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Fiber push continues for Telefónica as capex hits nearly €9B
Iain Morris  
2/20/2020   Post a comment
Spanish telecom giant says networks based on fiber now pass nearly 130 million premises across its various markets.
Nokia firms up its fixed portfolio with optical M&A
Broadband World News  
2/20/2020   Post a comment
Acquisition adds additional silicon photonics capabilities to its optical unit, which had a stellar 2019.
Common Networks brings 802.11ay to rooftops
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/18/2020   Post a comment
Wireless ISP says its rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to offer Gigabit broadband services in the California Bay Area later this year.
Altice USA goes for gig
Alan Breznick  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
The fourth-largest US cable operator reports accelerated deployment of FTTH lines and launch of DOCSIS 3.1 service over HFC network in Q4.
Deutsche Glasfaser to invest €7B in German fiber after reported €2.8B sale
Broadband World News  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
The German infrastructure company has changed hands in a deal said to be worth €2.8 billion and has promised to speed up fiber deployment.
Orange claims Euro fiber crown
Ray Le Maistre  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
Giant operator claims to be Europe's 'undisputed leader in fiber' broadband access.
Owning the Home Network
Broadband World News Video  
2/11/2020   Post a comment
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service providers.
Viasat touts ARPU growth over broadband subscriber gains
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/7/2020   Post a comment
Viasat notched record ARPU for its US consumer satellite broadband service in fiscal Q3 as subscribers opted for speedier, more expensive tiers.
ADTRAN hints at green shoots
Broadband World News  
2/6/2020   1 comment
Access gear vendor's share price jumps 6% as it reports fourth-quarter financials and hints at a better 2020.
Facebook flicks the switch on new fiber rollout model
Ray Le Maistre  
2/6/2020   4 comments
Facebook says it has developed a 'technology solution' that enables fiber to be deployed along electrical grid infrastructure in a very cost-effective way and has licensed that solution for free to startup NetEquity Networks.
SoftBank's connectivity drone project touts breakthrough
Broadband World News  
2/6/2020   Post a comment
The SoftBank joint venture HAPSMobile, which is working with Alphabet's Loon, said it has developed a cell tower that can run on its giant, solar-powered drone.
MWC2020: WiFi 6.0 and the broadband CPE market
Broadband World News Video  
2/5/2020   Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 becomes a technology that can help counter smart home bottlenecks.
BBWN Bites: All they wanna do is TalkTalk fiber
Broadband World News  
1/31/2020   Post a comment
USDA opens its checkbook, Telefónica promotes digital solutions (especially connected homes), Fox notches home-field advantage in pre-Super Bowl tiff with Roku and more.
USDA invests $146M in rural broadband infrastructure this week alone
Alison Diana  
1/31/2020   1 comment
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
There's no wireless without wires, no 5G without fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Operators such as Verizon have committed to investing in thousands of miles of fiber to support their 5G infrastructures, a vital component of this next-gen cellular technology that's expected to transform the world.
BBWN Bites: Dems promote $86B broadband 'framework,' Virgin Media cabinets charge Up EVs
Broadband World News  
1/30/2020   Post a comment
Also today, BT's not-so-bonny revenue, Openreach expands FTTP footprint, US broadband households like being serviced, Free brings broadband to the French mountains and more.
Calix CEO: 2020 Is a 'Year of Revenue & Profit Growth'
Alison Diana  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
BT Takes Back Ex-Subs' Routers, Set-Top Boxes
Alison Diana  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX & Amazon Jostle in Broadband's Space Race
Broadband World News  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access broadband news, AWS and Iridium team on satellite-based CloudConnect to Amazon Web Services to 80% of the unconnected world; House Dems to unveil five-year, $760 billion, unfunded infrastructure program that includes broadband plan; Calix posts Q4 revenue rise; and more.
'Cable Haunt' Modem Threat Gets Fixes
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/27/2020   Post a comment
Vulnerability will 'forever change the security of cable modems,' a DOCSIS and telecom engineering veteran predicts.
Broadband Forum Takes on Carrier-Grade WiFi Challenge
Alison Diana  
1/24/2020   3 comments
The industry standards organization is looking to ease operator pain from residential WiFi, while it also sees initiatives in connected home and other projects bear fruit.
BBWN Bites: DISH Seeks Fiber Providers for 5G Network
Broadband World News  
1/23/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Verizon will soon offer premiere gaming to Fios 1-Gig subs, Frontier and CenturyLink break CAF II promise, Telecom Italian and Open Fiber deal hits snags and more.
DOCSIS 3.1 Pays Dividends for Rogers in Q4
Alison Diana  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
BBWN Bites: Billionaire Group Wants Telefónica's LatAm Assets – Report
Broadband World News  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Netflix grows bigger, Netflix+ accelerates European invasion, DT and Deutsche Glasfaser pilot FTTH network, UK pub owner pays piracy price, Polish agency fines Polkomtel for bundle boo-boo and more about fixed-access broadband topics.
BBWN Bites: Liberty Global Seeks UK's OK for Wholesale Network
Broadband World News  
1/21/2020   Post a comment
Also, CityFibre to acquire FibreNation, plus its amended deal with Vodafone bodes well for other operators, Zzoomm expands 2-gig service footprint, Scottish group sets ambitious goal for government, privacy concerns hinder smart-speaker adoption and more.
BBWN Bites: Australian Fires Spark Reconsideration of Copper Infrastructure
Broadband World News  
1/17/2020   Post a comment
Also on this Friday edition of BBWN Bites, NBCUniversal reveals Peacock's launch dates and pricing, BT's head honcho talks turkey with UK PM, while operator hopes deal with Google Stadia floods its networks bandwidth-hungry gamers and more.
How to Transform Your Business Model & Grow Revenue – Webinar
Alison Diana  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
BBWN Bites: Baroness Calls Broadband Bosses to Brainstorm
Broadband World News  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
Also today, pay-TV providers did not have a lot to celebrate in 2019, Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's broadband budget, Shaw Communications' Q1 numbers and more.
Prysmian Group Wins $38M Rural Contract From Mexican Government
Alison Diana  
1/15/2020   Post a comment
Prysmian is working for a government-owned Mexican company to connect remote regions of the country with high-speed broadband.
BBWN Bites: Deutsche Telekom & Utility EWE Form Fiber Wholesaler
Broadband World News  
1/15/2020   Post a comment
Also today, global piracy to reach almost $70B, SpaceX ratchets up rocket launches, TiVo CEO wants to enter the streaming war and more.
BBWN Bites: Charter Seeks US Expansion With Biz-Focused High-Speed Internet Service
Broadband World News  
1/14/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Arizona governor promises $100 million for rural broadband, Atlantic Broadband buys yet another local provider, cable bundles keep wholesale carriers busy and more from fixed-broadband operators BT and Deutsche Glasfaser.
Next-Gen OneWeb Satellite Enhances Flexibility, Cuts Latency
Broadband World News  
1/14/2020   Post a comment
In partnership with chipmaker SatixFy UK, OneWeb unveiled technological advances for its LEO and GEO satellites, including the fleet of broadband-communications satellites it will launch in late 2021.
BBWN News: Broadcom Cable Modem Vulnerability Threatens 200M+ Subs
Broadband World News  
1/13/2020   Post a comment
Also today, closing the door on Spectrum Home Security, Zayo brings the zoom to Denver Public Schools' infrastructure, UK ISP adds FTTH to its FWA offering, CableLabs gets bigger in Latin America and more in the always newsworthy fixed-access broadband world.
BBWN Bites: Fisherman Jailed After Freeing Boat From Undersea Cables
Broadband World News  
1/10/2020   Post a comment
Also today in fixed-access broadband news, USDA kicks off ReConnect funding, Euskaltel names CFO, security researcher warns of insecurities for ACT broadband customers and Ofcom focuses on customer experience.
BBWN Bites: FCC Chair Brings Rural Broadband Plan to Committee
Broadband World News  
1/9/2020   Post a comment
Also today, UK's KCOM to spend $130 million on full-fiber rollout, while ITS gets about $59 million infusion from Aviva Investors, Colt densifies in European cities, Lebanon looks to go full-fiber and more from the fixed-broadband world.
The State of States' Broadband Mapping
Alison’s Wonderland  
1/7/2020   3 comments
The lack of an accurate broadband map means states and counties including Illinois, Georgia and Roanoke, Va., must tackle this issue themselves before spending their residents' money on deploying infrastructure.
Cablecos to Trial 10G in 2020
Broadband World News  
1/6/2020   Post a comment
Speaking before the kickoff of CES 2020 this week, CableLabs' newly announced Chief Research and Development Officer Mariam Sorond said cable operators will launch 10G field trials later this year.
BBWN: CES Launches Expand Cableco Smart-Home Opportunities
Broadband World News  
1/6/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup of fixed-access broadband news, UK FTTH availability surges, Africa's pay-TV subs to increase (although revenue won't keep pace), Amazon investment fund pours into Sweepr, Sunrise names new CFO while Russia's Akado Telecom gets new CEO, plus more.
Henderson, Nev., Gets Cox Smart City Treatment
Broadband World News  
1/3/2020   Post a comment
Located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, Henderson city officials hope Cox2M solution will attract visitors and savings.
BBWN Bites: Amazon Attracts DT's Clauberg, Airtel's Batra
Broadband World News  
1/2/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup, Comcast scores à la carte reprieve in Maine, Cuomo vetoes New York State muni study, the FCC expects to write more rural-broadband checks and much more.
Three Key Decisions Operators Must Make in 2020
Daniel Grossman  
12/31/2019   Post a comment
Next year many operators must decide whether to invest more in HFC or go all-in to fiber, pick their PON and choose their managed-WiFi path, writes analyst Dan Grossman, who also recommends providers bundle managed WiFi and analytics to best serve residential subscribers -- and operators' own businesses.
US Rural Broadband Accelerates in 2020
Daniel Grossman  
12/30/2019   Post a comment
Public-private partnerships, investor interest, self-help in rural areas and incumbents' return set the scene for a busy year of broadband deployment in the US countryside in 2020, writes Analyst Dan Grossman.
Can Amazon, Apple & Friends Make the Smart Home Simpler?
Ray Le Maistre  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have formed Project Connected Home over IP in an effort to make the smart home simpler, but can this move make much of a difference?
By Culturing Fiber, Rural Operators Attract Investors - Report
Alison Diana  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
As the pool of savvy, fiber-rich operators across the US rural and regional landscape wanes, the financial community will grow even more interested in acquiring or investing in them, a CoBank report says.
BBWN Bites: Apple Explores Space – Report
Broadband World News  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Apple is secretly investigating satellites, UK doubles fiber availability, rural US gets more gigs, suspicious snips in FTTx, DISH hops onto Nest wagon and more in our final BBWN Bites of 2019.
NY's Governor Cuomo Is in a Net Neut State of Mind
Alison Diana  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Governor Andrew Cuomo details how he wants to bring net neutrality back to the Empire State.
BBWN Bites: Tivo & Xperi Blend Together via All-Stock Deal
Broadband World News  
12/19/2019   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access news, Starry doesn't shine in 22 markets, CityFibre docks in Portsmouth, Vodafone to sell Maltese Telecom, ETSI gets cloud-native with OSM and more!
More FTTH Funds Targeted at UK's Broadband Market
Ray Le Maistre  
12/19/2019   Post a comment
The acquisition of FTTH startup Swish Fibre has this week unlocked a potential £250 million (US$327 million) investment in new access infrastructure in the UK.
BBWN Bites: US House Writes Laws for Broadband Mapping
Broadband World News  
12/18/2019   Post a comment
In today's round-up for broadband access news, C-Spire almost wraps up Mississippi project, Liberty Global bids adieu to Sunrise, FCC sinks money into satellite, Everstream crosses 5,000-fiber-mile threshold and more.
KPN Banks on Hybrid Access Tech to Retain Rural Subs
Alison Diana  
12/16/2019   Post a comment
Dutch incumbent is leveraging its mobile network and copper infrastructure to bring speeds of at least 50 Mbit/s to rural subscribers at a reasonable price.
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