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Dark Green: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Mid Pink: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Green: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, Italy

Allo-fiber-Lincoln-NebraskaI believe they are the first in the world to promise bonding to customers. Calix is now shipping AXOS nodes ready to bond two 500-800 megabit lines for true speeds over a megabit. Local company Allo in Lincoln has begun building a $100M fiber network, inspiring Windstream to become the first North American to order  They didn't give a deployment date, but probably want to go as fast as possible. As you can see from the map, Allo is already building. Demand is off the charts. Calix is shipping AXOS for revenue, not just trials.

While a gigabit is theoretically possible from a single line of, real world performance is more likely 500-800 megabits. Improving for a real gigabit and longer reach is likely in the next year or two, but some companies can't wait. Three North American cablecos are offering customers a gigabit today; most others will go to a gigabit with DOCSIS 3.1 next year. Also, do not forget to visit the gambling sites online casino ideal

Lincoln is the capital of the state and home of the University of Nebraska. The economy is booming, with a 3.1% unemployment rate and rising incomes (Wikipedia.)

Very few of the 100,000 homes in Lincoln are in tall buildings, what this Manhattanite visualizes when the announcement is of Apartment Dwellers. Per the aerial photos on Google maps. most of the town looks like densely packed single family homes. There are often 50-100 houses within 200 meters so should be economical in much of the city.  

Telus, AT&T, Verizon, and I believe Frontier are well advanced in planning but haven't announced anything. 

Here's the pr

July 28, 2016 08:25 ET

Windstream Uses Solutions From Calix in Lincoln MDUs

Calix AXOS Platform Speeds Delivery of an Unmatched Subscriber Experience to Apartment Dwellers in Nebraska's Capital

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2016) - Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in enabling next generation service delivery with an unmatched subscriber experience, today announced that Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, will equip multiple multi-dwelling units (MDUs) with Calix AXOS nodes and GigaFamily solutions in Lincoln, Nebraska. Using the combined solution of Calix E3-16F sealed DPU nodes and GigaFamily products, Windstream will dramatically increase broadband speeds available to residents in a select number of buildings. The company has plans to extend the deployment of technologies to deliver speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) over traditional copper telephone wires to other buildings in Lincoln and to other markets around the country.

"In a growing community like Lincoln with a large number of college students and young professionals, MDUs are both an opportunity and a challenge for service providers looking to enable a robust subscriber experience," said Art Nichols, Windstream vice president of network architecture and technology. "With the AXOS solution from Calix, we can quickly and easily deliver this experience by leveraging our existing copper infrastructure. We see subscribers in MDUs as a key market opportunity for us, and we are looking forward to leveraging Calix AXOS solutions to bring our ultra-fast services to this audience."

MDUs often have older copper and coaxial internal wiring and building access challenges. technology allows Windstream to eliminate these constraints and deliver faster broadband speeds. With the combination of the 801FB GigaPoint, a powerful, compact termination point that supports bonded, and the 844E GigaCenter, Windstream's MDU subscribers can take advantage of Carrier Class Wi-Fi with optimized reach and performance.

"Over the years, service providers have struggled to unlock the key to serving MDUs, which traditionally have been built with copper or coaxial cables, with the same level of broadband service as single family units," said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America sales at Calix. "By using the complete Calix AXOS solution, service providers like Windstream can now meet the high service expectations of their MDU subscribers and begin to take advantage of a significant growth opportunity."

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access software, systems, and services enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix's business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix's results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 125,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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Deutsche Telecom: 35b Supervectoring Delayed to 2019
Broadcom is now over 3 years late. DT briefed German reporters after their financial call and revealed 35b was now delayed until 2019. 35b should deliver 200+ meg downloads 500-600 meters, a crucial tool for DT, which is losing share to cable. Cable now covers about 70% of Germany and is expanding. DT now only offers 50-100 megabit DSL while cable is often 400 megabits, going to a gigabit. 

The problem is software; the hardware is shipping and supposedly will work. DT says 35b is not ready to turn on. Broadcom in 2015 said 35b was in "production" in the press release below. Alcatel in early 2016 said to expect complete systems very soon. "35g is very similar to 17a so there should be little delay."

Broadcom's problems are leading major telcos and vendors to have a plan B, using Sckipio DT itself is planning extensive deployments in 2019, mostly in apartment buildings.

Gigabit 100 Meters - Unless the Wires are Lousy
Speeds are fine, "Unless there's a line problem." I've been reporting for three years that ~10% of lines have problems. In the chart by Rami Verbin of Sckipio, he finds goes ~130 meters on good lines. Poor lines have about half the reach. 

His chart roughly matches the reports from Swisscom, Belgacom, and England for both & vectored DSL. The 10% with problems can cause the majority of the line-related complaints to support. The angry customers drive up cost.

Rami's solution to reach the gigabit is bonding, supported on the Sckipio chips. Verbin made some additional points:

  • 4 gigabits is possible by bonding two decent 2 gigabit lines.
  • Even in a service from remote cabinets, ~25% are close enough to get a full gigabit."
  • cDTA and iDTA are practical ways to deliver much higher upstream by switching some bandwidth from downstream to upstream only when needed.
  • 35B will probably be similar but Deutsche Telecom doesn't expect to deploy until 2019.

AT&T Wants Coax 2-5 Gigabit Very Soon.
AT&T faces intense competition from cable, talking about 10 gigabits in both directions. (Cable will only be 1 gig down, ~100 meg up, until ~2021.) AT&T wants something to brag about as well.

AT&T gained millions of lines of coax as part of the DirecTV deal. Alcatel and Huawei are leading the development of G.mgfast. That uses 424 MHz, full duplex, to achieve ~2.5 gigabits in both directions. The reach on telco twisted pair is only about 30 meters. On coax, those speeds can probably extend far enough to service most apartment buildings. Using 848 MHz, speeds can reach 5 gigabits. The ITU standards group has been aiming for 2019-2020 for G.mgfast, too slow for AT&T's marketers. David Titus wants a high-speed standard for coax "early in 2018." He believes that is "doable."

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