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BBWN Bites: ONF's Berlin lab to focus on SEBA, VOLTHA
Ray Le Maistre  
3/12/2020   Post a comment
Also in this broadband sector roundup: Why the UK needs more than just fiber investment promises; CityFibre tackles 'white finger'; FTTH dominates Portugal's fixed broadband lines.
5G rollouts give Dasan Zhone hope for 2020 growth
Ray Le Maistre  
3/12/2020   Post a comment
Vendor is well placed to benefit from 5G network investments in South Korea and Japan, where Rakuten Mobile is a customer.
There's no wireless without wires, no 5G without fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Operators such as Verizon have committed to investing in thousands of miles of fiber to support their 5G infrastructures, a vital component of this next-gen cellular technology that's expected to transform the world.
Calix CEO: 2020 Is a 'Year of Revenue & Profit Growth'
Alison Diana  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
Broadband Forum Takes on Carrier-Grade WiFi Challenge
Alison Diana  
1/24/2020   3 comments
The industry standards organization is looking to ease operator pain from residential WiFi, while it also sees initiatives in connected home and other projects bear fruit.
How to Transform Your Business Model & Grow Revenue – Webinar
Alison Diana  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
The State of States' Broadband Mapping
Alison’s Wonderland  
1/7/2020   3 comments
The lack of an accurate broadband map means states and counties including Illinois, Georgia and Roanoke, Va., must tackle this issue themselves before spending their residents' money on deploying infrastructure.
Telenet Tags SAM for IoT Home Security
Alison Diana  
12/9/2019   Post a comment
European cable operator partners with SAM Seamless Network to provide residential customers with software-based cybersecurity solution for all connected devices.
Don't Count Out EPON as MSOs Mull Their Fiber Future – ADTRAN Exec
Alison Diana  
12/4/2019   1 comment
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
ADTRAN's Revenues Plunge in Q3
Alison Diana  
10/31/2019   Post a comment
Slowed or paused purchasing by two major international operators, DT & Telmex, causes ADTRAN's third-quarter revenues to fall 22.9%.
Verizon Touts Progress With NG-PON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2019   Post a comment
Verizon and Calix bonded four wavelengths in the lab, bringing Verizon closer to its goal of one unified network for multiple services, says Kevin Smith, vice president of network planning at Verizon, during Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas.
Calix Q3 Earnings Show Transition Is (Slowly) Underway
Alison Diana  
10/25/2019   Post a comment
Calix must overcome ties to its hardware-based past and return to positive earnings, something CEO Carl Russo predicts will happen soon -- pointing to the vendor's flat Q3 earnings and uptick in Verizon orders as positive financial indicators.
Evolving unlicensed 5G applications: Closing the divide in mobile and last-mile connections
Partner Perspectives  
10/23/2019   Post a comment
First used for indoor, short range and fast data downloads, unlicensed spectrum is evolving to fill last-mile gaps between wire hubs and buildings, and providing continuous mobile connectivity on trains.
Comcast Business Crosses Canadian Border With iTel
Alison Diana  
10/16/2019   Post a comment
Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions will support US-based Fortune 1000's branch offices with northern neighbor through partnership with iTel, SVP and GM Glenn Katz explains.
Virtual Routing Software on Open Network Switches Delivers ROI Punch
Alison Diana  
10/3/2019   Post a comment
Volta Networks' cloud-native virtual routing software now runs on Edgeware Networks' AS7316-26XB cell site gateway switch, the first step in a partnership the two vendors hope will accelerate CSP adoption of white box technologies across providers' networks.
DOCSIS 3.1: A Calm Before the D4 Storm
Alison Diana  
9/11/2019   Post a comment
As some MSOs consider the direction of their future DOCSIS investments and others embrace full-fiber, most D3.1 adopters will finalize roll-outs this year.
Operators' Hurricane Dorian Prep (& Luck) Pay Off for Florida
Alison’s Wonderland  
9/6/2019   1 comment
Years of investment in infrastructure and user-friendly tools make the difference in how operators act before and after natural disasters, even though Hurricane Dorian's impact on Florida was far less than originally forecast (thankfully).
Broadband Forum Updates Quality of Experience Delivered Initiative
Alison Diana  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
Industry organization's third-quarter meeting features demonstration of QED implementation and release of Broadband Forum architecture report.
ADTRAN CEO Tom Stanton Q&A: All Access All the Time
Alison Diana  
8/21/2019   8 comments
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
Illinois' $420M Broadband Program Is Part of National Trend
Alison Diana  
8/19/2019   7 comments
Governor JB Pritzker introduced the Broadband Advisory Panel, consisting of 25 private citizens and government professionals, who will work with ISPs to guide Illinois' $420 million investment in broadband infrastructure.
BBWF Interview: Slovak Telekom's Branimir Maric on Next-Gen Networks, FTTH & 5G
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/14/2019   4 comments
Branimir Maric, CTIO at Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, discusses the rise and future of the next-generation network, and the challenges and opportunities that are ahead.
ADTRAN Connects Operators to Smart-Home Opportunity
Alison Diana  
8/13/2019   5 comments
ADTRAN kicks open the door to connected home opportunity for operators, integrating SmartRG into Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite and debuting new products.
Broadband Forum's Connected-Home Standard Gathers Momentum
Alison Diana  
8/9/2019   11 comments
The industry association's latest iteration of its popular TR-069 standard was specifically developed to help providers remotely manage and control smart-home networks.
BBWF Interview: BT's Ben Azvine on the Impact of AI, ML on Cybersecurity & IT
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/7/2019   7 comments
BT uses advanced monitoring capabilities as well as traditional firewalls and intrusion prevention systems to boost its cybersecurity capabilities, Global Head of Security & Innovation Ben Azvine tells Broadband World Forum in an interview preview of his BBWF 2019 presentation in Amsterdam in October.
Cloud-Based Apps Power 10G PON
Alison Diana  
7/31/2019   6 comments
Residential and enterprise demand for cloud-based apps and the need for more storage are driving operator investment in 10G PON, says Ovum analyst Julie Kunstler.
Diversity Will Soon Lead Calix Back to Profitability: CEO Russo
Alison Diana  
7/24/2019   17 comments
Calix continues to diversify its customers and solutions, extend the market for its more profitable platform and services and has almost transferred its supply chain from China, CEO Carl Russo tells investors.
DOCSIS 3.1 Gains New Ground
Alison Diana  
7/17/2019   7 comments
Some operators expand existing D3.1 infrastructure, while others discover fiber-only is too slow and expensive to meet subscribers' needs quickly enough to keep them happy.
NG-PON2 Tunable Optics Prices Too High for Nokia
Alison Diana  
6/5/2019   7 comments
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
MEF Releases SD-WAN Definitions to Boost Adoption
Alison Diana  
5/28/2019   16 comments
MEF made the final draft standard of SD-WAN service and attributes publicly available, with plans to release the final version in July.
Telcos Top Managed SD-WAN Services Market Share: Report
Alison Diana  
5/23/2019   8 comments
Mobile and cable operators represented half the managed SD-WAN services market share in this fast-growing space, while other broadband providers such as ISPs and satellite operators also appeared on Vertical Systems Group's ranking.
BSO Acquires IX Reach to Bolster Wholesale Services
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   6 comments
Acquisitive private network, cloud and hosting provider BSO expands worldwide customer base of wholesale service providers, ISPs, content providers and networks with purchase of IX Reach.
DASAN Zhone Credits Breadth of Products for Strong Q1
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   1 comment
Ability to deliver copper- and fiber-based technologies to service providers around the world helped DZS beat expectations and boost revenue to start 2019.
GoSEMO's Fiber Broadband Extends Life Beyond Field of Dreams
Alison Diana  
5/6/2019   2 comments
Rural Missouri electric utility creates broadband co-op and learns from other co-op companies how best to build a reliable network to keep rural residents connected.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana  
4/26/2019   7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana  
4/25/2019   15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
ADTRAN Starts 2019 With More Revenue & Customers
Alison Diana  
4/18/2019   2 comments
First-quarter earnings show demand for range of ADTRAN products and services, including Gfast, VDSL, XGS-PON and professional services, CEO and President Tom Stanton told analysts.
Broadband Forum Takes On Disaggregated BNG
Alison Diana  
3/27/2019   6 comments
A Broadband Forum group, led by David Sinicrope, with help from Geoff Burke, is working toward an architecture for disaggregated BNG that simplifies management and cuts costs for operators in a world of growing broadband demand.
Brits' Broadband Bulldogs Run From Lands End to John o' Groats
Alison’s Wonderland  
3/26/2019   8 comments
The number and power of Britain's so-called altnets are growing, increasing access to fiber-based gigabit broadband for residents and businesses.
CBTS, Cincinnati Bell's Integrator: Proprietary Service With Open Source Freedom
Alison Diana  
3/20/2019   5 comments
CBTS debuted a family of 10 Gbit optical networking solutions, coupled with off-the-shelf hardware and systems integration services designed to replicate the vendor experience of proprietary system days.
Will NGPON2 Be 'Real' in 2019? It Depends
Daniel Grossman  
3/19/2019   3 comments
Under the supervision of technology leaders, Verizon has fully operationalized NGPON2 so it's a cornerstone of the provider's new Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) access architecture. But does that mean NGPON2 is completely ready for prime time?
Spectrum Enterprise Provides SD-WAN as a White-Glove Managed Service: Parimi
Alison Diana  
3/11/2019   3 comments
To encourage customer adoption and hide the sophistication and complexity of wide-area network technologies, Spectrum Enterprise deployed its SD-WAN offering as an end-to-end managed service.
Telia Carrier Automates Wavelength Calcs – for a While
Alison Diana  
3/8/2019   7 comments
Telia Carrier participated in a successful live-network trial of Infinera's autonomous intelligent transponder (AIT) technology on its 1,500km (932-mile) international network.
Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
Alison Diana  
2/21/2019   20 comments
With its multi-year investment in next-generation PON beginning to show a return, Verizon's Intelligent Edge Network is now a reality, CEO Hans Vestberg told attendees of the Verizon 2019 Investor Meeting today.
Under the Hood of Telefónica's Optical Transport Disaggregation Project
Niall Hunt  
2/20/2019   5 comments
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios, head of Transport Technology and Planning at Telefónica GCTIO, discusses the benefits of disaggregation in a broadband-hungry world.
How Next-Gen Optical Networks Support 5G
Niall Hunt  
2/19/2019   5 comments
Disaggregration and standardization help optical network vendors advance their technologies while keeping costs in check – a big trend and topic of discussion during NGON & DCI World at the Acropolis in Nice.
ADTRAN's 2018 Earnings Set Up Strong Year
Alison Diana  
1/24/2019   2 comments
After posting year-end and fourth-quarter earnings, ADTRAN kicks off 2019 with strong demand across its product line, including Gfast, EPON, DOCSIS and fiber technologies, and continued work in NG-PON2 with Verizon.
Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana  
1/17/2019   16 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana  
1/15/2019   50 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
The Oracles From Oracle Communications: 2019 Predictions
Alison Diana  
1/4/2019   25 comments
In a brief Q&A, Mayank Choudhary, director of Global Product Marketing for Oracle Communications looks into 2019's anticipated trends.
AT&T's Scott Mair: Fiber Matters
Alison Diana  
12/19/2018   13 comments
Automation, databases and tooling dramatically increase fiber's return on investment and reduce the cost of deployment to new subscribers, says AT&T's President of Operations, Scott Mair.
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