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With due deference to Confucius, we are indeed living in interesting times!

Keith Willetts, Chairman and CEO, TM Forum
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Last month, Finland caused a bit of a stir by declaring broadband a legal right. Some people took that to mean that the Finnish government thinks everyone should have free broadband. What the law actually says is that a minimum of 1 Mbps connectivity must be made available to everyone by the middle of next year. Anyone who wants to subscribe will still have to pay for it.

John C. Tanner
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This research report provides a comprehensive overview on the status of FTTx deployments on a worldwide basis with a breakdown by architecture type and by geographic zone.

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IDATE Consulting & Research
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Ericsson is fulfilling its North American wireline dreams as AT&T named the Swedish vendor as one of its main suppliers under its newly-created “Domain Supplier” program.
 
This comes after reports emerged in June that AT&T wanted to reduce its telecom vendor list.

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Ovum’s new broadband forecasts show a steep increase in fibre to the home/building (FTTH/B) over the forecast period, brought on by increasing deployments of next-generation access

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Niche-driven opportunities for aggressive deployment of fiber can be leveraged to accelerate the migration to all-optical networks that will be essential to addressing market challenges.

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Motorola
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This paper explores new alternative return path technologies for GPON networks including: MoCA, RF over Glass (RFoG), DOCSIS Set-Top Gateway (DSG), RF-Digital-RF, Ethernet and SCTE-55-x Emulation.

It will conclude with a discussion of rethinking network design and selecting the best RF return path for access networks.

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China is now home to over 300 million internet users, 90% of whom use broadband access. China's broadband service providers are adding some 10 million users per year, reaching 89.8 million subs at the end of April, and expect to top 100 million by year-end.

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TA July 2009
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Iris Hong
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Governments considering national broadband infrastructure initiatives should stop treating wireless like a cash cow to be milked and more like an additional tool to connecting everyone with broadband, Ericsson said Thursday.

John C. Tanner
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According to research being concluded this month, global fixed broadband subscriptions stood at 422 million at the end of 2008, adding nearly 68 million subscriptions in the year and 16 million in the final quarter.

Julian Herbert/Informa Telecoms & Media
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