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ADTRAN CEO Tom Stanton Q&A: All Access All the Time
Alison Diana  
8/21/2019   2 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.
BBWF Interview: NOS's Manuel Eanes on the Smart Home Opp for Telcos
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/19/2019   1 comment
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
Illinois' $420M Broadband Program Is Part of National Trend
Alison Diana  
8/19/2019   1 comment
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   Post a comment
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   4 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   2 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   6 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.
SpaceX Delays Satellite Launch 'Til Tuesday
Alison Diana  
8/5/2019   3 comments
Also in today's roundup: Corning fiber growth, WOW broadband results and new FTTH deployments from Safaricom.
Bell Canada Continues Broadband Quest
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2019   4 comments
Canada's biggest telecom provider bets big on fiber lines to take the broadband lead against Rogers, Shaw and other large cable operators.
Cloud-Based Apps Power 10G PON
Alison Diana  
7/31/2019   4 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.
AT&T: Fiber Up but Broadband Still Down
Alan Breznick  
7/24/2019   20 comments
Despite netting more than 300,000 FTTH subscribers, AT&T still suffered an overall loss of broadband customers in Q2.
Diversity Will Soon Lead Calix Back to Profitability: CEO Russo
Alison Diana  
7/24/2019   16 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.
ADTRAN's Diversification Adds Up to $156.4M in Q2 Revenue
Alison Diana  
7/19/2019   5 comments
Vendor expands focus into MSOs and utilities, increases fiber sales and extends efforts in global territories, as part of initiative to decrease reliance on CSPs.
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.
Piracy to Swipe $12.5B in Video Revenue by 2024 – Report
Alison Diana  
7/16/2019   27 comments
Piracy and account sharing are taking a sizable bite from operators' content revenue, with incumbents and OTT startups feeling the financial hurt.
FCC Seeks to Streamline Satellite Regs as Bezos & Musk Ready for Space Battle.
Alison Diana  
7/10/2019   4 comments
The FCC drafts changes to accelerate its satellite review process about a week after Amazon's Project Kuiper files an application with the agency in the fast-moving space broadband race.
FCC Explores MDU Broadband Regulation
Alison Diana  
7/10/2019   2 comments
Federal agency suggests that mandating competition and infrastructure sharing will discourage MDU buildouts and perpetuate the digital divide.
NBN Moves Goal Post for Rollout Victory
Alison Diana  
7/3/2019   5 comments
Australian broadband operator met lowered targets for premises passed and activated accounts for its fiscal year and most recent quarter.
Better Broadband Gets Better Scores for USDA Funding
Alison Diana  
6/17/2019   15 comments
The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing symmetric, high-speed infrastructure when considering loan and grant applicants.
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.
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.
How Amazon & SpaceX Could Reshape Broadband Competition – Report
Alison Diana  
5/15/2019   11 comments
By slashing subscriber pricing by more than $30 billion annually, Low Earth Orbit satellite companies led by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk as well as OneWeb have the potential to usher in a whole new era of broadband.
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.
Network Operator Zayo Acquired by Equity Firms in $14.3B Deal
Alison Diana  
5/8/2019   2 comments
In a cash deal valued at $14.3 billion, investment firms Digital Colony and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund acquire dark fiber and network services firm Zayo and take it private.
Calix's Revenue Dinged by Supply Chain, but Strategy Paying Off
Alison Diana  
5/1/2019   1 comment
Problems with supply chain hurt Calix Q1 revenue, but other metrics demonstrated the company is on the right transformational path, said CEO and President Carl Russo.
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.
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.
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana  
4/2/2019   26 comments
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
CSPs Support Connected Health's Growth Spurt
Alison Diana  
3/29/2019   14 comments
Service providers can play an invaluable role in remote-monitoring and telehealth solutions, a market that will reach more than 17 million Europeans by 2024, according to Berg Insight.
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.
ISP Opinion: Bring Back Net Neutrality Now
Shrihari Pandit  
3/22/2019   17 comments
Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of 24-year-old Stealth Communications, shares his call to action to reject the current FCC's regulatory strategies and decisions.
CSPs Plug in to Electric SaaS with Shields Energy Solution
Alison Diana  
3/21/2019   22 comments
Shields Energy's cloud-based IoT subscription service monitors power usage for telcos. It's currently only available to service providers for internal use, but it's an offering CSPs ultimately could provide to their customers for differentiation, lower churn and more revenue.
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?
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.
O-RAN Alliance Gives PON Brigade a 5G Fronthaul Boost
Ray Le Maistre  
3/4/2019   3 comments
The likes of Adtran, Calix, Huawei and Nokia will be encouraged by the O-RAN Alliance's decision to give passive optical networking (PON) technologies the green light for fronthaul deployments.
Broadband Map Gets Open Sourced via App
Alison Diana  
3/4/2019   20 comments
With a little help from its friends, a group of county government professionals built a mobile app to create a true picture of US broadband speeds and availability, especially in underserved and unserved areas.
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.
Spectrum Enterprise Survey Points to Better, Broadband-Powered Healthcare
Alison Diana  
2/11/2019   6 comments
A HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise, identifies five patient experience initiatives to where healthcare providers can boost the customer experience and bring in higher margins using advanced broadband networks.
Calix CEO: 'We're Going to Drive Over 50%'
Alison Diana  
2/6/2019   5 comments
Partner ecosystem is getting more diverse and Calix relies on broader base of service providers to sell, support and use its software- and cloud-based offerings, President and CEO Carl Russo tells analysts.
Metro Transport Is Overrunning Access
Daniel Grossman  
2/4/2019   4 comments
The boundary between the two market segments is blurring, most apparently in cable, where DAA and fiber-deep are reshaping the access network.
Net Neutrality Advocates Predict Victory
Alison Diana  
2/1/2019   5 comments
Mozilla COO Denelle Dixon and petitioners start oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court on Feb. 1, and expect the diversity of laws cited to play a big role in the court's ruling.
Fiber Kicks Super Bowl Communications Out of the Stadium
Alison Diana  
2/1/2019   8 comments
Like Tom Brady, mobile gets most of the spotlight during the Super Bowl ramp-up. But don't underestimate the role of fiber optic cable, working steadily in the background to ensure the quarterback can make a touchdown.
CES 2019: Three Big Trends, One Silent Star
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/28/2019   94 comments
In this month's blog, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers shares the one common thread holding together all CES and 5G technologies – from smart toilets and baby monitors to next-gen communications solutions and AI.
Open Fiber Inks Nokia Deal to Close Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
1/24/2019   7 comments
Under agreement signed today, Nokia will provide fiber-based GPON products and services to Italian wholesaler for deployment of Gigabit Society broadband access network in rural regions.
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.
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