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As networks become larger, more complex and connect a growing number of devices, service providers must rely on automation technologies to improve efficiency, customer satisfaction and revenue.
Under the White House plan, President Trump will dole out 80% of the allotted $50 billion for rural infrastructure or $40 billion directly to state leaders, letting governors pick from areas such as broadband, power generation, water facilities or transportation.
It will cost less than $20 billion to connect unserved US anchor institutions with fiber, a step that will deliver fiber-based broadband to 95% of the population, a cost analysis conducted for the SHLB Coalition said.
In a February 21 radio show, Jeremy Harris, director of subscriber solutions and experience at ADTRAN, will discuss how service providers can use SD-Access, virtualization, automation and other technologies to improve customer experience – thereby decreasing churn and boosting sales.
Sure, Google Fiber may have turned its back on Beantown but AT&T is showing apartment-dwelling Bostonians some love with a new 500Mbit/s Gfast offering.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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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.

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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.
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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!
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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