The stellar list of speakers continues to build for Broadband Forum’s Ultra-fast Broadband Acceleration Seminar (UFBB BASe), taking place June 25-27, 2019 in Den Haag, Netherlands.
The latest additions to the line-up include cutting-edge success stories from Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Open Access innovator VXFIBER and the Huawei’s latest vision for next-generation fixed broadband by James Zhou, Senior Technical Director of Advanced Wireline Access Technology. In addition, gain insights into KT’s highly successful advancements in delivering gigabit services over existing copper infrastructure in Korea and across the globe in a presentation that will be delivered by Chano Gómez, Board Director of GiGA Wire Alliance. These luminaries join a world-class line-up of carriers, vendors, and analysts already committed. To see the agenda, click here.
UFBB BASe is a conference uniquely constructed by technology innovators for technology leaders and has emerged as THE must-attend event for broadband professionals seeking a conference with the technical depth and real-world insights to bring actionable innovations back to their respective companies.
Networking opportunities will be a plenty, including a special social event on the evening of 26 June of the conference that will take place at one of the top-rated “must try” Indonesian restaurants in Den Haag – Garoeda.
Worldwide revenue for broadband access equipment dropped 2% to $2.9 billion in the first three months of the year, according to a new report by Dell’Oro Group.
Sales of XG-PON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2 OLT ports, DOCSIS 3.1 and customer premises equipment (CPE) somewhat offset converged cable access platform (CCAP) spending, which declined for the second quarter in a row, the research firm found. In fact, total cable access concentrator revenue shrank 38% when compared with the prior period a year ago, driven by the CCAP spending slowdown in both North America and Europe, Dell’Oro said.
On the other hand, 10Gbit/s FTTH deployments continued to gain steam, said Jeff Heynen, Research Director for Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro.
“The next-gen fiber increases nearly offset the weakness in cable CCAP spending, as cable operators push off new capacity purchases while they determine how to move forward with distributed access architectures,” added Heynen,
Claiming a UK first, full-fiber infrastructure provider and Internet Service Provider (ISP) Truespeed will start offering residential customers a future-proof, Active Ethernet 10Gbps-capable full-fiber service later in 2019.
Unlike 10Gbps Passive Optical Network (PON)-based networks where the fiber-optic beam is split between customers on a segment of the network causing contention, Truespeed’s Active Ethernet network delivers a dedicated 10Gbps link to every individual customer, maximizing throughput.
Truespeed has just completed a small pilot deployment with the new 10Gbps-capable residential fiber Ethernet switch from Danish vendor DKT A/S and plans to offer it to residential customers alongside the current 1Gbps box.
“Our full-fiber network was built to be future-proof by design with all customers connected to a 10Gbps-capable port in every cabinet as standard. Offering a 10Gbps box for residential customers was always part of the plan and is a natural next step,” said Josef Karthauser, CTO of Truespeed. “The 10G NTE pilot went perfectly and we are now looking forward to offering residential customers speeds of up to 10Gbps before the end of the year, giving them the ultimate in high-performance, highly-reliable full-fiber connectivity that will satisfy their bandwidth needs for decades.”
KPN has announced it will accelerate its fiber roll-out in The Hague, The Netherlands. By the end of 2021, at least 80,000 households in different districts of The Hague will be connected to KPN’s fiber network and work in the Regentessekwartier will start at the beginning of July.
The plans in the Hague are part of KPN’s strategy to accelerate the roll-out of fiber throughout the Netherlands. After the Regentessekwartier district of The Hague, KPN will continue deploying fiber in the capital.
“The market for the construction of networks is increasingly competitive and this means that parties can come across each other when installing fiber optic connections,” said Maximo Ibarra, CEO of KPN. “Where other parties are also active, KPN is open to cooperation in construction in order to minimize nuisance caused by excavation work for the municipality and its residents.”
Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope via acquisition) has announced an expanded hospitality connectivity portfolio to include the company’s ICX 7150-24F fiber switch, ICX 7150-C08 compact switch and Fiber Backpack, which supports its H510 access point (AP).
The new products add fiber support to existing offerings for hospitality and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) customers. Together with CommScope’s structured cabling products, the company can now offer customers an end-to-end solution. Ruckus is also announcing the addition of new Internet of Things (IoT) partners to its ecosystem to better address hospitality business priorities, including improving operational efficiency, enhancing guest services, and increasing guest and staff safety.
The company says its new Fiber Backpack allows for direct integration of Ruckus H510 in-room access points onto the fiber backbone for a clean, secure installation leveraging the scale, speed and efficiency of fiber-to-the-room architecture.
A Series of Fortunate Events – by Broadband Forum
The Broadband Forum’s Q2 2019 Meeting has concluded in Seoul, South Korea. Thank you to all those that attended and made it such a memorable event!
Broadband Forum will host the 4th XGS-PON Interoperability Test Event with FSAN (Full Service Access Network), from 8-12 July at the LAN labs in Tauxigny, France. To register for the event, please click here – https://www.lanpark.eu/GPON2/registration.php.
We will also be at the Amsterdam RAI, on 15-17 October, at Broadband World Forum, as the global communications’ industry’s biggest event returns after two successful years in Berlin. The event annually welcomes over 4,000 attendees from around the world and is the perfect opportunity to connect with the entire fixed network ecosystem with a large floorspace and three days of curated content.
We Want You for the 2019 BBWF internet Pavilion Demo! The SDN/NFV Work Area is looking for vendor and operator participation in developing and executing the CloudCO Demo, following the success of the OB-BAA demo last year which gained very high industry visibility. If you would like to be involved in pulling together this project, we need your confirmation by July 1. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org).