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FCC Finally Defines Broadband for All
Alison’s Wonderland  
12/14/2018   1 comment
At its meeting, the Federal Communications Commission increased the speed of acceptable rural broadband and increased funding for providers, delivering it to households and businesses in the countryside.
Put a Buy on Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
12/13/2018   2 comments
Fiber Broadband Association President Lisa Younger's new neighbor Amazon isn't the only one demanding high-speed fiber infrastructure as a prerequisite for anywhere it calls home (or HQ2), she writes in her newest blog. After all, the numbers don't add up any other way.
Can Brexit Boost British Broadband?
Alison’s Wonderland  
12/12/2018   4 comments
Ex-pat Alison Diana finds some Brits focused on improving the country's pretty abysmal service since it's something they can control — unlike Brexit, Theresa May's future, Parliamentary games or anything else to do with the relationship between the EU and UK.
Fiber Connects More NA Homes Than DSL
Alison Diana  
12/11/2018   3 comments
While Tier 1 carriers make up the vast majority of those deploying fiber to North American homes, other provider types are making their mark, RVA's study for Fiber Broadband Association finds. Tier One ILECs primary providers for fiber deployment surge to North American homes, but
Ajit Pai's Not-So-Bad Bad Day
Alison’s Wonderland  
12/7/2018   3 comments
Imagining a day in the life of Ajit Pai, a day when two years of service provider speed test data is finally released in the middle of a 762-page report.
What's the Deal With WiFi 6 & Broadband?
Alison Diana  
12/6/2018   6 comments
Many traditional telco vendors are incorporating WiFi 6 in their products – and that's good news for service providers targeting residential customers, smart cities and other markets.
Calix & Amazon Alexa Help CSPs Harness the Power of Voice - Webinar
Broadband World News  
12/5/2018   2 comments
In a Dec. 12 webinar, executives from Calix and Amazon Alexa discuss how voice delivers opportunities to service providers in or planning to enter the smart-home market.
Brazil's Oi: Reusing Fiber for FTTH & 5G
Alison Diana  
12/5/2018   3 comments
Thanks to a new strategy and partnerships, one of Brazil's top service providers is ready to meet the country's anticipated surge in demand for fixed and mobile broadband connectivity.
Microsoft: Half the US Has no Internet at Broadband Speed
Alison Diana  
12/4/2018   5 comments
The FCC's unscientific measures under-represent the number of Americans without broadband, making it imperative for the public and private sectors to work together on bridging the digital divide, says Microsoft President Brand Smith.
FTTH Council Tells EU 'No Fake Fiber Ads'
Alison Diana  
12/3/2018   7 comments
Misleading advertisements confuse consumers, who typically don't know which access technologies support their home networks or Internet access.
Service Provider Finds Healthy Way to Use Gigabit Broadband
Alison Diana  
11/29/2018   33 comments
Having met telehealth provider Docity at a US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities event, Chattanooga provider EPB began a pilot program with some local clinics and found the solution was just what the doctor ordered.
Vodafone Study: Digital Transformation Boosts Business Growth, Margins
Alison Diana  
11/28/2018   34 comments
Vodafone UK uses new research to quantify the benefits of digital transformation for small to large businesses.
Cisco VNI: A Map to Many Operator Opportunities
Alison Diana  
11/27/2018   10 comments
Within today's Cisco Visual Networking Index, service providers find insight that supports new lines of business or market opportunities.
FCC Plan: Faster Speeds for Rural Residents
Alison Diana  
11/26/2018   15 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to change the rules — and speeds — for at least one rural fixed-broadband plan, expecting the move will add value for providers and subscribers.
Nokia Merges Fixed, Mobile Access Units
Ray Le Maistre  
11/22/2018   14 comments
Vendor creates new access networks division but has yet to appoint its leader.
EANTC Joins Broadband Forum's Approved Lab List for CloudCO Tests
Ray Le Maistre  
11/19/2018   5 comments
The Broadband Forum has been lining up independent test labs for its CloudCO program, and EANTC has landed the role in Europe.
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana  
11/16/2018   14 comments
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Cable Business Services: Going Vertical to Keep Growing
Alison’s Wonderland  
11/15/2018   11 comments
Cable operators must know their enterprise strategy and play to their strengths by aiming for specific customer types or by thoroughly covering vertical industries.
Nokia Set for New Fixed Networks Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2018   2 comments
Nokia's long-time head of fixed networking gear has been given a new role at the vendor, but his replacement hasn't been named.
ADTRAN CTO Discusses Network Disaggregation Without Sacrificing Integrity
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11/13/2018   1 comment
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, along with open management and orchestration while maintaining network confidence.
SK Broadband, HFR, Sckipio Claim Gigabit Gfast in South Korea
Ray Le Maistre  
11/12/2018   7 comments
South Korean operator says it can offer Gigabit broadband services over twisted copper pairs in multi-dwelling units using HFR boxes that house Sckipio's 212MHz Gfast technology.
BBWF Cloudstreet Highlights
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11/12/2018   1 comment
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, application-aware networks requires a wholesale operational transformation that will move the carrier from simply selling SIM cards to managing a spectrum of tailored services in an expanding ecosystem as we move to 5G. Cloudstreet founder and CEO Mika Skarp unpacks the challenges an enormous opportunities of this shift.
Vendors Attack Broadband Cable's Power Costs
Alison Diana  
11/9/2018   8 comments
By thinking green, vendors can help save the environment and reduce operators' energy bills – perhaps by a lot.
F-Secure's Mikko Hyppönen on IoT, 5G and Machine Learning
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11/9/2018   1 comment
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate malware detection, for the last 10 years. At BBWF18, F-Secure presented its Connected Home Security offering, an opportunity for service providers to protect their customers' smart homes by adding security to their home WiFi routers.
Introducing the Gigabit Generation
Charlie Vogt  
11/8/2018   24 comments
By adopting an agile network model, operators will move society into the next frontier, enabling the Gigabit Generation to move into a transformed world, writes ATX President and CEO Charlie Vogt.
Coal Miners Strike Gold With Fiber Optics
Alison Diana  
11/8/2018   18 comments
When Lightworks Fiber & Consulting increasingly won bids from the local utility, it began training laid-off miners in fiber deployment – a win for everyone in the town of Frederick, Colo.
Slice of Altice Fiber Could Cut Operator's Debt
Alison Diana  
11/7/2018   3 comments
Operator is selling up to 50% of its fiber network in France, a move that's raising investors' interest and, Altice hopes, billions of euros.
Mr. Broadband Heads to Washington
Alison Diana  
11/7/2018   4 comments
Dusty Johnson, VP of consulting at Vantage Point in South Dakota, will soon head to DC as the state's sole member of the House of Representatives, bringing with him knowledge of the digital divide, rural America and broadband.
Calix Adds New Customers, Shows Earnings Growth
Alison Diana  
11/6/2018   4 comments
After seven years of research, development and investment, Calix's transformation to a platform and software vendor focused on cloud-based, open systems for service providers appears to strike a successful chord with operators.
Gigabit Is Almost Everywhere, Says CableLabs
Broadband World News  
11/5/2018   5 comments
In June 2018, 63% of housing units – 74% of the cable broadband footprint – had access to gigabit broadband, CableLabs reported this month.
Plume on OpenSync
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11/5/2018   1 comment
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with consumer electronics giant Samsung, OpenSync is set to accelerate Learn more: www.opensync.io/
Why Fiber Matters for the Modern Home
Fiber Broadband Association  
11/5/2018   53 comments
In her debut column for Broadband World News, FBA President and CEO Lisa R. Youngers discusses the multiple roles fiber supports – from teleworker to entrepreneur – for today's residential users.
BBWF: All Broadband Led to Berlin
Niall Hunt  
11/2/2018   9 comments
A snapshot of Broadband World Forum 2018 highlights and trends, as captured by Niall Hunt in words and photos.
USDA Plows $40M Into Rural Infrastructure
Broadband World News  
11/1/2018   17 comments
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding grants of almost $40 million for 128 projects.
With Amazon Alexa, Calix Translates Smart Home Opp Into Reality
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   13 comments
Calix released two GigaSpire models powered by EXOS, one with built-in Amazon Alexa, designed to give operators the platform-based foundation to build a services-oriented smart homes business.
Calix Dulls Sharp Network Edge With Intelligent Access
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   2 comments
With the release of the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution, Calix cuts out complexity, adds flexibility to bring Layer 3 functionality, including MPLS, to Layer 2 access networks.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   22 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
Trends in Home Networking & 3 Keys to High-Performing Networks
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10/30/2018   Post a comment
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and outlines why coverage across the entire home and ease of use are key to the customer experience.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana  
10/29/2018   3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
Challenges in the Virtualization (SDN/NFV) Market
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10/29/2018   2 comments
Aricent on the SDN/NFV market and addressing its challenges with SD-vAS and uCPE solutions.
NBN Network Supports Seven-Fold Increase in Video Use
Niall Hunt  
10/26/2018   68 comments
Over the last six years, video demand has surged but NBN's investment in fiber, FTTC and DOCSIS 3.1 allowed the national Australian wholesaler to keep up with today's – and future – needs, CTO Ray Owen told a Broadband World Forum audience.
Altice Portugal's Fiber Fixation Continues to Pay Dividends
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2018   8 comments
During Broadband World Forum, Jorge Bonifacio, director of Network and Services Strategy at the Portuguese operator, shared Altice Fiber's 11-year-old FTTH policy, its impact and benefits.
Turk Telecom CEO on Fixed-Line Leasing: Q&A
Broadband World News  
10/25/2018   9 comments
Turk Telecom CEO Paul Doany discussed his solution for the digital divide and why offering multiple speed and latency services brings margin opportunities.
Community Fibre Brings Affordable 10G Broadband to London
Broadband World News Video  
10/24/2018   5 comments
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   28 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   13 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
New Initiative Looks to Open the Mesh & Help ISPs Fight Back
Partner Perspectives  
10/23/2018   27 comments
For many of us, home WiFi systems continue to be a pain almost as often as they are a pleasure. For the operators however, they may just turn out to be an untapped window of opportunity.
Telefónica Deutschland CTO: 5G in the Gigabit Society
Broadband World News  
10/23/2018   11 comments
In an exclusive interview before his keynote at BBWF 2018, Carbajo Martín, Telefónica Deutschland CTO, shared his 5G ideas and expectations.
BBWF 2018: The Economics of SD-Access
Broadband World News Video  
10/23/2018   3 comments
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive might it be to integrate and run best-of-breed, virtualized broadband networks?
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At its meeting, the Federal Communications Commission increased the speed of acceptable rural broadband and increased funding for providers, delivering it to households and businesses in the countryside.
Fiber Broadband Association President Lisa Younger's new neighbor Amazon isn't the only one demanding high-speed fiber infrastructure as a prerequisite for anywhere it calls home (or HQ2), she writes in her newest blog. After all, the numbers don't add up any other way.
Ex-pat Alison Diana finds some Brits focused on improving the country's pretty abysmal service since it's something they can control — unlike Brexit, Theresa May's future, Parliamentary games or anything else to do with the relationship between the EU and UK.
While Tier 1 carriers make up the vast majority of those deploying fiber to North American homes, other provider types are making their mark, RVA's study for Fiber Broadband Association finds. Tier One ILECs primary providers for fiber deployment surge to North American homes, but
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