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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 1/17/2018
Software-defined access will come of age in 2018, ready to support multiple media -- fiber, copper and wireless -- and the full range of residential, business and other services, an AT&T executive is predicting.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/17/2018
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai this week proposed $500 million in additional funding to deploy broadband across rural regions of the US, an amount more than double the shortfall in one popular federal program.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/16/2018
The fiber-deployment forecast is "strongly positive," with multiple signs pointing to continued growing demand for the high-speed broadband conduit, a new Heavy Reading report concludes.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, Light Reading, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project reshaping Central Offices into data centers, is expecting 2018 to be a big year for deployment, given the current edge computing drive and its own progress in creating a simpler unified platform.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/15/2018
Italian fiber broadband new entrant Open Fiber has struck an agreement with utility company Acea to invest euro 375 million (US$460 million) during the next five years to build a FTTH network in Rome that will reach up to 1.2 million homes.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/15/2018
T-Mobile Czech Republic plans to invest up to euro 600 million (US$736 million) during the next five years in the rollout of higher-speed fiber-based networks, according to a recent report on the Czech-language website.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/15/2018
With the successful completion of phase one of its multi-vendor NG-PON2 interoperability trial, Verizon moved a giant stride closer to deployment of next-generation PON and operation of one network for multiple businesses.
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Susan Fourtané, Science & Technology Journalist, 1/12/2018
Deutsche Telekom closed 2017 with a record in broadband expansion -- and plans even stronger growth in 2018.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 1/11/2018
Republican members of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today laid out four resolutions that kick off the federal government's legislative process for improving broadband infrastructure in the United States.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Consumers have always looked to the consumer electronics industry for cutting edge technology. Moving forward, service providers must reverse this pattern and move from defense to offense with the impending wave of IoT devices headed towards their subscribers' homes.

This webinar will focus on how service providers must leverage the hard-won position in the home network to fight off the web-scale competitors intent on relegating them in to wholesalers – wholesalers that would still bear the burden of the support calls.

Webinar speakers will highlight the new approaches that need to be taken in order to reduce the time required to get to market with new services and ensure always-on connectivity, including a managed WiFi offering, which provides a strong foundation and a springboard for the oncoming chaos of IoT.

In addition, the webinar will showcase what elements are required to give service providers an advantage in the in-home device battle to establish and own the strategic point of presence – including:

  1. 802.11ax WiFi technology
  2. Leading low-power IoT protocol support (e.g., BlueTooth, Zigbee and Z-Wave)
  3. MU-MIMO
  4. Voice recognition technology
  5. Advanced security

ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
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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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