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Under the Hood of Telefónica's Optical Transport Disaggregation Project
Niall Hunt  
2/20/2019   5 comments
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios, head of Transport Technology and Planning at Telefónica GCTIO, discusses the benefits of disaggregation in a broadband-hungry world.
How Next-Gen Optical Networks Support 5G
Niall Hunt  
2/19/2019   5 comments
Disaggregration and standardization help optical network vendors advance their technologies while keeping costs in check – a big trend and topic of discussion during NGON & DCI World at the Acropolis in Nice.
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.
NBN Network Supports Seven-Fold Increase in Video Use
Niall Hunt  
10/26/2018   120 comments
Over the last six years, video demand has surged but NBN's investment in fiber, FTTC and DOCSIS 3.1 allowed the national Australian wholesaler to keep up with today's – and future – needs, CTO Ray Owen told a Broadband World Forum audience.
Altice Portugal's Fiber Fixation Continues to Pay Dividends
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2018   17 comments
During Broadband World Forum, Jorge Bonifacio, director of Network and Services Strategy at the Portuguese operator, shared Altice Fiber's 11-year-old FTTH policy, its impact and benefits.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   49 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.
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.
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.
Reykjavik Fibre CEO: BBWF Star & Iceland's Fiber Fave?
Niall Hunt  
10/9/2018   43 comments
2017 People's Choice Winner Erling Gudmundsson talks about being nominated again before this year's Broadband World Forum, the importance of a building a great team and working toward one shared vision.
The Netherlands: Wired for Business
Niall Hunt  
9/20/2018   14 comments
The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the world, with fiber battling cable to be the leading network technology.
Europe's Broadband Future: One Continent, Many Answers
Niall Hunt  
9/5/2018   5 comments
It is easy to say operators should focus on deploying gigabit broadband to support IoT, VR, smart cities and countless other future technologies. What's tougher is working out just how close we are to delivering this connectivity and how some countries lag.
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.
BBWF Announces 'Broadband Oscars' Categories
Niall Hunt  
5/30/2018   4 comments
This year's Broadband World Forum includes 13 categories in its annual Broadband Awards, described as the 'Broadband Oscars' by Portfolio Director Heather James.
BT Exec: 5G at Heart of Operator's Strategy
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
During a BBWF keynote, Howard Watson, CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, discussed the operator's investment and growth plans, including the extensive role 5G plays.
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.
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.
Denmark's Stofa Decides on DOCSIS 3.1
Niall Hunt  
5/30/2017   9 comments
Danish TV and broadband provider Stofa chooses ARRIS to help deliver gigabit broadband speeds and enhanced services, such as streaming UHD TV and apps, based on DOCSIS 3.1.




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Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
Governor JB Pritzker introduced the Broadband Advisory Panel, consisting of 25 private citizens and government professionals, who will work with ISPs to guide Illinois' $420 million investment in broadband infrastructure.
Branimir Maric, CTIO at Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, discusses the rise and future of the next-generation network, and the challenges and opportunities that are ahead.
ADTRAN kicks open the door to connected home opportunity for operators, integrating SmartRG into Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite and debuting new products.
It would cost about $70 billion over 10 years to bring all-fiber fixed-access broadband to rural and small-town America, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers in this month's exclusive BBWN column. The ROI? Priceless.
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Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London

The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.

One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:

  • Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
  • Node+0
  • Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
  • Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)

Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?

During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.

Key topics include:

  • What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
  • The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
  • How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.

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Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
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