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MobiTV Aims to Arm Broadband Providers With Live, Streaming Pay-TV
Alison Diana  
6/18/2018   Post a comment
MobiTV will launch MobiTV Connect in July, a multi-tenant managed streaming service that already boasts delivery rights from more than 210 major networks and 35 service provider customers, says MobiTV CEO Charlie Nooney.
Cut Costs, Not Driveways, With Reverse-Powered Fiber-to-the-Curb
Alison Diana  
6/18/2018   1 comment
Australian wholesaler nbn eliminates costly and disruptive trenching of homeowners' driveways by using copper to deliver last-mile connectivity from sidewalk-based Distribution Point Units (DPUs) to subscribers.
Fiber & Cable for the Cloud: How to Deliver Reach & Speed
Broadband World News  
6/14/2018   Post a comment
A challenge operators face is delivering sufficient capacity to allow customers to access data-heavy applications and services: Fiber with ultra-low loss (ULL) can help, according to the final report in NGON & DCI Europe's three-part series.
China's Telcos Spark PON Revenue Rebound
Alison Diana  
6/14/2018   4 comments
After five consecutive quarters of decline, overall PON revenue rebounded in the first quarter of 2018 thanks to Chinese demand for high-speed broadband, Dell'Oro reports.
Optical Networks Evolve Into High-Capacity Terabit Infrastructures
Broadband World News  
6/13/2018   2 comments
To economically and rapidly meet growing broadband demand, future optical networks will deploy high-capacity terabit infrastructures, says BT's Kevin Smith in a preview of his NGON & DCI Europe speech.
Radio: ADTRAN Exec on Tooling Up for MDUs
Alison Diana  
6/12/2018   3 comments
Join us on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, when Kurt Raaflaub, head of Strategic Solutions Marketing at ADTRAN, discusses how operators can use an array of tools to woo and win lucrative multi-dwelling unit contracts — a growing market around the world.
Open Source Is Reshaping SDOs
Carol Wilson  
6/12/2018   Post a comment
ONAP's Beijing release is proof positive that standards development organizations are moving at the pace and in the manner of open source.
The Dumb Side of DIY Smart Homes
Alison’s Wonderland  
6/11/2018   11 comments
More consumers want do-it-yourself smart home devices. But that approach defeats the whole purpose of smart homes – spending more time with family and getting out of household chores.
Open Line Systems Gather Momentum
Adrian Pennington  
6/11/2018   Post a comment
The trend toward disaggregation and open optical networking is starting to impact the broader communications equipment market.
BT CEO Gavin Patterson Let Go by Board
Alison Diana  
6/8/2018   13 comments
The board will replace current CEO Gavin Patterson this year, seeking a change of leadership to deliver BT's new strategy that shapes BT as a customer-centric, agile and lean provider of global managed services.
BT & Cisco SD-WAN: An Enterprise's Best Friends?
Alison Diana  
6/7/2018   2 comments
British telco giant unveils BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN, a global managed services offering targeted at enterprises, that aligns with BT's goals to deliver more revenue-rich solutions that integrate SDN, virtualization and other BT capabilities.
Taiwanese Cableco Upgrades OTT Capabilities
Broadband World News  
6/7/2018   7 comments
Taiwan Broadband Communications adds live TV on open devices and video-on-demand as part of the update to its over-the-top offering.
The State of the Optical & DCI Industry 2018
Broadband World News  
6/6/2018   Post a comment
The NGON & DCI Europe team surveyed key stakeholders and industry insiders worldwide to determine what next-generation optical networking looks like today and what to expect tomorrow.
Bluesky's Mile-High 3D View Saves Wireless, Fiber Deployment Time & Costs
Alison Diana  
6/6/2018   13 comments
A growing number of British service providers are starting to use Bluesky's aerial images, coupled with Esri's spatial analytics, to get three-dimensional insight that helps accelerate broadband and wireless deployment plans, thereby cutting costs and enhancing services.
Multi-Use Satellite RFP on Near Horizon for SES Networks
Alison Diana  
6/5/2018   7 comments
SES Networks is on a journey to launch a satellite that can be used for multiple communications needs, the service provider disclosed during a press event at Exploration Tower in Cape Canaveral, Fla., near SpaceX's launch pad and barge (pictured).
California Lawmakers Embrace Strong Net Neutrality Rules
Alan Breznick  
6/4/2018   7 comments
The California State Senate easily passed a strong net neutrality bill last week, sending the bill to State Assembly and likely touching off yet another legal battle with the feds.
MEF's SD-WAN Definition Push Speaks to Broadband Providers
Alison Diana  
6/1/2018   3 comments
Some of the latest MEF 3.0 initiatives, including SD-WAN orchestration integration and definitions, should help broadband providers become SD-WAN managed service providers, an option in growing demand from enterprise and government customers.
Over-the-Top Trend Is a Fiber Opportunity
Fiber Broadband Association  
5/31/2018   12 comments
OTT services depend on reliable, high-speed, low latency Internet connections and the ability to consume an immense amount of data, and fiber leads all other access technologies in delivering each of these capabilities, writes Heather Burnett Gold, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, in this month's blog.
Epsilon: From Coal Shed to Cloud
Alison’s Wonderland  
5/30/2018   8 comments
Epsilon has taken the best of system integrators' lessons and applied them to its telco model, empowering the wholesale service provider to upgrade its global network to 100Gbit/s and leave its coal-shed history far, far behind, says Jerzy Szlosarek, Epsilon CEO.
BBWF Announces 'Broadband Oscars' Categories
Niall Hunt  
5/30/2018   4 comments
This year's Broadband World Forum includes 13 categories in its annual Broadband Awards, described as the 'Broadband Oscars' by Portfolio Director Heather James.
Telefónica Preps a Central Office Reboot
Ray Le Maistre  
5/29/2018   14 comments
Spanish giant is ready to start converting some of its central offices into edge data center facilities that house disaggregated broadband access tech.
Cable's New Game Plan: More Fiber & DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
5/29/2018   7 comments
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
Pay-TV Partnerships Could Ease OTT Overload
Alison Diana  
5/25/2018   43 comments
With more than 200 OTT services now available and a growing number of households equipped with high-speed broadband, US consumers face video-choice meltdown, and that could generate opportunities for savvy cablecos.
BT's Converged Network Powers New Fiber-Based Services
Alison Diana  
5/24/2018   22 comments
The British telco unveiled BT Plus, a plan that provides customers with the fastest-available unlimited fiber-based connection available in their region and a free upgrade to 4G mobile services.
Chinese Carrier Plans Could Sway Worldwide PON Pricing
Alison Diana  
5/23/2018   13 comments
Now that they've met cities' broadband needs, Chinese carriers face bigger challenges when they extend to rural and suburban regions, challenges they will face using XG-PON and XGS-PON, not NG-PON2, Dell'Oro Senior Analyst Alam Tamboli learned on a recent trip to China.
Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana  
5/22/2018   5 comments
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox Communications, is BBWN Radio's guest on May 24 at 1PM ET/10AM PT/6PM BST. During the show, he'll discuss network innovation, digital transformation and defining DOCSIS' future.
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana  
5/22/2018   16 comments
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access to 1 million customers and miles of fiber for its DOCSIS and FTTH deployment plans.
Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana  
5/18/2018   28 comments
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce the digital divide and increase the digital economy, Nokia and non-profit service provider partner Digital Empowerment Foundation will create 500 smart villages across the nation.
In Quality We Trust: Operators Try to Reverse CX Trend
Alison Diana  
5/17/2018   47 comments
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and operators are using technologies to decrease the amount they're responsible for.
BT: One Converged Network Puts Consumers First
Alison Diana  
5/16/2018   12 comments
BT, which has come under fire for its subscriber experience record, today unveiled a new consumer division and plan to converge residential broadband, mobile and WiFi networks.
Putting Cloud at the Heart of New Broadband Networks
Robin Mersh  
5/16/2018   3 comments
In a contributed blog, Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh discusses the Cloud Central Office (Cloud CO), an open interface and cloud-based broadband framework that serves as a unifying framework for new technologies and important service developments.
Leading Lights: The Broadband Winners
Alison Diana  
5/16/2018   9 comments
A look at some of the broadband-focused categories — and winners — from Light Reading's annual Leading Lights awards, announced earlier this week on the eve of the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas.
Spectrum's Meeks: Close the Fiber Gap
Carol Wilson  
5/16/2018   4 comments
The telecom industry needs to stop planning fiber builds based on connecting large buildings and start looking at applications that drive demand at smaller locations.
Decoupling Routers Moves Verizon Closer to the Edge
Alison Diana  
5/15/2018   4 comments
Verizon combines existing service edge routers for Ethernet and IP-based services onto one platform and decouples router hardware and software via SDN, leading to savings, flexibility and acceleration, explains Michael Atland, Verizon's director of network infrastructure.
AT&T's Arnoldi: Data Drives Fiber
Carol Wilson  
5/15/2018   2 comments
AT&T uses its network data to determine how to efficiently deploy fiber and even dispatch its trucks.
Spectrum Enterprise's Billion-Dollar Windfall Includes Significant Fiber Investment
Alison Diana  
5/14/2018   2 comments
Charter pours another $1 billion into Spectrum Enterprise, primarily to densify existing footprint and enhance customer experience, as the service provider aims to capture more big companies as clients.
Has San Francisco Lost Its Heart for Operators?
Alison Diana  
5/11/2018   10 comments
In an era of IoT, the city mulls over the idea of spending up to $1.8 billion on a municipal network.
Fixed Wireless Enters Starring Role
Alison Diana  
5/10/2018   13 comments
After T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint, fixed wireless garners even more interest from growing number of service providers.
BT Edges Closer to All-Fiber Scheme for 10M Properties
Iain Morris  
5/10/2018   6 comments
UK operator says an improved relationship with regulatory authorities bodes well for its ambition of extending all-fiber networks across the country.
Monitoring Fiber for Maintenance & Improved Profitability
Alison Diana  
5/9/2018   10 comments
An upcoming webinar looks at how the surge in fiber deployments gives operators a rare opportunity to simultaneously deploy monitoring solutions that help meet service level agreements and boost margins.
Calix Earnings Reflect Shifting Service Provider Market
Alison Diana  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
While several Tier 1 operators such as CenturyLink delay purchases, a growing number of smaller, diversified broadband deployers – including municipalities, utilities and Tier 3s – are spending heavily on Calix platforms and services, says Calix CEO and President Carl Russo.
Vodafone Strikes €18.4B Deal to Buy Liberty Assets
Iain Morris  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
If the deal to acquire operations in Germany and three other countries is approved by regulators, Vodafone would become an even bigger broadband services giant in Europe.
Broadband Satellites Revitalize Space Age
Alison’s Wonderland  
5/8/2018   6 comments
Advances in technology and cost reductions translate into soaring expectations for satellite vendors and managed service providers, such as SES Networks.
New Techs Cut Costs at Pan-European Network GÉANT
Broadband World News  
5/7/2018   2 comments
Pan-European research and education network GÉANT is considering open line and cloud to reduce overhead, says Guy Roberts, senior network architect of the IP backbone network which operates at up to 500Gbit/s and reaches more than 100 national networks worldwide.
Cable, Fiber Drive VIAVI Solutions' Gains
Alison Diana  
5/4/2018   2 comments
VIAVI Solutions reaps net revenue of $219.4 million, up almost 12% from 12 months ago.
GPON Full-Fiber Home Routers Vulnerable to Hackers
Alison Diana  
5/3/2018   10 comments
High-speed GPON routers can be infiltrated by hackers, security researchers at VPN Mentor disclose.
Telia Carrier's Chief Evangelist Talks Optical & DCI
Broadband World News  
5/3/2018   2 comments
Mattias Fridström, Telia Carrier's chief evangelist, discusses the opportunities and advances in optical and DCI.
Network Slicing: It Ain't Just for 5G
Alison Diana  
5/2/2018   27 comments
Operators including Vodafone and BT are testing virtualization architecture network slicing to enhance the capabilities, flexibility and affordability of fiber-to-the-home.
Sri Lanka Telecom Engineer Shares Best Practices
Broadband World News  
5/2/2018   3 comments
In this Q&A, Sri Lanka Telecom Senior Engineer (and BBWN contributor) Anuradha Udunuwara discusses how SLT revolutionized Internet use, top tips for better DCI capacity planning and data center best practices.
Five Ways the New T-Mobile Could Impact the Broadband Biz
Alison Diana  
5/2/2018   23 comments
There's been a lot of talk about how the new number three wireless carrier impacts mobile -- and rightfully so -- but how could this deal affect cable and fiber? And why is Robin Thicke pictured?
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MobiTV will launch MobiTV Connect in July, a multi-tenant managed streaming service that already boasts delivery rights from more than 210 major networks and 35 service provider customers, says MobiTV CEO Charlie Nooney.
Australian wholesaler nbn eliminates costly and disruptive trenching of homeowners' driveways by using copper to deliver last-mile connectivity from sidewalk-based Distribution Point Units (DPUs) to subscribers.
After five consecutive quarters of decline, overall PON revenue rebounded in the first quarter of 2018 thanks to Chinese demand for high-speed broadband, Dell'Oro reports.
Join us on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, when Kurt Raaflaub, head of Strategic Solutions Marketing at ADTRAN, discusses how operators can use an array of tools to woo and win lucrative multi-dwelling unit contracts — a growing market around the world.
ONAP's Beijing release is proof positive that standards development organizations are moving at the pace and in the manner of open source.
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