AMSTERDAM -- ADTRAN, a leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced at Broadband World Forum it is helping toob, a full-fiber broadband provider in the UK, deliver gigabit speeds to more than 100,000 premises by the end of 2021, with initial deployments across the South of England.
British altnet toob recently shared its commitment to rolling out a gigabit-capable fiber network, just as British government set its new vision to have full-fiber broadband available to every home in the UK. ADTRAN provided toob with full turnkey support that included the delivery, installation and commissioning of toob's core, transport and access network. Leveraging the ADTRAN TA5000 gigabit services platform, toob efficiently deployed its network—from initial concept to fully operational network—in a matter of months.
"The UK's digital infrastructure is uncompetitive at present with only 8% of premises being able to access a full fiber connection. At toob we are committed to bringing the benefits of full fiber to all sectors of society in the communities in which we operate," said toob CEO Nick Parbutt. "We are executing quickly to pass 100,000 premises by the end of 2021 on our way to passing more than 1 million premises over the next decade. ADTRAN has matched our ambitious pace with delivering our network into Southampton in a matter of months, and I look forward to developing a stronger partnership over the coming years."
"Gigabit broadband has quickly transitioned from a luxury service to a requirement—businesses and consumers require those high-bandwidth connections to learn, work and play," said ADTRAN VP of EMEA Sales Stuart Broome. "We are committed to helping broadband providers, like toob, build and expand their best networks in order to bring the benefits of gigabit services to every community they serve."
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
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In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
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