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Content posted in November 2016
Altice Favors Fiber Over D3.1 for Its US Upgrade
Anne Morris  
11/30/2016   26 comments
Altice announces 'Generation Gigaspeed' and becomes the first major US cable provider to go all out for a large-scale FTTH rollout rather than an upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on Redifining the Network to Connect People and Things
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11/30/2016   13 comments
Xipeng Xiao, Head of the CTIO Office in Western Europe at Huawei, talks about how the ultra-broadband network is being redefined and how the Internet is not only making people smart, but things are also getting smarter as well.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Vodafone On Fixed Access Network Sharing
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11/30/2016   3 comments
Vodafone' Head of Fixed Access Centre of Excellence, Gavin Young, chats about Fixed Access Network Sharing (FAN), a concept allows operators to collaborate and share their infrastructure.
Ofcom Puts BT on Notice Over Legal Separation of Openreach
Anne Morris  
11/29/2016   17 comments
UK regulator puts pressure on telco to make greater inroads towards meeting its competition concerns.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly on Open, Reliable, Affordable Internet For All
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11/29/2016   4 comments
ADTRAN's Ronan Kelly talks about the disruptive impact that the broadband revolution is having on the world and how it is enabling a new era of industrial innovation.
TDC Broadens Its Ultra-Broadband Mix
Ray Le Maistre  
11/29/2016   22 comments
Danish operator adds to its broadband access network technology options in an effort to deliver the best services to its customers.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Nokia on the Mass Rollout of Broadband
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Federico Guillen, president of Nokia Fixed Networks, discusses the roadmap towards universal broadband.
How Balloons Can Play a Role In Broadband Delivery
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11/28/2016   12 comments
Mauro Goncalves Filho, Strategy and Operations at the X division of Google, provides an update on Project Loon, which aims to deliver broadband Internet access to users in remote areas.
Europe Will Need Broadband Diversity, Finds Study, but Which Tech Wins Out?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/24/2016   107 comments
The European Commission's vision of a Gigabit Society will require the deployment of a broad range of ultra-broadband technologies across fiber, copper, HFC and wireless networks, finds study, but the question remains about which tech(s) will dominate.
How Fiber Plays a Key Role in Orange's Convergent Network Plans
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11/23/2016   5 comments
Alain Maloberti, Senior VP, Network Architecture & Design at Orange Labs Networks, talks about the network operator's investments in broadband technologies such as GPON and (soon) XGS-PON and how they fit into the bigger picture.
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards  
11/22/2016   26 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Broadband Forum CEO On The Potential of CORD
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11/21/2016   1 comment
Robin Mersh, CEO at the Broadband Forum, discusses the potential for the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) initiative as part of the access network virtualization trend.
Videotron Launches Next-Gen DOCSIS
Elliot Richards  
11/17/2016   30 comments
Montreal-based service provider Videotron joins the DOCSIS 3.1 bandwagon to offer blazing speeds across Quebec.
Why Ucom Is Checking Out NG-PON2
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11/17/2016   8 comments
Alexandr Yesayan, business development director and co-founder at Ucom, explains why the Armenian operator is trialing NG-PON2 technology.
France's Iliad Gets a Broadband Trouncing
Iain Morris  
11/16/2016   40 comments
When it comes to broadband subscriber growth, Iliad lost out badly in the third quarter.
Verizon Makes Its NG-PON2 Case
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11/16/2016   13 comments
Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology at Verizon Communications, makes the case for NG-PON2 in both the residential and business services markets in the US.
Telefónica on FTTH in Spain
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11/15/2016   8 comments
Jose Luis Lozano from Telefónica discusses key developments in Spain's fiber to the home (FTTH) market.
Why Operators Are Re-Farming Their Central Offices
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11/15/2016   Post a comment
Jinn Xu, director of the Access Network Solution Sales Dept. at Huawei, talks about central office re-farming.
Arris on the Evolution of Cable CPE
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11/14/2016   Post a comment
Anthony Zuyderhoff, VP of CPE Sales & Sales Engineering, EMEA at Arris, talks about developments in the cable broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market and Arris's latest portfolio enhancements.
Why BT Is Trialing Long-Reach VDSL
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11/14/2016   1 comment
Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
Enabling Europe's Digital Single Market
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11/11/2016   1 comment
Anna Krzyzanowska, Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks at the European Commission, talks about the role of ultra-broadband networks and services in enabling a Digital Single Market in Europe.
G.fast Chipset Market to Hit $4.2bn by 2022 – Report
Elliot Richards  
11/11/2016   12 comments
The G.fast chip market is set to grow exponentially during the next five years.
Openreach Offers Gigabit Speeds to UK Market
Elliot Richards  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Openreach has announced plans to enable Gigabit ultra-broadband speeds across its UK FTTP network, but is the UK incumbent doing enough?
Why NBN Has a Multi-Technology Mix
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11/8/2016   1 comment
Daniel Willis, Principal Technology Officer at Australia's NBN, talks about the development of the national broadband network and why the wholesale operator is deploying a number of different access technologies.
Spark Encourages Customers to Ditch Copper for Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/8/2016   16 comments
As several telecom operators look for ways to push faster speeds over ageing copper networks, a New Zealand ISP is actively encouraging customers to ditch copper in favor or fiber or even a 4G connection.
Cox Communications on the Future of Cable Broadband
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11/7/2016   1 comment
Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Network Strategy at Cox Communications, talks about the impact of DOCSIS 3.1 and virtualization in the cable access network.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
Swisscom Goes Faster With G.fast & Releases Solid Numbers
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   5 comments
Swisscom released its latest results this week and showed a solid performance as it becomes one of the first of the big telcos to start pushing out G.fast to customers.
What Can We Learn From Google's Pause on Fiber?
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   20 comments
Google Fiber's decision to halt its gigabit developments provides an insight into the broadband market and raises a lot of questions.
BT on Its Evolving FTTP Strategy
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11/3/2016   Post a comment
Andy Whale, Chief Engineer at Openreach, BT's access network division, explains how and why the operator is ramping up its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout and the challenges Openreach faces as it aims to connect 2 million premises with fiber.
Beltelecom Hits 1 Million GPON Subs
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2016   1 comment
The national operator in Belarus has signed up its millionth fiber-based broadband customer as it continues its network transformation program.
How HKBN Has Built a Business Around OTT Video
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11/2/2016   Post a comment
Partnering with OTT video specialists has proven to be a successful strategy for Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), says CTO and co-founder Gary McLaren.
Why AT&T Has NG-PON2 on Its Roadmap
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11/1/2016   Post a comment
Tom Anschutz, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, talks about the potential applications of NG-PON2 and how that technology fits into the US giant’s network and service plans.
Fiber to the Fjord: Norway's FTTH Penetration Tops 35%
Ray Le Maistre  
11/1/2016   20 comments
Norway added more than 112,000 fiber broadband connections in the 12 months to the end of June, according to official statistics.




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