Cable Broadband’s Future Lies in Deep Fiber, WOW! is First Up

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As the cable industry rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure, cable companies should have no trouble offering gigabit broadband – at least for a while. But as take rates climb and as the cable companies get set to support multigigabit speeds, they are looking...Learn More

Gigabit Telehealth Trial Targets Patients with Complex Ailments

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Ting Internet will support a gigabit telehealth trial in Westminster, Maryland that aims to improve treatment for patients who have complex ailments. Ting will provide gigabit connectivity to two group homes, each of which has three intellectually challenged patients who “go to the emergency room...Learn More

ADTRAN Establishes Mosaic Open Network Alliance

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August 28, 2017 — HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the establishment of the ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance (Mosaic Alliance). ADTRAN Mosaic, the most open and complete SD-Access solution in the industry, serves as the...Learn More

CenturyLink 10G PON Field Trial Points to a Virtualized Broadband Access Future

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As CenturyLink plots their FTTP broadband access future, the company has plans to use a virtualized 10G PON approach, said Frank Miller, CenturyLink vice president of access, in an interview with Telecompetitor. Rather than using a “monolithic” optical line terminal (OLT), CenturyLink 10G PON will...Learn More

Verizon Next Generation Broadband Strategy: We’ll Pass on G.fast and Stick With FTTP

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Speaking at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon’s Director of Network Planning Vincent O’Byrne outlined a Verizon next generation broadband strategy. That strategy is heavily focused on NG-PON2. It apparently will not include G.fast. “We have no strategy for G.Fast,” O’Byrne...Learn More

Verizon Reveals Next-Generation FTTP Plans, Including NG-PON2 Bonding

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By the time Verizon begins deploying next-generation fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure based on the NG-PON2 standard later this year or early next year, the company also will have set plans in motion to simplify upgrades beyond the company’s initial deployment of the technology, said Vincent O’Byrne,...Learn More

Adtran: Connect America Fund Broadband Technologies Will Be a Mixed Bag

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Telcos are likely to use a mixture of technologies — including fixed wireless, copper bonding and vectoring – to meet deployment requirements of phase two of the Connect America Fund (CAF), said Kurt Raaflaub, head of strategic solutions marketing for broadband equipment supplier Adtran, in...Learn More

In Pursuit of Next Generation FTTP, Verizon OMCI Specs Seek NG-PON2 Interoperability

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Verizon said today that it has completed what it believes is the first interoperability trial of next-generation passive optical networking 2 (NG-PON2) technology. In an interview, Dennis Khomitsky, distinguished member of Verizon’s technical staff, said the ability to mix optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical...Learn More

Network Engineers Test Next-Gen 10G XGS-PON Standard

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Network engineers from more than 30 companies gathered at LAN’s Digital Applications Laboratory in Tauxigny, France to test the performance and interoperability of ITU-T’s new 10-gigabit symmetrical passive optical networking XGS-PON standard. XGS-PON has emerged quickly as a global industry standard that is to co-exist...Learn More

Adtran: G.fast Dynamic Time Allocation Brings More Bandwidth Flexibility

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G.fast dynamic time allocation is now available on equipment from Adtran, the company said today. Dynamic time allocation automatically adjusts the amount of bandwidth that is allocated to upstream and downstream communications in response to consumer usage patterns, explained Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran head of solutions...Learn More

ADTRAN Acquires CommScope’s Active Fiber Access Product Lines

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Huntsville, Alabama — September 14, 2016 –ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced today that it has acquired key fiber access products, technologies and service relationships from subsidiaries of CommScope, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). This acquisition will enhance ADTRAN’s solutions for the...Learn More

FairPoint Managed Wireless LAN Service Offers Redundancy

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FairPoint Communications is the latest service provider to launch a managed Wi-Fi offering, positioning itself to capitalize on what is becoming an important growth area for telecom service providers.  The offering, dubbed FairPoint Managed Wireless LAN, is cloud-based and delivered from two separate data centers...Learn More

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