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Three Questions for New Google Fiber CEO
2/8/2018   14 comments
Google Access, the division that includes Google Fiber and Webpass, names ex-TWC COO Dinni Jain CEO.
Ultra-Broadband: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
12/21/2017   41 comments
High-speed broadband investments may appear expensive, but their value keeps growing as providers gain invaluable new revenue streams, cut operational costs and improve CX.
Broadband World Forum 2017 in Pics
11/8/2017   40 comments
BBWF was jam-packed with new technologies, industry bigwigs and product demonstrations. Page through this slideshow to recapture memories or see what you missed and plan next year's visit to Berlin.
5 Things to Do in Berlin (After BBWF)
9/27/2017   9 comments
After exploring network connectivity at Broadband World Forum, why not spend time touring Germany's historic capital?
Providers Respond to Net Neutrality 'Day of Action'
7/12/2017   20 comments
Although most did not participate in the Internet-wide Day of Action designed to demonstrate widespread support for net neutrality and Title II, several CSPs and operators used the event to promote their views on the topics.
6 Reasons Smart Homes Are Smart Business
6/5/2017   11 comments
With ultra-broadband, service providers pour the foundation of smart homes. But the key to unlocking this opportunity lies in demonstrating the value-add that IoT delivers to households.
New OTT Entrants Shake Up Broadcasting
4/3/2017   6 comments
Verizon is delving into the competitive OTT market, where cable operators, CSPs and less traditional businesses vie for subscribers and eyeballs.
7 Best Practices for Broadband Public-Private Partnerships
2/21/2017   14 comments
As government agencies consider P3s, they can learn from other markets and nations while crafting agreements that speak specifically to current and future broadband needs.
FTTH Conference 2017: Fiber Fun in Marseille
2/20/2017   6 comments
The FTTH community headed to Marseille in France for its annual European gathering and heard a lot about technology evolution, demand drivers and (of course) the operational challenges facing network operators.
The Broadband Bunch: 5 People Reshaping the FCC
2/13/2017   9 comments
Reshaping the FCC seems to happen with regularity -- every four or eight years at the start of a new US administration -- but this time, the impact could be greater than ever before.

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Without end-to-end automation of the network, service providers cannot help customers enterprise, government, manufacturing, healthcare succeed and that's something testing vendors recognize and are acting upon.
US cable operators added 2.7 million broadband subscribers in 2017 while telcos lost about 625,000, according to Leichtman Research Group.
New bill would ban blocking, throttling, paid prioritization and most zero-rating practices.
The UK government unveiled the first 13 recipients of half the 190 million allotted for fiber-to-the-premise projects designed to deliver gigabit speeds around the country.
There's no end in sight for the fiber frenzy, so Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd. (HFCL) is building a new factory capable of making 4 million miles of fiber optic cable each year.
Flash Poll
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. London

Interoperability and field-test procedures accelerate time to revenue and ensure good service.

As fiber moves deeper into the access network and is married with Gfast copper technology to deliver gigabit services, there are several key test considerations that ensure success.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Advantages of combining GPON and Gfast
  • Gfast features
  • GPON construction and activation test
  • Upgrading and testing for Gfast
  • Speed testing to validate service and TCP efficiency

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Listen to this archived radio show for a look into the state of multi-vendor, multi-domain SDN-based controllers and SD-Access architectures.
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
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!
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case ...
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