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As gigabit subscribers grow toward 100M, so does case for G.fast, analyst says

As broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber and others compete to bring 1 Gbps and higher speeds into more U.S. communities, the need for a somewhat futureproof solution to consumer and business demand is growing. These providers need to take a look at G.fast, which can accelerate broadband over existing copper pairs, a research analyst said.

FairPoint says operators must support lit and dark fiber to compete for small cell backhaul

FairPoint Communications, keen to get a piece of the emerging small cell wireless backhaul and services market being fueled by major wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon, is doing an about-face on dark fiber.

BT says G.Fast trials are on track with eight competitive providers aboard

BT is on track with its G.fast trials, serving its own customers and eight of its competitive carrier provider customers via its Openreach division. But the service provider is still weighing how it can make an investment case for a broader deployment.

Comcast ups gigabit battle against AT&T with five-market DOCSIS 3.1 launch

Comcast plans to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled gigabit broadband services to five markets this year, boosting a challenge to AT&T's ongoing FTTH program.

Deutsche Telekom, Nokia achieve 10G speeds over copper in XG-Fast lab trial

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.

AT&T, Equinix, Verizon and others lend hand in Open Compute Project's telco data center initiative

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, SK Telecom and Verizon have joined the Open Compute Project (OCP)  in an effort to drive the organization's new Telco Project focused on data center technologies.

Sprint's thirst for dark fiber-based small cell backhaul spells opportunity for Zayo, Level 3, others

Sprint recently said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it would be using a mix of 2.5 GHz spectrum and dark fiber for small backhaul-- a move that could potentially benefit various competitive wireline carriers who have aggressively built out fiber networks in anticipation of the emerging small cell backhaul trend.

Verizon becomes member of ONOS project, furthers SDN, NFV innovation

Verizon has become the latest major service provider to join ONOS (Open source SDN Network Operating System), an organization for service providers and networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

Mediacom sets foundation to deliver 1 Gig services in Missouri

Mediacom has put the network elements together to deliver a gigabit-speed broadband service throughout its Columbia and Jefferson City markets in Missouri.

AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definition

AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.