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FCC Finally Defines Broadband for All
Alison’s Wonderland  
12/14/2018   1 comment
At its meeting, the Federal Communications Commission increased the speed of acceptable rural broadband and increased funding for providers, delivering it to households and businesses in the countryside.
What's the Deal With WiFi 6 & Broadband?
Alison Diana  
12/6/2018   6 comments
Many traditional telco vendors are incorporating WiFi 6 in their products – and that's good news for service providers targeting residential customers, smart cities and other markets.
Brazil's Oi: Reusing Fiber for FTTH & 5G
Alison Diana  
12/5/2018   3 comments
Thanks to a new strategy and partnerships, one of Brazil's top service providers is ready to meet the country's anticipated surge in demand for fixed and mobile broadband connectivity.
Microsoft: Half the US Has no Internet at Broadband Speed
Alison Diana  
12/4/2018   5 comments
The FCC's unscientific measures under-represent the number of Americans without broadband, making it imperative for the public and private sectors to work together on bridging the digital divide, says Microsoft President Brand Smith.
Cisco VNI: A Map to Many Operator Opportunities
Alison Diana  
11/27/2018   10 comments
Within today's Cisco Visual Networking Index, service providers find insight that supports new lines of business or market opportunities.
FCC Plan: Faster Speeds for Rural Residents
Alison Diana  
11/26/2018   15 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to change the rules — and speeds — for at least one rural fixed-broadband plan, expecting the move will add value for providers and subscribers.
Nokia Set for New Fixed Networks Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2018   2 comments
Nokia's long-time head of fixed networking gear has been given a new role at the vendor, but his replacement hasn't been named.
Vendors Attack Broadband Cable's Power Costs
Alison Diana  
11/9/2018   8 comments
By thinking green, vendors can help save the environment and reduce operators' energy bills – perhaps by a lot.
BBWF: All Broadband Led to Berlin
Niall Hunt  
11/2/2018   9 comments
A snapshot of Broadband World Forum 2018 highlights and trends, as captured by Niall Hunt in words and photos.
With Amazon Alexa, Calix Translates Smart Home Opp Into Reality
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   13 comments
Calix released two GigaSpire models powered by EXOS, one with built-in Amazon Alexa, designed to give operators the platform-based foundation to build a services-oriented smart homes business.
Calix Dulls Sharp Network Edge With Intelligent Access
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   2 comments
With the release of the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution, Calix cuts out complexity, adds flexibility to bring Layer 3 functionality, including MPLS, to Layer 2 access networks.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   22 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana  
10/29/2018   3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   28 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   13 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
Chorus Hits High Notes With Commitment & Culture
Niall Hunt  
10/23/2018   10 comments
During her keynote at Broadband World Forum today, Chorus CEO Kate McKenzie discussed the New Zealand market, fiber deployments, digital divide and what makes the wholesaler stand out.
ISPs Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Rules
Alison Diana  
10/19/2018   15 comments
Two weeks after taking California to court, industry groups American Cable Association, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, USTelecom and CTIA have Vermont in their sights.
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt  
10/19/2018   82 comments
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in future-proof, flexible and smart networks that leverage open source and standards-based software, reports BBWF's Niall Hunt.
Smart Home Residents Tend to Have Some Security Savvy
Alison Diana  
10/18/2018   9 comments
A study by Internet firewall vendor Cujo AI underscores residential IoT subscribers' interest in keeping their smart homes secure.
ADTRAN's 'Single Biggest EPON Award' Sets Stage for Growth
Alison Diana  
10/17/2018   7 comments
Networking vendor beats analysts estimates, in part due to new 10-Gig EPON deal with large MSO, super vectoring sale to tier two provider and continued success in rural America, among others.
Coop Gives a Damn About Infrastructure
Alison Diana  
10/16/2018   2 comments
Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Co. needs to replace its legacy system with a future-proof solution that integrated with its enterprise Ethernet offering, had available professional services – but did not break the bank.
Nokia: Network Slicing, FWA & GPON Interop for Starters
Alison Diana  
10/11/2018   11 comments
Nokia kicks off a busy October by announcing a fixed access network slicing solution, PON interoperability approach and antennas that make a sound business case for 4G fixed wireless residential service.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
Partner Perspectives  
10/10/2018   9 comments
Given their complexity and the number of high-speed demands placed on them, operators could use a "medical checkup for the network," writes Eddy Vergauwen, who leads global services marketing activities for Nokia's Fixed Networks.
ISPs vs. California: Net Neutrality Battle Heads West
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   15 comments
After California enacted its own net neutrality law on Tuesday, heavy-hitting trade groups struck back Wednesday, filing a lawsuit to throw out a rule they claim extends beyond California and beyond the 2015 Order.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   17 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh  
9/20/2018   13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
Mobile Operators Get Fiber Fix for 5G
Alison Diana  
9/19/2018   37 comments
Just as some cable operators are entering the world of wireless services, a growing number of mobile carriers are heavily investing in fiber to support 5G, video and other data-intensive services.
DT & EU Org Aim to Expand Smart Cities Across Europe
Alison Diana  
9/17/2018   18 comments
Under a partnership announced today, Deutsche Telekom and United Smart Cities will help metro leaders with smart-city projects, ultimately leading to integrated solutions and a shareable database equipped with analytics tools for deep dives.
Comcast: No More Cable Company
Alison Diana  
9/14/2018   40 comments
The MSO has pivoted from being a traditional cable operator into a connectivity provider, said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York this week.
The $70B Digital Divide Conundrum
Alison’s Wonderland  
9/12/2018   10 comments
US households with broadband access receive, on average, an economic benefit of $1,950 annually: That's lost to co-op residences unless the country figures out a way to use multiple technologies to deploy true high-speed, future-facing broadband to all.
Ex-Calix Exec Lands Broadband Forum CMO Role
Alison Diana  
9/10/2018   10 comments
Geoff Burke, who most recently was director of corporate marketing at Calix, expands Broadband Forum's executive leadership team as chief marketing officer, responsible for areas such as expanding the standards group's workshops, smart home and cloud initiatives.
NG-PON2 Powers Converged Networks
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   6 comments
NG-PON2 component costs are dropping, but even if volume prices never reach a certain threshold the ROI of this optical technology is too valuable to skip.
UNH-IOL Pushes Ethernet Testing to 400G
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   3 comments
After heavily investing in new lab equipment, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on Thursday unveiled a new Ethernet testing capability, designed to address optical and electrical conformance testing of up to 400 Gbit/s and meet the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth.
Calix Takes HQ to Silicon Valley From Telecom Valley
Alison Diana  
9/6/2018   3 comments
By moving its headquarters to San Jose, Calix puts the final piece of its transformation into a software platform company in place, CEO Carl Rus tells Broadband World News.
Is FWA the X Factor in 5G? – Webinar
Alison Diana  
9/5/2018   4 comments
In a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 6, ADTRAN Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation Hossam Salib shares how innovations in fixed access and fixed wireless technologies plus SD-Access architectures let mobile carriers focus less on 5G network challenges.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana  
8/28/2018   9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
ADTRAN NetAssure Offers a Cure for Next-Gen Network Chaos
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   22 comments
With the unveiling today of its NetAssure Program, ADTRAN stakes a bigger claim on the integration market through features like virtual CTO, network audit and virtual plus on-site engineering.
Putting the Fiber in Fixed Wireless
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   9 comments
Service providers – including traditionally wireless-only operators – are heavily investing in fiber these days, and it’s not because they all plan to suddenly deploy fixed broadband networks. Rather, they recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless – especially as the industry and world hurtle toward 5G.
Cutting Through the Noise of Next-Gen Network Tech
Niall Hunt  
8/22/2018   6 comments
The future of broadband and telco is full of buzzwords. Which ones should you swat away? Which ones should you nurture? Broadband World Forum's ‘Technology in Broadband’ explores.
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick  
8/15/2018   3 comments
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based multiscreen video platform that can work with both cable set-top boxes and retail video devices.
Calix Targets Operator Efficiency With Its AXOS E7-2 Aggregation Card
Alison Diana  
8/10/2018   1 comment
Calix has launched a line card for its AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System that enables operators to more efficiently aggregate traffic from remote systems and helps to reduce capex and increase operational efficiencies.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick  
8/8/2018   5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
Calix Profits Hit a 2-Year High
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   1 comment
Customer diversity and cloud-based services help Calix hit a profit milestone during the second quarter.
Corning VP: Fiber Savings From Ground Up
Alison Diana  
7/31/2018   9 comments
In an interview with BBWN, Bob Whitman, VP of Market Development of Carrier Networks at Corning Optical Communications, discusses how the vendor uses technology to cut costs, improve providers' profits and support the move to one network for all customers.
Next-Gen PON: $7B Market by 2022
Alison Diana  
7/30/2018   2 comments
Between 2017 and 2022, next-generation PON sales will increase at a compound annual growth rate of almost 40%, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
Cutting the Cord: Ensuring Subscriber's Quality of Experience on WiFi
Lincoln Lavoie  
7/26/2018   31 comments
UNH-IOL and Broadband Forum will soon launch the Carrier Grade WiFI Performance Test Plan, designed to ensure service providers meet subscribers' QoE and QoS expectations without costly, time-consuming and customer satisfaction-destroying truck rolls or support calls.
Orange Biz Brings Cloud Control to Wealth Management
Alison Diana  
7/23/2018   12 comments
Through a partnership with Additiv, the service provider delivers an OTT-like cloud-based offering that allows financial institutions to gain digital transformation without ripping and replacing mainframe legacy systems.
NG-PON2: The Case for 5G Trumps Lackluster Equipment Volumes
Alison’s Wonderland  
7/19/2018   5 comments
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that matter, considering the role the next-gen optical technology's going to play in 5G and service provider infrastructure?
ADTRAN Feels Those New Customer Good Vibrations
Alison Diana  
7/18/2018   6 comments
ADTRAN saw most sales grow and costs drop this quarter compared to the first three months of 2018, and that's not the only good news CEO and President Tom Stanton shared with analysts today.
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