12/2018   1 comment
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, application-aware networks requires a wholesale operational transformation that will move the carrier from simply selling SIM cards to managing a spectrum of tailored services in an expanding ecosystem as we move to 5G. Cloudstreet founder and CEO Mika Skarp unpacks the challenges an enormous opportunities of this shift.
Vendors Attack Broadband Cable's Power Costs
Alison Diana  
11/9/2018   8 comments
By thinking green, vendors can help save the environment and reduce operators' energy bills – perhaps by a lot.
BBWF: All Broadband Led to Berlin
Niall Hunt  
11/2/2018   9 comments
A snapshot of Broadband World Forum 2018 highlights and trends, as captured by Niall Hunt in words and photos.
Calix Dulls Sharp Network Edge With Intelligent Access
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   2 comments
With the release of the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution, Calix cuts out complexity, adds flexibility to bring Layer 3 functionality, including MPLS, to Layer 2 access networks.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   27 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana  
10/29/2018   3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
Challenges in the Virtualization (SDN/NFV) Market
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10/29/2018   2 comments
Aricent on the SDN/NFV market and addressing its challenges with SD-vAS and uCPE solutions.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   39 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   15 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
Telefónica Deutschland CTO: 5G in the Gigabit Society
Broadband World News  
10/23/2018   11 comments
In an exclusive interview before his keynote at BBWF 2018, Carbajo Martín, Telefónica Deutschland CTO, shared his 5G ideas and expectations.
BBWF 2018: The Economics of SD-Access
Broadband World News Video  
10/23/2018   3 comments
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive might it be to integrate and run best-of-breed, virtualized broadband networks?
Chorus Hits High Notes With Commitment & Culture
Niall Hunt  
10/23/2018   10 comments
During her keynote at Broadband World Forum today, Chorus CEO Kate McKenzie discussed the New Zealand market, fiber deployments, digital divide and what makes the wholesaler stand out.
CSPs Can Give Enterprises New Digital Service Possibilities With 5G
Alison Diana  
10/22/2018   16 comments
Service providers' brand recognition, customer relationships and infrastructure spending bode well for their role in enterprise's digital transformation, a recent survey by Oracle Communications finds.
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt  
10/19/2018   82 comments
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in future-proof, flexible and smart networks that leverage open source and standards-based software, reports BBWF's Niall Hunt.
Nokia: Network Slicing, FWA & GPON Interop for Starters
Alison Diana  
10/11/2018   11 comments
Nokia kicks off a busy October by announcing a fixed access network slicing solution, PON interoperability approach and antennas that make a sound business case for 4G fixed wireless residential service.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
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10/10/2018   9 comments
Given their complexity and the number of high-speed demands placed on them, operators could use a "medical checkup for the network," writes Eddy Vergauwen, who leads global services marketing activities for Nokia's Fixed Networks.
IBM Cloud, SES Networks Bring Broadband to Disconnected Businesses
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   4 comments
Satellite operator SES Networks is now an IBM Cloud partner, bringing cloud and IBM Watson capabilities to the 'fiber-like' speeds it provides enterprises in far-flung lands.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   17 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana  
9/26/2018   11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
Women: The Unmined Gems of Broadband
Broadband World News  
9/25/2018   23 comments
Vice president of network engineering at triple-play provider RCN Business, Kristell Janusz shares four reasons more broadband STEM jobs for women mean more success for your company.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh  
9/20/2018   13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
Ex-Calix Exec Lands Broadband Forum CMO Role
Alison Diana  
9/10/2018   10 comments
Geoff Burke, who most recently was director of corporate marketing at Calix, expands Broadband Forum's executive leadership team as chief marketing officer, responsible for areas such as expanding the standards group's workshops, smart home and cloud initiatives.
UNH-IOL Pushes Ethernet Testing to 400G
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   3 comments
After heavily investing in new lab equipment, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on Thursday unveiled a new Ethernet testing capability, designed to address optical and electrical conformance testing of up to 400 Gbit/s and meet the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth.
Calix Takes HQ to Silicon Valley From Telecom Valley
Alison Diana  
9/6/2018   3 comments
By moving its headquarters to San Jose, Calix puts the final piece of its transformation into a software platform company in place, CEO Carl Rus tells Broadband World News.
Is FWA the X Factor in 5G? – Webinar
Alison Diana  
9/5/2018   4 comments
In a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 6, ADTRAN Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation Hossam Salib shares how innovations in fixed access and fixed wireless technologies plus SD-Access architectures let mobile carriers focus less on 5G network challenges.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana  
8/28/2018   9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
ADTRAN NetAssure Offers a Cure for Next-Gen Network Chaos
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   22 comments
With the unveiling today of its NetAssure Program, ADTRAN stakes a bigger claim on the integration market through features like virtual CTO, network audit and virtual plus on-site engineering.
Putting the Fiber in Fixed Wireless
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   9 comments
Service providers – including traditionally wireless-only operators – are heavily investing in fiber these days, and it’s not because they all plan to suddenly deploy fixed broadband networks. Rather, they recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless – especially as the industry and world hurtle toward 5G.
Cutting Through the Noise of Next-Gen Network Tech
Niall Hunt  
8/22/2018   6 comments
The future of broadband and telco is full of buzzwords. Which ones should you swat away? Which ones should you nurture? Broadband World Forum's ‘Technology in Broadband’ explores.
Calix Profits Hit a 2-Year High
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   1 comment
Customer diversity and cloud-based services help Calix hit a profit milestone during the second quarter.
Corning VP: Fiber Savings From Ground Up
Alison Diana  
7/31/2018   9 comments
In an interview with BBWN, Bob Whitman, VP of Market Development of Carrier Networks at Corning Optical Communications, discusses how the vendor uses technology to cut costs, improve providers' profits and support the move to one network for all customers.
Next-Gen PON: $7B Market by 2022
Alison Diana  
7/30/2018   2 comments
Between 2017 and 2022, next-generation PON sales will increase at a compound annual growth rate of almost 40%, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
Calix, GLDS Speed Up OSS/BSS Integration
Carol Wilson  
7/26/2018   1 comment
Calix AXOS platform enables turn-up of new interfaces in four weeks, rather than four to six months, the two vendors say.
Orange Biz Brings Cloud Control to Wealth Management
Alison Diana  
7/23/2018   12 comments
Through a partnership with Additiv, the service provider delivers an OTT-like cloud-based offering that allows financial institutions to gain digital transformation without ripping and replacing mainframe legacy systems.
ADTRAN Feels Those New Customer Good Vibrations
Alison Diana  
7/18/2018   6 comments
ADTRAN saw most sales grow and costs drop this quarter compared to the first three months of 2018, and that's not the only good news CEO and President Tom Stanton shared with analysts today.
400G-ZR Standard Revs Up Optical Network Speeds
Broadband World News  
7/13/2018   1 comment
Line rates of 400G and higher will become more power efficient in 2019 and 2020, driven by by the 400G-ZR standard – good news for optical and submarine networks.
Global Broadband Speeds Accelerate, but Not Everyone Can Celebrate
Alison Diana  
7/10/2018   3 comments
Fiber deployments fueled an average 23% increase year-over-year in global broadband speed, but some regions fell further behind with few signs of ever catching up.
IIoT + SMBs Spells Operator Opportunity
Alison Diana  
7/5/2018   2 comments
Global spending on the Industrial Internet of Things will reach $91.4 billion by 2023 and that's great news for operators focused on technologies, services and resources for SMBs in verticals such as healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing that need both high-speed broadband and IIoT solutions.
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