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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 7/13/2020
In a sign of what may be in store this summer for other broadband service providers in North America and elsewhere around the world, Shaw Communications ended a long string of quarterly Internet subscriber gains in its fiscal third quarter, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/13/2020
Charter Communications is sizing up a plan to bid for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) subsidies that will put the cable operator in position to expand to "multi-million" residential and business passings over an eight-year period, the cable operator disclosed Monday in this 8-K filing.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/10/2020
Frontier Communications will pay for past sins related to alleged hidden fees and the "misrepresentation" of Internet speeds.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/10/2020
Also in this roundup: New report explores broadband business models; California nonprofit calls for "one gigabit or bust"; KCOM, ADVA go full steam for full fiber in Hull; Internet balloons go live over Kenya.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/8/2020
Telkom Kenya and Google-spinoff Loon have announced the official availability of balloon-powered Internet in Kenya, starting this month.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/8/2020
A new report from MyBroadband Insights analyzing speed tests performed across South Africa rates MTN as the best network during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/7/2020
BT-backed Openreach announced yesterday that FTTP service is officially live for 80,000 homes and businesses in Edinburgh.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/3/2020
Also in this roundup: Virgin Media launches gigabit services in Edinburgh and Liverpool; rural Mississippi gets the "equivalent of the initial delivery of electricity" with broadband legislation; and the Georgia Broadband Availability Map reveals huge disparities.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/3/2020
Sub-Saharan Africa is on track for mobile data traffic to skyrocket in the next five years, according to Ericsson's June 2020 Mobility Report. Meanwhile, fixed-broadband subscribers in South Africa have been declining.
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
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Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
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The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
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As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
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Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
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