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5/25/2017 | 9:42:27 AM
Re: Verizon's confusions

So. @comtech3...you seem really confused by history.


Let's start with AT&T.  The AT&T we have today is actually primarily what in the old days would have been called South West Bell Telephone Company or SWBT.  They bought Pacbell and Ameritech and became SBC.  From there they bought BellSouth and the old AT&T (the one that bought MediaOne but dumped it years ago) and retook the name AT&T.  The actual video transition/confusion has been over U-Verse and DirectTV.

Verizon on the other hand built FiOS and has run their own video service over it and has nothing to do with DirectTV with FiOS.  They offer DirectTV in places that don't have FiOS.

As to Bonded NG PON...think of it for serving 5G Cell Sites not homes.





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5/25/2017 | 9:40:36 AM
Re: Verizon's confusions
"Now here we are with another "lost soul", Verizon. Started out with PON FTTH for Internet and Directv for video. How strange it is that Directv became the common denominator both AT&T and Verizon!"

Difference being, I think, that Verizon's fixed-line network is actually capable of meeting DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit speeds, whereas AT&T's still playing catch up a decade after insisting that it didn't need to run fiber all the way to the home. 
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5/25/2017 | 8:26:39 AM
Verizon's confusions
Like At&T, Verizon's foray into the world of broadband technology was not thought through thoroughly. Lets start with AT&T. Their incursion into cable territory started with the acquisition of the number one cable company at the time, MediaOne. Being a new kid of the block, AT&T did not do a good job of assessing what they were getting into, and as a result, customers started fleeing in droves because of the poor service they had received by their new provider. What ensued was a near collapse of AT&T Broadband, as the company was called. However, the near disaster was mitigated by the company's board and stockholders to agree to a merger worth $72B with then third cable company, Comcast. The rest is history!

Not satisfied with their prior "messed up", AT&T came out with a new broadband strategy with a fancy name to it, called AT&T Uverse. This strategy started out using optical fiber to the cabinet, which was attached to utility poles. These were huge and unsightly monstrosities that elicited the wrath of  neighborhood folks. At the cabinet, the fiber terminated, and the journey to the subscriber's home was taken over by plain old copper line. Of course, this method didn't work out well.

They next embarked on another acquisition, Directv. That apparently made them the largest pay TV company in the US, and possibly, the world. They also went a notch up by being a MVPD with their DirectvNow. But all said and done, AT&T remains a company that seems to have lost its way to the "promised land".

Now here we are with another "lost soul", Verizon. Started out with PON FTTH for Internet and Directv for video. How strange it is that Directv became the common denominator both AT&T and Verizon! Well, subsequently, Verizon added VOIP and video service as part of its Fios package. Fios began with each sub getting their own fiber, and brag a lot about how the cablecos bandwidth was shared by their subs. Verizon got rude awakening when they realize they had to do the same as the cablecos with introduction of optical splitters on a shared backbone.

Come full circle again, and here we have Verizon talking about revaming their transmission method to one of NG2 PON using bonded lightwaves to deliver gigabit services that most households don't need.

steve q
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5/24/2017 | 12:06:11 AM

The only way Verizon is able to provide a faster speed with channel bonding with NG-PON2 . Is using the same format as fiber jumper to the customer location,and forgo using the ont as the main point of the frame work. With the use of the fiber jumper it will then let the customer have the ability to use there on router or network device to provide the backbone for there business and home's plus the use of the fiber jumper will let large apartment place use hotpots over fiber to help boost the data/video service to those customer that have a harder time to reach .

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