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CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   2 comments
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
Comcast Sees Lots of Runway for Broadband Growth
Alan Breznick  
4/25/2018   1 comment
Even though broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point nationally, Comcast execs believe they still have plenty of room to grow.
Service Providers Are Spending Big on Network Automation. Here's Why...
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   3 comments
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks will be automated within a few years. This will help them meet enterprise SLAs but puts their vendors in direct competition with IT powerhouses.
Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick  
4/24/2018   13 comments
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in the first quarter even as it keeps shedding more Fios video subscribers.
UK's CityFibre Soars on 538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris  
4/24/2018   4 comments
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its FTTH plans and maintain pressure on UK broadband incumbents.
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana  
4/23/2018   11 comments
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a healthcare powerhouse, returned this year as vice president and general manager of Cox-owned Trapollo at a time when the operator's health-related business enjoys double-digit growth.
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana  
4/20/2018   Post a comment
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural regions, will soon deploy new full-fiber infrastructure in Georgia that it will offer to service providers, municipalities and utilities as the backbone of their broadband services such as Internet, IP video and telemedicine.
Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Broadband World News  
4/19/2018   1 comment
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare with last year's main opportunities and hurdles? A new survey wants to find out.
ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana  
4/18/2018   7 comments
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it delivers on nbn purchase orders, Deutsche Telekom expands PON rollout, Gfast demand continues and its acquisition of leading EPON vendor pays off.
Ovum: 10-Gig Era Demands Business Innovation for Max Margins
Broadband World News  
4/18/2018   1 comment
To command the higher premiums high-speed connections warrant, fixed broadband operators must develop use cases to attract consumers, as well as businesses, writes Ovum's Nicole McCormick.
BBWN Radio: DT Exec Opens Up About Smart Homes
Broadband World News  
4/18/2018   3 comments
On April 24, Matthias Mieves, head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, joins BBWN Radio to discuss the opportunities, misconceptions and challenges associated with creating connected homes.
How to Improve Customer Experience in the Digital Age
Broadband World News  
4/17/2018   3 comments
Gautam Borah, author and VP of Customer Operations at Vodafone India, discusses the necessity and value of enhancing customer experience in an era of AI, big data and automation.
ADTRAN New Mesh Network Promises Smarter WiFi at Home
Alison Diana  
4/16/2018   21 comments
ADTRAN expands Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite so service providers can deliver cloud-based whole home network plus valuable add-on offerings to residential customers tired of WiFi dead spots, slow speeds and pricey retail modems.
UK's Indie Operators Feed Fiber to Hungry Market
Alison Diana  
4/13/2018   4 comments
The UK public and government may dis Tier 1 operators BT and Openreach for their perceived lethargy in deploying fiber, but so-called 'altnets' are bridging that gap and already pass about 1 million with high-speed fiber, a new report finds.
Iowa's Secret for Getting Big Bandwidth to Small Towns
Alison Diana  
4/12/2018   7 comments
In a state where much of the population is scattered across almost 1,000 small towns, Iowans learned to be self-reliant for telephone -- and now gigabit broadband -- for many regions.
SCTE-ISBE Speaks Multilingual Cable Training
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   15 comments
The market for multilingual training in cable technologies like DOCSIS 3.1 is growing, especially in regions like Central and Latin America, says Matt Aden, an executive VP at the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), which recently inked a deal with Millicom.
Calix Supercharges AXOS App Dev Potential With Infosys Partnership
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
Under a new partnership with Infosys, operators now have access to Infosys's 200,000 engineers to develop new products and services for Calix's AXOS software-defined access networking platform, says Calix CEO Carl Russo.
Brexit: No Deal or Trade Deal, Operators Will Pay
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   6 comments
Broadband deployment, along with investment, mobile fees and governance, face new challenges under Brexit, a recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit finds.
Telekom Austria Has Money to Spend
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   18 comments
With a reported $1 billion available to spend on acquisitions, Telekom Austria is poised to reshape the European broadband market.
DT Powers Up the Smart Appliance Market
Alison Diana  
4/6/2018   31 comments
Thomas Rockmann, vice president of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, discusses the benefits and opportunities smart appliances deliver for consumers and service providers.
80% of Operators Have Gfast Plans in 2018 – Report
Alison Diana  
4/5/2018   4 comments
Attracted by the architecture's ability to deliver high-speed services, this year 27% of telcos worldwide are deploying Gfast, according to a recent Broadbandtrends report.
Openreach Virtual Dark Fiber Simplifies CSPs' Managed Services
Alison Diana  
4/4/2018   2 comments
Britain's Openreach unveils high-bandwidth managed service for operators that melds the best of managed services with the benefits of dark fiber access.
Google Tightening Broadband Ties to Australia & Asia
Mitch Wagner  
4/4/2018   18 comments
Investing in the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System.
Mozilla Awards Last Gigabit Community Fund Winners but Keeps Gigabit Focus
Alison Diana  
4/3/2018   4 comments
After launching its Gigabit Community Fund in 2012, Mozilla handed out its last $1.2 million to 14 recipients. But it plans to continue addressing the need for high-speed broadband in underserved markets, such as rural and inner cities, via new programs.
Mediacom: Gig Proving Bigger Than Expected
Alan Breznick  
4/2/2018   7 comments
In cableco's initial rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 across its footprint, more broadband subscribers than anticipated are signing up for 1 Gig packages. Go figure.
M&As Consolidate India's Telco Market
Alison Diana  
4/2/2018   2 comments
Merger and acquisition activity among Indian service providers surged to a value of $14.69 billion in 2017, up 500% from $2.7 in 2016, and amid expectations of continued consolidation in 2018, EY research finds.
Netflix Streams to Success in Middle East, Africa
Broadband World News  
3/30/2018   13 comments
Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are propelling the online video subscription market to almost 13 million subscribers, according to Ovum.
Pay-TV Subs (& Cablecos) Love OTT Partnerships
Alison Diana  
3/29/2018   23 comments
About one fifth of pay-TV subscribers bought OTT services via their service providers in 2017, a 110% increase compared with 2016, Parks Associates found.
Fiber Is Key to Becoming 5G Ready
Fiber Broadband Association  
3/28/2018   Post a comment
In the debut monthly column from Fiber Broadband Association executives and members, President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold shares the tangible value fiber plays to cities as they prepare for 5G.
To 400G & Beyond
Adrian Pennington  
3/28/2018   1 comment
The 400G era has arrived, allowing network operators to squeeze yet more bits from their network assets.
Operators Unlock Millennials' Smart Homes
Alison Diana  
3/28/2018   31 comments
Millennials are, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic about smart home technologies, but devices' interoperability could derail IoT popularity unless service providers send the right marketing message.
Shaw SVP: Imitate Competitors to Win
Alison Diana  
3/27/2018   20 comments
At Cable Next-Gen, Shaw Communications' SVP of Product Development & Strategic Programs Dennis Stevens discussed how cable operators must become more agile to compete in an IP-based, OTT world.
Q&A: Broadband Law Group Partner Talks FCC, M&As & ROI
Alison Diana  
3/26/2018   2 comments
At the Broadband Law Group, former NTIA attorney Cynthia Schultz spearheads federal regulatory compliance, broadband, appeals and audits, as well as grants management and public-private partnerships, plus FCC and Rural Utilities Services federal technology programs.
How Home-Tech Waiting Game Costs Providers
Alison Diana  
3/23/2018   9 comments
Debut J.D. Power study on subscribers' perceptions of installation and post-installation service for residential wireline services demonstrates clear reasons why providers' customer experience, full-home WiFi and scheduling investments are critical for success.
For Cablecos, IoT Is the Place to Be
Alison Diana  
3/22/2018   38 comments
The Internet of Things provides cable operators with a treasure trove of opportunities across an array of vertical and horizontal markets, Cable Next-Gen panelists such as Dale Turner of Shaw Communications (left) and Doug Blue of Calix (right) agreed.
Gigabit Speeds: The Lamborghini of Broadband
Alison Diana  
3/21/2018   7 comments
Between 10% and 20% of new Mediacom subscribers choose the operator's gigabit service, despite any clear-cut use cases. And that's okay with consumers, says Mediacom CTO and SVP JR Walden during a Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies panel in Denver.
ADTRAN Buys Cable Market Share With Sumitomo EPON Acquisition
Alison Diana  
3/20/2018   12 comments
ADTRAN acquires EPON technology and North American personnel from Sumitomo Electric, although Japanese vendor retains rights to Asian market and becomes full distributor for all ADTRAN solutions, in a deal for undisclosed terms.
Will Operators Buy vBNG Software From Router or Broadband Manufacturers?
Michael Howard  
3/19/2018   1 comment
A new battleground has emerged over who will supply broadband network gateway (BNG) subscriber management software traditional router vendors or broadband equipment manufacturers, writes IHS Markit's Michael Howard.
Testing Vendors Move to Automate the Entire Network
Alison Diana  
3/16/2018   1 comment
Without end-to-end automation of the network, service providers cannot help customers enterprise, government, manufacturing, healthcare succeed and that's something testing vendors recognize and are acting upon.
Cable Beats Telcos in Broadband Market
Alison Diana  
3/15/2018   27 comments
US operators added 2.7 million broadband subscribers in 2017 while telcos lost about 625,000, according to Leichtman Research Group.
California Takes Hard Line on Net Neutrality
Mari Silbey  
3/15/2018   12 comments
New bill would ban blocking, throttling, paid prioritization and most zero-rating practices.
BT Innovation Exec: Let's Lay the Foundation for Optical Standardization
Broadband World News  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Kevin Smith, Transmission Futures and Innovation at BT, shares his views on the main challenges the industry has been facing, predictions for the next 2 to 5 years, the key technologies enabling scalable optical transmission and much more.
Asian Broadband Market: One Size Does Not Fit All
Broadband World News  
3/14/2018   13 comments
There is much disparity in broadband deployment across Asia, depending on government support, fiber availability and competitive pressure, among other factors.
Britain Drops 95M Into Fiber Deficit
Alison Diana  
3/14/2018   6 comments
The UK government unveiled the first 13 recipients of half the 190 million allotted for fiber-to-the-premise projects designed to deliver gigabit speeds around the country.
Fiber From the Factory: New Indian Facility Opens in 2019
Alison Diana  
3/13/2018   7 comments
There's no end in sight for the fiber frenzy, so Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd. (HFCL) is building a new factory capable of making 4 million miles of fiber optic cable each year.
CenturyLink CEO Switch Moves Up 7 Months
Broadband World News  
3/12/2018   7 comments
Originally scheduled to retire at the end of 2018, CEO Glen Post now says he'll step down on the day of the company's annual shareholder meeting in May to make room for Jeff Storey to take over the large service provider's reins.
Pay-TV Subscriptions Fall but Providers Not Worried
Alison Diana  
3/12/2018   8 comments
There seems no end in sight for for plunging pay-TV revenue; from a two-year high of $101.71B, pay-TV revenues will decline to $75.13B by 2023, Digital TV Research predicts.
CableLabs Boosts Optical Fiber Efficiency
Broadband World News  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
CableLabs' most recent work, called Full Duplex Coherent Optics, is designed to improve operators' efficiency when they deploy coherent optics in the access network.
Gfast Munches Up DSL Sales
Alison Diana  
3/9/2018   2 comments
Even though Gfast Amendment 3 solutions are not widely available, the promise of symmetric gigabit Gfast is tempting service providers away from DSL and into Gfast testing and trials, a recent Dell'Oro Group report finds.
Can Feds Finally Get 'Dig Once' Done?
Alison Diana  
3/8/2018   7 comments
The US is expected to finally approve a Dig Once policy that would incorporate fiber conduits in federally funded highway construction projects, simplifying and accelerating broadband deployment across the country.
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A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
Even though broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point nationally, Comcast execs believe they still have plenty of room to grow.
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks will be automated within a few years. This will help them meet enterprise SLAs but puts their vendors in direct competition with IT powerhouses.
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in the first quarter even as it keeps shedding more Fios video subscribers.
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its FTTH plans and maintain pressure on UK broadband incumbents.
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