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Nokia's Fixed Broadband Gear Sales Stall in Q1
Ray Le Maistre  
4/25/2019   Post a comment
The giant vendor had a disappointing start to the year across the board, including in fixed broadband access equipment sales.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana  
4/25/2019   Post a comment
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.
BBWN Bites: SoftBank's High-Flying Data Drone, Net-Neut Backers Boo Biden
Broadband World News  
4/25/2019   Post a comment
Also in today's BBWN Bites, SoftBank meets Star Wars with its futuristic HAPS satellite communications technology, Joe Biden gets low-tech disappointment from hard-line progressives and Frontier plays ball with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Spews Vid Subs, UK OK With Huawei
Broadband World News  
4/24/2019   4 comments
ACE charges Dragon Box in Omniverse-linked copyright lawsuit; Eastern European economy does not help pay-TV's already poor regional outlook; smart speakers, on the other hand, are hot and getting hotter; and more!
Verizon's YouTube TV Deal, TiVo Expands Its Comcast Lawsuit
Broadband World News  
4/23/2019   2 comments
Also in today's roundup: Rogers Communications has mixed video results, the European Space Agency chooses a router partner and some new leadership takes over at a Vodafone subsidiary.
Huawei Finds a Home With Consumers, Says Q1 Revenue
Broadband World News  
4/22/2019   1 comment
Also in today's Broadband Bites, Algar Telecom digs into XGS-PON, career Chunghwa Telecom executive gets to the top of the ladder and nothing can stop smart speaker sales.
China Mobile Building 'Dual-Gigabit City,' UK & India Expand Full Fiber
Broadband World News  
4/19/2019   11 comments
Also in today's roundup, Clikia leaves OTT, FCC cracks down on shady boxes, Zone goes direct to viewers, Zzoomm and Jurassic Fibre almost ready to dig and Reliance Jio preps JioGigaFiber for India market.
ADTRAN Starts 2019 With More Revenue & Customers
Alison Diana  
4/18/2019   1 comment
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.
SVoD Heats Up, WiFi Warms Siberian Winter Gatherings
Broadband World News  
4/18/2019   1 comment
Also, undersea cable coming to Pakistan, smart homes may help dementia patients live alone longer and how Detroit's latest hire wants to team up with you.
AT&T Health VP Takes Holistic Approach
Broadband World News  
4/17/2019   2 comments
Join BBWN Radio on April 23 at 12PM ET with guest Maria Lensing, vice president of Global Healthcare at AT&T.
Subscribers Like Mid-Tier Speeds & HughesNet Loves NY
Broadband World News  
4/17/2019   4 comments
Also in today's roundup: The chief resilience officer trend could be a telco sales opportunity in smart cities and CenturyLink cut thousands from its workforce in 2018.
USAC Release 2 Maps Out Broadband's Path
Broadband World News  
4/16/2019   3 comments
New, color-coded interactive map shows CAF-funded broadband deployments by factors such as operator, speed, state and street address.
Cable's MVNO Woes & Google Fiber's Old Kentucky Mess
Broadband World News  
4/16/2019   9 comments
Also in today's roundup: CityFibre's latest city managers and fast-growing southeastern operator's most recent moves.
Ireland's National Broadband Plan Delayed... Again
Alison Diana  
4/15/2019   5 comments
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun — and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
Disney's Streaming Scheme & Bigger Broadband Bundles
Broadband World News  
4/12/2019   12 comments
Also in today's BBWN roundup: The FCC and the White House whiff at a 5G event and the Light Reading team brings back visual proof that broadband providers are thinking about content, even in Las Vegas.
Starry’s Services Could Be Used To Parry Telcos With a Mobile, Home Broadband Bundle
Broadband World News  
4/11/2019   3 comments
Also in today's BBWN roundup: OTT providers are aiming to curb their password problems, YouTube TV hikes prices, the Leading Light's shortlist is announced and the FCC sits on its hands while our calls and texts are susceptible to 'interception and disruption.'
Cable One Aims to Be King of the Sticks
Alan Breznick  
4/10/2019   2 comments
Rapidly growing MSO keeps bulking up by buying smaller cablecos in largely rural and exurban markets throughout the US.
Trade Groups Would Rather Not 'Save the Internet'
Broadband World News  
4/9/2019   4 comments
The NCTA, USTelecom and CTIA argue against regulations that would give broadband providers legal consequences for traffic blocking or interference.
Good Timing, Follow Up Can Keep Broadband Customers Happy
Alison Diana  
4/8/2019   8 comments
J.D. Power's most recent survey reveals that in-home technicians can keep customers happy by being on time, following through and communicating clearly.
Viasat, Expedition Aim for the Islands With Satellite Broadband
Broadband World News  
4/5/2019   4 comments
Satellite provider and telecom reseller partner to deliver high-speed satellite Internet service to businesses and government agencies in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Fixed Broadband Access Sales Up 8% in Q4 2018: Dell'Oro
Broadband World News  
4/4/2019   3 comments
With 5G's arrival, CSPs spent aggressively on 2.5 Gbps GPON and 10 Gbps EPON, while MSOs were more considered about DAA, said Dell'Oro's Jeff Heynen.
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana  
4/2/2019   25 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.
Clearfield CMO: Fiber Is an Economic Engine
Alison Diana  
4/1/2019   9 comments
Fiber is the tie that binds together current and future broadband demands, says Clearfield Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Morgan.
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.
Vermont Seeks Rescue for Dial-Up Holdovers
Alison Diana  
3/28/2019   24 comments
Vermont's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to fund expansion of high-speed broadband to residents who still dial up for connectivity in 2019.
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.
Fiber Connectivity: the Wheaties of E-Sports
Fiber Broadband Association  
3/27/2019   21 comments
Businesses want to buy in to the increasingly popular and lucrative online world of e-sports, where people compete live from their homes in video games that demand ultra-fast, symmetrical access with low latency and high quality of service.
FTC Seeks Privacy Guidelines From Tier Ones
Broadband World News  
3/26/2019   16 comments
Federal Trade Commission sent orders to AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber, T-Mobile US and Verizon, seeking data on how these companies collect, retain, use and disclose information on consumer usage and devices.
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.
UK FTTH Startup Banks £75M
Ray Le Maistre  
3/25/2019   8 comments
The latest British FTTH startup, toob, pledges to pass 100,000 premises with its own fiber by the end of 2021.
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   14 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.
Asia's Fiber Dominance Sets Up 5G Supremacy
Broadband World News  
3/20/2019   11 comments
A new report delves into the continent's fiber-fueled path to becoming the world's largest 5G region.
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.
Economics for Verizon's '5G Home' Might Not Add Up
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/20/2019   11 comments
Spotty coverage and low penetration rates in Sacramento suggest that Verizon will have a tough time getting an attractive return on fixed wireless broadband service, analyst finds.
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?
Sky Sends UK Wholesalers' Fiber-Filled Hearts Soaring
Alison Diana  
3/18/2019   5 comments
Sky recently began exploring altnet wholesalers' high-speed, high-reliability network offerings, the next step in the Comcast-acquired provider's move to be more agile and customer-centric.
D3.1 Delivers the Gigs – but Does Anyone Want Them?
Alison Diana  
3/14/2019   4 comments
MSOs now have widely deployed DOCSIS 3.1 across North America, yet only a small percentage of consumers have subscribed so far. Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick asks if it was worth the investment during this CNG2019 panel.
Analytics Carve MSO Profit From Home WiFi
Alison Diana  
3/13/2019   56 comments
Some consumers blame everything bad on WiFi, but analytics provide MSOs with insight that can prevent problems and improve the customer experience, said panelists here at CNG2019.
Wholesaler Group i3Forum Takes Disruptive Path to Partnership
Alison Diana  
3/12/2019   1 comment
Saudi Telecom is the most recent international wholesaler to join the organization, which soon plans to release a platform that allows carriers to anonymously compare themselves to competitors.
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.
New Household Formation Fuels US Broadband Gains
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/7/2019   6 comments
Market share trends still help to paint the big picture, but new household formation accounted for 44% of all US broadband subscriber net adds in 2019, analyst says.
Democrats File Bill Demanding Net Neutrality's Return
Broadband World News  
3/6/2019   10 comments
Democrats today filed 'Save the Internet,' a bill taking control of broadband back to pre-Trump regulations and out of the FCC's hands.
Facebook Makes Fast Friends With W.Va
Alison Diana  
3/5/2019   9 comments
Governor Jim Justice says Facebook's plan to deploy about 275 miles of high-speed fiber optic cable through West Virginia gives the state an opportunity to partner and reach unserved residents at a fraction of the regular cost.
Pelosi Brings Net Neutrality to Congress
Broadband World News  
3/5/2019   12 comments
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats plan to propose the 'Save the Internet Act' Wednesday morning in the US Capitol.
O-RAN Alliance Gives PON Brigade a 5G Fronthaul Boost
Ray Le Maistre  
3/4/2019   2 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.
VIAVI Adds to Test & Measurement Portfolio
Broadband World News  
3/1/2019   10 comments
At MWC19, the vendor unveiled four new products designed to help manufacturers and service providers accelerate deployment and improve reliability.
A Tale of Two Broadbands: Global Fiber Use Is Mixed
Alison’s Wonderland  
2/28/2019   8 comments
Nations' use of high-speed fiber accessed via fixed-broadband Internet grew to 25% versus 12%, OECD found, but there's huge disparity between countries.
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