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Content posted in November 2017
Italy's TIM Tests ADTRAN Mosaic
Alison Diana  
11/30/2017   7 comments
Italian service provider TIM signed a memorandum of understanding with ADTRAN and will analyze the vendor's Mosaic Cloud Platform as part of its access network transformation.
Imbalanced Pole Access Prices Penalize ILECS – Study
Alison Diana  
11/29/2017   14 comments
Despite a 2011 FCC rule, ILECs pay an average 870% more for pole access than cable providers, according to a USTelecom survey – and that makes deploying networks an expensive, time-consuming job for incumbent local exchange carriers.
DT Brings FTTH to Small-Town Germany
Alison Diana  
11/28/2017   9 comments
If 750 customers sign on during a pilot program, microtrenching will allow Germany's leading service provider to deliver fiber-to-the-home services to smaller cities like Bad Staffelstein.
Colt Blazes Into North American Enterprises
Alison Diana  
11/27/2017   13 comments
Having won over many enterprise customers in Europe and Asia and establishing a toehold in the US, Colt Technology Services now aims its high-speed fiber, Colt IQ Network and data center offerings at North American enterprises.
Britain's Broadband Transformation: Beyond the Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
11/22/2017   58 comments
The UK's plan to close its digital divide is the first step in bringing next-generation opportunities to employees across age and skill sets, a new report from BT and Accenture finds.
Gfast Gallops Into Year-End
Alison Diana  
11/21/2017   11 comments
Large and small service providers are investigating, trialing and deploying Gfast.
Wireless Providers Dig Into Fiber Backhaul
Alison Diana  
11/20/2017   12 comments
The imminent arrival of 5G encourages wireless providers to increasingly invest in fiber backhaul, a recent report finds.
SD-Access: The Foundation for Transformation
Alison Diana  
11/17/2017   43 comments
During a recent UBB2020 Radio show, ADTRAN executive Robert Conger detailed the revolutionary role SD-Access plays in telco and cable operators' network – and business – transformations.
Can Cable Broadband Woo Enterprises?
Alan Breznick  
11/16/2017   28 comments
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.
FCC's Net Neutrality Showdown Slated for December
Alison Diana  
11/16/2017   39 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a December 14 vote to reclassify ISPs and end net neutrality laws, according to Reuters.
CSPs: Size Doesn't Matter in Agile World
Alison Diana  
11/15/2017   23 comments
As they invest in far-reaching access networks and next-generation technologies, service providers are retooling their cultures into startup mode.
New Viavi Extension Gives Techs Same Tool for New 5G Tasks
Alison Diana  
11/15/2017   3 comments
Viavi Solutions extended the capabilities of its CellAdvisor JD700B Series to enable fiber and wireless technicians to use familiar equipment in a new 5G arena.
MEF 2017: Network Services Demand Access Choices
Alison Diana  
11/14/2017   3 comments
To meet enterprise customer SLAs, it's vital for service providers to deploy multiple access options such as fiber, coax and WiFi, Spectrum Enterprise Group VP Satya Parimi tells MEF 2017 attendees.
Fiber Champion Heather Burnett Gold to Retire
Broadband World News  
11/13/2017   5 comments
President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association Heather Burnett Gold will start the retirement process on Sept. 30, with a replacement to be named in time for June's Fiber Connect.
XGS-PON Plugfest Shows Operators a Migration Path
Alison Diana  
11/13/2017   4 comments
Second-annual XGS-PON interoperability plugfest in France brought together 13 companies that accelerated PON technology development and mapped out a migration path for operators.
Altice Management Reorg Calms Investors... for Now
Alison Diana  
11/10/2017   9 comments
After losing 75,000 broadband subscribers in France alone and €6 billion ($7 billion) in valuation, Altice NV Co-Founder Patrick Drahi has taken back control of the cable and telco operator – and so far, Wall Street approves.
CableLabs' TIP Lab Focuses on Virtualizing RAN With Gfast, DOCSIS & More
Alison Diana  
11/9/2017   10 comments
CableLabs will focus on virtualizing the radio access network for non-ideal fronthaul links, such as DOCSIS, Gfast, Ethernet and microwave as cost-effective alternatives.
Africa's FTTx Market Takes Off
Alison Diana  
11/7/2017   19 comments
Africa's service providers are investing heavily in fiber, looking to open the door to new products, services and revenue opportunities despite the continent's typical preference for wireless.
Altice USA & Sprint Sign MVNO Pact
Alison Diana  
11/6/2017   13 comments
For the past six months Sprint has been working with cable operator Altice USA to leverage each other's strengths for the benefit of their customers (and their bottom lines).
Get Your All (SD-Access) Pass on UBB2020 Radio
Alison Diana  
11/6/2017   6 comments
Robert Conger, associate vice president of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy at ADTRAN, is UBB2020 Radio's guest on Nov. 7 at 11AM, when he'll share his insights on SD-Access opportunities, technologies and benefits.
Customers Want Internet of Solutions, Not Things
Alison Diana  
11/3/2017   19 comments
All these Internet-enabled devices don't mean a thing if they're difficult to connect and consumers don't trust them.
AT&T Adds AI Smarts to Microservice Speed
Alison Diana  
11/2/2017   4 comments
By adding artificial intelligence to microservices, AT&T brings smarts to a software known for speed.
Verizon's Vision: 'We Need a Better Network'
Alison Diana  
11/1/2017   3 comments
During Calix Connexions in Las Vegas, Verizon VP of Network Planning Lee Hicks described the treacherous waters his team waded in while figuring out current and future ultra-broadband network needs.




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