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Liberty Latin America Eyes Broadband Opening
Alan Breznick  
8/13/2018   1 comment
Liberty Latin America sees opportunity for broadband growth in Central America and Caribbean as the region recovers from last year's hurricanes.
Sprint CTO: On Fiber, 5G & the Future
Alison Diana  
8/13/2018   1 comment
John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
Liberty Global Seeks Broadband Growth Spurt
Alan Breznick  
8/10/2018   1 comment
With its first DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts now in the works, big European cableco aims to re-stoke its broadband growth engine with data speed hikes.
Calix Targets Operator Efficiency With Its AXOS E7-2 Aggregation Card
Alison Diana  
8/10/2018   Post a comment
Calix has launched a line card for its AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System that enables operators to more efficiently aggregate traffic from remote systems and helps to reduce capex and increase operational efficiencies.
BT's Openreach Hits Brakes on Gfast Rollout
Iain Morris  
8/9/2018   3 comments
UK operator aims to cover more than 5.5 million premises with Gfast by the end of 2020, down from an original commitment of 10 million.
Apathetic City of London Landlords Threaten FTTP
Broadband World News  
8/9/2018   4 comments
If more businesses don't sign off soon, Openreach's plan to deploy fiber-to-the-premise across the City of London could be jeopardized, warns a City leader.
Vodafone, DT Add Vectoring to German Broadband Menu
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   2 comments
Germany's high-speed broadband leaders roll out more vectoring deployments to German residential and SMB customers, providing them with more speed options and another step in the path to 5G.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick  
8/8/2018   5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
Calix Profits Hit a 2-Year High
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   Post a comment
Customer diversity and cloud-based services help Calix hit a profit milestone during the second quarter.
FCC: Traffic, Not DDoS, to Blame
Alison Diana  
8/7/2018   3 comments
Despite the FCC's claims at the time its network crashed, there was no distributed denial of service during the net neutrality public comment period. People just cared &ndash a lot.
CSP Platforms Could Generate $11.2B Smart Home Opportunities
Alison Diana  
8/6/2018   5 comments
But will service providers be smart enough to embrace a new way of going to market in order to take advantage of the evolving smart home market? That, according to ABI Research, is the $11 billion question.
Altice USA Brings Gig Service to Broadway
Alan Breznick  
8/6/2018   2 comments
Fourth-biggest US MSO has begun a 'soft launch' of its symmetrical 1 Gig service in parts of the New York metro area as it continues to boost broadband speeds.
Alaska Comm Satellite Doubles Rural Schools' Speed
Alison Diana  
8/3/2018   6 comments
Using Eutelsat Americas satellite and its IP knowledge, the Anchorage-based service provider brings 25Mbit/s to a school district accustomed to 10Mbit/s connections – opening up a world of video, online education and more.
Gibson Connect Leverages Fiber Success for Bigger Buildout
Carol Wilson  
8/2/2018   2 comments
New subsidiary of rural electric cooperative has years of experience doing middle-mile fiber and now it's taking fiber all the way home.
US Ignite, NSF Go Beyond 5G for Next-Gen Wireless
Alison Diana  
8/1/2018   30 comments
US Ignite, Northeastern University and the National Science Foundation today released a second request for proposal to provide up to two wireless test beds where recipients will design, deploy and operate a set of platforms to advance next-gen wireless research across the States.
Charter Races to Wrap Up DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2018   2 comments
With 60% of its 50-million-home footprint covered by DOCSIS 3.1 now, the number two US cable and broadband provider aims to blanket the rest of its service areas by year's end.
Corning VP: Fiber Savings From Ground Up
Alison Diana  
7/31/2018   9 comments
In an interview with BBWN, Bob Whitman, VP of Market Development of Carrier Networks at Corning Optical Communications, discusses how the vendor uses technology to cut costs, improve providers' profits and support the move to one network for all customers.
Next-Gen PON: $7B Market by 2022
Alison Diana  
7/30/2018   2 comments
Between 2017 and 2022, next-generation PON sales will increase at a compound annual growth rate of almost 40%, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
DT Advances 'Fast Internet for the Masses'
Broadband World News  
7/30/2018   16 comments
Deutsche Telekom will expand its 250Mbit/s service to 6 million households on August 1, a large stride toward its goal to make the offering available to 15 million residences by 2019.
Comcast Sees Broadband Nirvana
Alan Breznick  
7/27/2018   15 comments
After racking up its best Q2 broadband performance in a decade, Comcast places more emphasis on broadband-only plans for cable subscribers.
Calix, GLDS Speed Up OSS/BSS Integration
Carol Wilson  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
Calix AXOS platform enables turn-up of new interfaces in four weeks, rather than four to six months, the two vendors say.
Cutting the Cord: Ensuring Subscriber's Quality of Experience on WiFi
Lincoln Lavoie  
7/26/2018   23 comments
UNH-IOL and Broadband Forum will soon launch the Carrier Grade WiFI Performance Test Plan, designed to ensure service providers meet subscribers' QoE and QoS expectations without costly, time-consuming and customer satisfaction-destroying truck rolls or support calls.
AT&T Fiber Fuels More Broadband Gains
Alan Breznick  
7/25/2018   9 comments
Big US telco now passes more than 9M homes and businesses in 71 metro areas as it upgrades DSL subs to FTTH.
Taking Fiber to the Fancier Farm
Carol Wilson  
7/25/2018   4 comments
Even wealthy farmers struggle to get connectivity, but Inyo is bringing gig speeds to an upscale Northern California region.
Verizon Views 5G as Broadband Bonanza
Alan Breznick  
7/24/2018   26 comments
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
Orange Biz Brings Cloud Control to Wealth Management
Alison Diana  
7/23/2018   12 comments
Through a partnership with Additiv, the service provider delivers an OTT-like cloud-based offering that allows financial institutions to gain digital transformation without ripping and replacing mainframe legacy systems.
Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
Alison’s Wonderland  
7/20/2018   27 comments
Rural customers pay up to 40% higher utility bills than their more urban peers. Broadband providers can push smart home solutions as a way to offset electricity costs.
NG-PON2: The Case for 5G Trumps Lackluster Equipment Volumes
Alison’s Wonderland  
7/19/2018   5 comments
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that matter, considering the role the next-gen optical technology's going to play in 5G and service provider infrastructure?
ADTRAN Feels Those New Customer Good Vibrations
Alison Diana  
7/18/2018   6 comments
ADTRAN saw most sales grow and costs drop this quarter compared to the first three months of 2018, and that's not the only good news CEO and President Tom Stanton shared with analysts today.
Just Connect, Already
Alison’s Wonderland  
7/17/2018   31 comments
New study sponsored by Internet Innovation Alliance finds almost no difference in how people prefer to connect to Internet – via wireless or wireline.
Investor Funds Rural Provider's FTTH Deployment & Pensions
Alison Diana  
7/16/2018   6 comments
County Broadband, 10-year-old former WISP that focused on fixed wireless, now concentrates solely on gigabit fiber, courtesy of a £46 million infusion from Aviva Investors – and the financial firm's desire to find a long-term investment vehicle to fund clients' pensions.
One Day, Two New Paths to Accelerate Fiber Rollout
Alison Diana  
7/13/2018   3 comments
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August general meeting. That same day, Clearfield announced general availability of a common fiber distribution panel designed for use in every fiber deployment.
400G-ZR Standard Revs Up Optical Network Speeds
Broadband World News  
7/13/2018   1 comment
Line rates of 400G and higher will become more power efficient in 2019 and 2020, driven by by the 400G-ZR standard – good news for optical and submarine networks.
Securing Smart Homes Is Huge, Often Ignored, Opportunity
Alison Diana  
7/11/2018   19 comments
Total global spending on IoT cybersecurity solutions will reach more than $6 billion by 2023, and some of that money is going toward smart home security, a new Jupiter Research report finds.
Global Broadband Speeds Accelerate, but Not Everyone Can Celebrate
Alison Diana  
7/10/2018   3 comments
Fiber deployments fueled an average 23% increase year-over-year in global broadband speed, but some regions fell further behind with few signs of ever catching up.
Diamonds Are the Net's Best Friend?
Alison Diana  
7/10/2018   6 comments
An artificial diamond's ability to store quantum data could, one day, make it the foundation for an extremely secure, quantum Internet that connects high-speed computers around the globe.
World Cup Sends OTT Demand Into OT
Alison’s Wonderland  
7/9/2018   3 comments
The last time England won the World Cup, a ragged bunch of lads from Liverpool was about to invade America. Teenage girls watched the fab four on wood-framed televisions and shared their thoughts on Princess phones.
Microsoft & Partners Fill Rural Divide With White Spaces Broadband
Alison Diana  
7/6/2018   3 comments
Using TV white spaces antennae, Microsoft, partners like Radwin and service providers say they can serve rural customers and bridge the digital divide.
Orange Romania Chews Over FWA Business Case for 5G
Iain Morris  
7/5/2018   15 comments
Happy with 5G fixed wireless broadband trials in Transylvania, Orange is now trying to figure out if there is a business case for an investment.
IIoT + SMBs Spells Operator Opportunity
Alison Diana  
7/5/2018   2 comments
Global spending on the Industrial Internet of Things will reach $91.4 billion by 2023 and that's great news for operators focused on technologies, services and resources for SMBs in verticals such as healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing that need both high-speed broadband and IIoT solutions.
Cincinnati Telecom Seals Deal on Hawaii's Treasures: Fiber, Cloud, IT
Alison Diana  
7/3/2018   5 comments
The purchase, announced one year ago, accelerates Cincinnati Bell's strategy to expand its high-speed, high-bandwidth fiber optic network while building a complementary IT solutions and cloud services business.
Huawei's Continuous Innovation in Ultra-Broadband Transmission
Partner Perspectives  
7/2/2018   2 comments
Zhuhong Zhang, technical vice president and chief expert of Channel Algorithm, Network Product Line at Huawei, discusses the vendor's many historic and future optical network advances and technology investments.
Comcast Out, Weekend In
Alison Diana  
6/29/2018   49 comments
A fiber cut by a contractor created a Comcast outage impacting business and residential Internet, video and voice customers around the US and, potentially, other operators, the giant provider said on Friday afternoon. Bad news for profits, good news perhaps for local watering holes.
Cable Operators Continue Broadband Blitz
Broadband World News  
6/29/2018   24 comments
Cable operators continue to add broadband subscribers at the expense of telcos, the latest quarterly Leichtman Research report finds.
AT&T Expands Fiber & 5G Pilot Footprint
Alison Diana  
6/29/2018   20 comments
The operator launched full-fiber ultra-fast broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 total metro regions nationwide, with plans to introduce mobile 5G services to 12 US cities by year-end.
Orange, AT&T Open Source Work Accelerates Optical Interoperability
Alison Diana  
6/28/2018   13 comments
Through their TransportPCE partnership, Orange and AT&T demonstrated an end-to-end path crossing network elements from different suppliers on a Proof of Concept (PoC) Platform in Orange Labs.
How Data Analytics Improves Business Performance & CX: Online Panel
Broadband World News  
6/27/2018   19 comments
On Thursday, BBWN Editor Alison Diana hosts a panel of experts from SAP, Turkcell and Heavy Reading to discuss the importance of big data and analytics to service providers.
Calix's Cloud Updates Have Clear Direction: Reduce Truck Rolls
Broadband World News  
6/26/2018   11 comments
Calix updated two members of the Calix Cloud portfolio — Calix Support Cloud and Calix Marketing Cloud — with features designed to improve subscriber experience and curtail costs.
Sensing New Fiber Optic Opportunities
Fiber Broadband Association  
6/26/2018   30 comments
In this month's column, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold discusses how fiber optic sensing could reinvent business, government and personal lives — from early prediction of earthquakes and tsunamis to protecting the border, the environment and critical infrastructure.
NTT's PON Demo Cuts 5G & FTTH Latency
Alison Diana  
6/25/2018   4 comments
At Broadband Forum's second-quarter meeting, NTT demonstrated how Dynamic Broadband Allocation (DBA) software could optimize a future OLT and significantly reduce latency for 5G and FTTH.
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John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
With its first DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts now in the works, big European cableco aims to re-stoke its broadband growth engine with data speed hikes.
Calix has launched a line card for its AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System that enables operators to more efficiently aggregate traffic from remote systems and helps to reduce capex and increase operational efficiencies.
UK operator aims to cover more than 5.5 million premises with Gfast by the end of 2020, down from an original commitment of 10 million.
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