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AT&T Suffering Service Outage in Dallas-Ft. Worth Area
Broadband World News  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
Company says fire at facility caused by lightning strike is the culprit.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
Alison’s Wonderland  
10/12/2018   3 comments
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
Where Cable's Heading With Fiber
Alan Breznick  
10/11/2018   5 comments
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now, what they plan to do with it in the future and which challenges are the biggest.
Nokia: Network Slicing, FWA & GPON Interop for Starters
Alison Diana  
10/11/2018   6 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.
ADTRAN Adds 2nd-Gen Gfast Chips to SD-Access Portfolio
Alison Diana  
10/10/2018   1 comment
With the availability of SD-Access products that leverage Amendment 3 Gfast capabilities like 212 MHz spectrum, DTA support and ability to deliver symmetric gigabit speeds, operators can quickly sate the needs of gigabit-hungry customers.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
Partner Perspectives  
10/10/2018   Post a comment
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.
Dasan Zhone Snaps Up Keymile
Ray Le Maistre  
10/9/2018   1 comment
Further consolidation in the broadband access infrastructure sector sees Germany's Keymile add a European component to the Dasan Zhone empire.
Frontier Raises Its Broadband Game
Broadband World News  
10/9/2018   2 comments
Telco brings symmetrical 1-Gig service to about half its Fios and Vantage Fiber footprint and launches zippy introductory speed tier.
Reykjavik Fibre CEO: BBWF Star & Iceland's Fiber Fave?
Niall Hunt  
10/9/2018   3 comments
2017 People's Choice Winner Erling Gudmundsson talks about being nominated again before this year's Broadband World Forum, the importance of a building a great team and working toward one shared vision.
DT Expands Fiber Foothold With AI, Backhaul
Alison Diana  
10/8/2018   2 comments
Telefónica Deutschland will use Deutsche Telekom's fiber-optic cable network to connect at least 5,000 mobile base stations to support 3G and LTE networks and prepare for 5G; to accelerate rollouts, DT will use artificial intelligence on some future fiber deployments.
Angola Cables: Surfing the Waves of Disruption
Alison Diana  
10/5/2018   3 comments
With its recently opened South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), Angola Cables CEO António Nunes realized a personal goal — and connected Angola to North and South America, along with a world of new opportunities for the telco wholesaler and the continent it calls home.
ISPs vs. California: Net Neutrality Battle Heads West
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   12 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.
IBM Cloud, SES Networks Bring Broadband to Disconnected Businesses
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   3 comments
Satellite operator SES Networks is now an IBM Cloud partner, bringing cloud and IBM Watson capabilities to the 'fiber-like' speeds it provides enterprises in far-flung lands.
Atlantic Broadband Finalizes Fiber Buy in Sunshine State
Alison Diana  
10/3/2018   17 comments
Now that the acquisition of FiberLight's South Florida fiber assets is complete, Atlantic Broadband owns another 350 miles of fiber in the Sunshine State.
Vodafone Goes Gigabit in Germany
Alan Breznick  
10/2/2018   4 comments
Major European provider launches gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 service in Bavaria, making it the second major German MSO to do so.
FCC Strikes Another Nail in State's Rights
Alison’s Wonderland  
10/1/2018   8 comments
Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing looms over the first of several anticipated state laws passed, challenging the FCC's reversal of net neutrality.
Chorus CEO: In Sync With High-Speed Broadband
Alison Diana  
9/28/2018   13 comments
Kate McKenzie, Chorus CEO, says the New Zealand wholesaler expends about 80% of its investments into fiber but continues to see demand for copper-based VDSL in some areas, topics she may discuss during her keynote at Broadband World Forum next month.
Remote PHY – Lessons From the Field
Broadband World News  
9/28/2018   10 comments
Network powering nuances and new complexities are among areas that need to be addressed as Comcast prepares to scale up its deployment of distributed architectures that utilize remote PHY.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   16 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.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana  
9/26/2018   11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
Women: The Unmined Gems of Broadband
Broadband World News  
9/25/2018   22 comments
Vice president of network engineering at triple-play provider RCN Business, Kristell Janusz shares four reasons more broadband STEM jobs for women mean more success for your company.
In-Home Broadband Is Key Selling Point in T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Broadband World News  
9/21/2018   36 comments
Companies claim that the 5G network resulting from the proposed merger will create a competitive in-home broadband alternative and rake in 9.5 million subs by 2024.
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.
The Netherlands: Wired for Business
Niall Hunt  
9/20/2018   14 comments
The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the world, with fiber battling cable to be the leading network technology.
Mobile Operators Get Fiber Fix for 5G
Alison Diana  
9/19/2018   34 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.
Ofcom Claims Credit for Full-Fiber 'Momentum' in UK
Broadband World News  
9/19/2018   2 comments
UK regulator is patting itself on the back as fiber access network investment increases – at last!
Where Is Europe's Cable Industry Heading?
Alan Breznick  
9/18/2018   12 comments
In a first, Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business challenges facing the European cable industry at our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
FCC's Pai Declares California's Net Neutrality Law Illegal
Alison Diana  
9/18/2018   14 comments
During prepared comments to a conservative group in Maine, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined his concerns with several states' independent moves to reinstate the 2015 laws governing the Internet.
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.
How CableLabs Transformed My Startup
Broadband World News  
9/13/2018   Post a comment
Winning CableLabs' UpRamp’s Fiterator was only the beginning for late-stage Spanish start-up Teltoo, which found itself wooing high-level cable CEOs - and garnering attention, writes Teltoo CEO Pablo Hesse.
Charter Chief Puts Faith in Full Duplex DOCSIS
Alan Breznick  
9/13/2018   2 comments
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said cable's new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec will trump 5G fixed-wireless.
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.
AT&T AirGig Project Powers from Strength to Strength
Alison Diana  
9/11/2018   19 comments
AT&T is closer to deploying AirGig, following successful trials, and now seeks vendor partners to work on technologies that it believes will bring broadband closer to rural customers across power lines.
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.
Europe's Broadband Future: One Continent, Many Answers
Niall Hunt  
9/5/2018   5 comments
It is easy to say operators should focus on deploying gigabit broadband to support IoT, VR, smart cities and countless other future technologies. What's tougher is working out just how close we are to delivering this connectivity and how some countries lag.
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.
Fiber Wins at the Ballot Box
Fiber Broadband Association  
9/4/2018   36 comments
During the recent midterms, candidates from both side of the political aisle recognized the importance their constituents placed on broadband, writes Heather Gold, board member and former president of Fiber Broadband Association.
Britain's £95M Boost for Local FTTH, 5G
Alison Diana  
8/31/2018   10 comments
Having set aside £95 million ($123 million) of its Local Full Fibre Networks Investment Panel, the UK government this week began seeking proposals for ways to best deploy fiber for rural, public works, 5G and market development applications.
Telcos Stand Alone in Security & That's Not Good
Alison Diana  
8/30/2018   12 comments
Service provider networks are often the first place that malware, viruses and malicious spam will surface, but those firms rarely share information about their encounters with such security threats, according to Lastline's Threat Alert: Telecom.
ADTRAN Plows Resources Into Serving Rural Coops
Alison Diana  
8/29/2018   14 comments
Executives from four electric coops, including Steve Foshee of Tombigbeewill and NAEC's Bruce Purdy, said they will buy ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver gigabit broadband to their rural customers.
FCC Awards $1.5B to 103 Providers for Rural Broadband
Broadband World News  
8/29/2018   13 comments
The Federal Communications Commission let providers choose the technologies they'd use to deliver broadband to rural America, resulting in the awarding of $1.488 billion to 103 operators.
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.
Zero-Carbon Mayors Endorse Smart City Opportunities
Alison Diana  
8/27/2018   70 comments
Late last week, 19 mayors from major worldwide cities signed a pledge to ensure new buildings in their cities will operate at net-zero carbon by 203 and all buildings meet this mandate by 2050 — goals that demand high-speed infrastructure and smart-city solutions.
Frontier Names Treasurer as Interim CFO
Broadband World News  
8/24/2018   15 comments
Frontier Communications names current treasurer Sheldon Bruha to be interim chief financial officer as it evaluates candidates to replace R. Perley McBride, who's moving to Cox.
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.
Tibit Shrinks the PON OLT
Broadband World News  
8/23/2018   2 comments
Startup says its power- and space-conscious 'MicroPlug' OLT takes aim at both cable and telcos as networks start to become more distributed and virtualized.
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Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now, what they plan to do with it in the future and which challenges are the biggest.
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.
With the availability of SD-Access products that leverage Amendment 3 Gfast capabilities like 212 MHz spectrum, DTA support and ability to deliver symmetric gigabit speeds, operators can quickly sate the needs of gigabit-hungry customers.
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.
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