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Virgin Media crowns itself UK gigabit king
Broadband World News  
8/6/2020   Post a comment
In serving its Gig1 network to 3.6 million premises, Virgin Media tops Openreach as the largest gigabit provider and furthers its goal of reaching 15 million homes.
Ukrtelecom takes on Ukraine's new rural broadband target
Broadband World News  
8/4/2020   Post a comment
Following a four-year rural broadband target set by the Ukrainian government, Ukrtelecom has announced its plan to roll out FTTP for 2.6 million more homes.
Broadband access equipment to dip 7% in 2020 – Dell'Oro
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/3/2020   Post a comment
While cable can expect a topsy-turvy year, the road ahead for the global PON market should be much smoother.
BBWN Bites: Amazon approved for 'Project Kuiper'
Broadband World News  
7/31/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Zayo doubles Tennessee fiber; Eutelsat eats up Bigblu's satellite activities; and Ofcom calls out UK operators.
Verizon sees Fios slowdown because of COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Big US telco picks up fewer Fios broadband subscribers and sheds more Fios video customers in Q2 because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Openreach building to 3.2M premises in UK 'final third'
Broadband World News  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Over 3 million hard-to-reach premises in the UK will benefit from FTTP, according to new plans from Openreach.
MaxLinear nears finish line on Intel buy
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/28/2020   Post a comment
Anticipating a strong Q3 driven by cable data 'tailwinds,' the chipmaker also expects to wrap up its acquisition of Intel's home gateway biz in the period.
BBWN Bites: Speed standard 'useless, harmful,' says EFF to FCC
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7/24/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Earnings from AT&T, TalkTalk; Orange to bring satellite Internet to France; fast Internet gets to rural Alaskans; Openreach expands.
AT&T sees another decline in broadband subs
Alan Breznick  
7/23/2020   Post a comment
AT&T reports loss of more than 100,000 broadband customers in second quarter despite big subscriber gains for its fiber network.
Rogers ekes out broadband sub gains despite pandemic
Alan Breznick  
7/22/2020   Post a comment
In an otherwise dreary quarter, Canada's largest cable and wireless provider still manages to add broadband and IPTV subscribers.
Smart Parking in Ohio may help with COVID-19 tracking
Broadband World News  
7/21/2020   Post a comment
Announcing the launch of a Smart Parking pilot application in Dublin, Ohio, Fujitsu said the solution brought an unanticipated benefit of helping track quarantine efforts.
Verizon signals fiber future with successful 800G test
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7/20/2020   Post a comment
Verizon confirmed that it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera.
BBWN Bites: Fiber goes west
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7/17/2020   Post a comment
In this roundup: Regions of the UK and western US see new fiber rollouts and network launches, spearheaded by CityFibre, Openreach, Crosslake Fibre, Google and TDS.
Full fiber to roll deeper into rural Northern Ireland
Broadband World News  
7/16/2020   Post a comment
Openreach announced an additional 94 rural towns where it will expand full FTTP in the next two years, pushing connectivity as essential to Northern Ireland's COVID-19 recovery.
Frontier forks over $750K to settle complaint with Minnesota AG
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/14/2020   Post a comment
Frontier, now in the middle of a bankruptcy reorganization, has also agreed to reform sales and ad practices and invest $10 million in broadband network improvements in the state.
Crosslake Fibre gets set to dive into English Channel
Broadband World News  
7/14/2020   Post a comment
The fiber-optic subsea cable connecting the UK and France, dubbed CrossChannel Fibre, will reportedly be ready for service in late 2021.
Shaw loses broadband subs due to COVID
Alan Breznick  
7/13/2020   Post a comment
Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports loss of broadband subscribers in its fiscal third quarter even as it boosts speeds.
Charter's RDOF plan could target 2.5M homes
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/13/2020   Post a comment
By participating in the RDOF auction, the cable op is poised to broaden its footprint to adjacent rural areas and apply pressure on telcos such as CenturyLink and Frontier.
Frontier pays for probe into hidden fees, 'misrepresentation' of Internet speeds
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/10/2020   Post a comment
Already in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the telco will fork over $900,000 to resolve an investigation by the Washington state Attorney General's office.
BBWN Bites: The return of Google Fiber
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7/10/2020   Post a comment
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.
Loon goes live in Kenya
Broadband World News  
7/8/2020   Post a comment
Loon is now providing Internet service to Telkom Kenya subscribers, representing the first application of balloon-powered Internet in Africa.
MTN is fastest South African network during lockdown – report
Broadband World News  
7/8/2020   Post a comment
A new report from MyBroadband Insights rates MTN as South Africa's best network during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Openreach goes live for 80K premises in Edinburgh
Broadband World News  
7/7/2020   Post a comment
Openreach announced that FTTP service is officially available for 80,000 homes and businesses in Edinburgh, with further work restarting in areas where COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have eased.
Podcast: What’s the story with mobile data in Africa?
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7/3/2020   Post a comment
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert joins Light Reading's 'What's the Story?' podcast to discuss the latest news around mobile data and broadband subscriptions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa.
BBWN Bites: RIP to FCC pledge to Keep Americans Connected
Broadband World News  
7/3/2020   Post a comment
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.
Podcast: US Ignite touts brave new broadband business models
Broadband World News  
7/1/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey talks about how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas with hybrid network business models.
LR's Cable Next-Gen event is going virtual
Alan Breznick  
7/1/2020   Post a comment
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
Emergency Broadband Connections Act enters frame as pandemic drags on
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/30/2020   Post a comment
New bill arrives as FCC Chairman's voluntary connectivity pledge with ISPs reaches its expiration date.
Comcast uses AI smarts to boost cable network performance
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/29/2020   Post a comment
Cable operator has accelerated the rollout of an AI-powered system called 'Octave' to improve the efficiency of its access network.
BBWN Bites: Nokia named MVP of NBP
Broadband World News  
6/26/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Ofcom breaks down UK Internet activity during pandemic; some ISPs extend some of their COVID-19 measures; and the EFF urges US lawmakers to pass a universal fiber plan.
Virgin Media sees a day of downtime, delays and hiccups
Broadband World News  
6/25/2020   Post a comment
Two separate service outages in Virgin Media's network left thousands of homes in the UK without TV and Internet services for hours on Thursday.
Cox Business rises to the remote workforce challenge
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/24/2020   Post a comment
Like Comcast and AT&T, Cox's business services unit has tailored its commercial offerings to suit customers that have been forced to support a growing remote workforce during the pandemic.
Female representation in fiber must improve
Broadband World News  
6/22/2020   Post a comment
Despite relative gains, STEM fields have much more to do to welcome, encourage and increase female representation and leadership in the fiber industry.
BBWN Bites: Civil rights leaders call out US 'broadband emergency'
Broadband World News  
6/19/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: High-speed projects get rolling in Leicester and Wells; fiber drives telecom investment in France; global broadband market sees significant growth; and cable's upstream is still working overtime in the COVID-19 era.
Cable's upstream still getting a workout during pandemic
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/18/2020   Post a comment
Overall peak usage on US cable networks continues to flatten out and even decline slightly, but sustained higher levels of usage on the upstream path have persisted, according to the latest data from the NCTA.
Cable to blaze a long trail to its DAA future
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/16/2020   Post a comment
Cable adoption of a distributed access architecture has slowed during the pandemic, but execs believe DAA fits well with the long-term success of the HFC networks.
BBWN Bites: BT eyes bucks from backup bandwidth
Broadband World News  
6/12/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starlink satellites meet minimum standards; CityFibre plans hiring spree for network expansion; FTTH Council Europe sets its priorities; and survey says US broadband is too expensive and slow.
TalkTalk posts solid fiscal year, helped by fiber growth
Broadband World News  
6/11/2020   Post a comment
Strong fiber growth and cost savings helped UK broadband provider TalkTalk post robust results for fiscal 2020.
Global broadband access market takes a dive in Q1
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/9/2020   Post a comment
Revenues for the total sector dropped 15% in the pandemic-impacted period, coupled with a 22% decline in cable access 'concentrator' revenues, according to Dell'Oro Group.
BBWN Bites: The Iliad and the Italy
Broadband World News  
6/5/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starry secures a place in the US broadband market; fixed-line subscriptions decrease in South Africa; and FCC commissioner calls out inequities in broadband and media ownership in wake of protests.
Starry secures foothold in US broadband market
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/2/2020   Post a comment
Fixed wireless startup is taking a slow path to success, but Starry's base is growing by 10% per month and is poised to end 2020 with about 100,000 subs, an industry analyst says.
Viasat tees up LEO satellite broadband plan to reach rural US
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/2/2020   Post a comment
It faces an uphill climb, but Viasat is exploring a plan to build 300 low-earth orbit satellites that could deliver low-latency broadband service and qualify for the US Rural Digital Opportunities Fund.
BBWN Bites: Wireless providers reject House broadband bill with a loud WISPA
Broadband World News  
5/29/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: GSMA shares impact of broadband surges on power usage; AT&T intros WFH service plan; Texas group taps Adtran for fiber build in 14 rural counties; and analysts say FTTH still trails cable in market share.
US cable still 'punching above its weight' against FTTH competition – analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/28/2020   Post a comment
Cable ops continued to gain ground against broadband rivals in Q1 2020 amid the early stages of the pandemic and a recent surge in new household formation.
Kids drove up broadband demand in April – report
Broadband World News  
5/27/2020   Post a comment
New research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) shows that US broadband appetite increased in April relative to the number of children at home.
BBWN Bites: FCC knocks Elon Musk back down to Earth
Broadband World News  
5/22/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: Openreach taps non-Chinese equipment vendors to build out its network; the Swiss to get a $3.1B helping of fiber through a new JV; and SiFi Networks secures more capital from Smart City Infrastructure Fund to pursue FiberCity builds in the US.
Comcast confirms commitment to Full Duplex DOCSIS
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/21/2020   Post a comment
The pandemic has caused the operator to redeploy some of its network engineering resources, but Comcast says it remains bullish on its FDX initiative.
Openreach's fiber plans a business boon for vendors, but not Huawei
Broadband World News  
5/21/2020   Post a comment
Restrictions on Huawei have led Openreach to tap non-Chinese vendors Nokia and Adtran for its ambitious fiber expansion, with a stated goal of 20 million UK homes passed by mid-to-late 2020s.
'NextGen TV' poised to become a new broadband pipe
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/20/2020   Post a comment
FCC's Brendan Carr is proposing to remove regulatory overhangs that will help establish ATSC 3.0 as a 'Broadcast Internet' platform that can beam out 25 Mbit/s data streams.
How broadband networks could make room for 8K video
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/19/2020   Post a comment
Video engineers are already noodling on tools and encoding techniques that can lessen the strain on networks when pixel-packed 8K video comes on the scene in a much bigger way.
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