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All Fiber: Build It & They Might Come
Iain Morris  
6/26/2019   Post a comment
There is no point in building an all-fiber network if it remains empty, says BT. And yet much of it still is.
Orange Adopts Controversial Approach to 10G PON
Ray Le Maistre  
6/25/2019   Post a comment
Driven by economics, the French giant is planning to follow the Chinese model of 'combo cards' for the deployment of 10G PON.
DOCSIS Is Go for '4.0'
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/24/2019   2 comments
New specs will repack recent additions of DOCSIS 3.1 and tack on new capabilities, including support of services up to 1.8GHz.
BBWN Bites: Low-Latency DOCSIS With Just a Software Upgrade
Broadband World News  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
CableLabs added the capability earlier this year and MSO Cox is already testing a low-latency, higher price tier for online gamers.
Cable Access Network Shift Underway
Broadband World News  
6/19/2019   Post a comment
Harmonic's software focus and new strategy seem to be getting Wall Street's attention.
BBWN Bites: Starry Spreads FWA Sunshine to Rural Broadband
Broadband World News  
6/19/2019   13 comments
Having won big in the FCC spectrum auction, Starry expects to use fixed wireless access to deliver high-speed broadband to another 25 million potential US customers, including those in low-populated areas.
BBWN Bites: Altice Founder Bids, Buys Sotheby's Auction House
Broadband World News  
6/18/2019   20 comments
French entrepreneur Patrick Drahi shells out $3.7 billion for high-end auction house, a price tag that means he plans to sell up to $400 million worth of Altice USA.
Artificial Intelligence: Expanding Beyond Networks
Broadband World News  
6/18/2019   2 comments
An investment in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence must enhance quality of service, speed and performance, Craig Fenton, Google UK Director, tells Broadband World Forum in a video interview.
Better Broadband Gets Better Scores for USDA Funding
Alison Diana  
6/17/2019   6 comments
The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing symmetric, high-speed infrastructure when considering loan and grant applicants.
BBWN Bites: Verizon Shoots, Scores With NBA Fiber Network Deal
Broadband World News  
6/17/2019   3 comments
Verizon will deploy a high-speed video network that connects 29 National Basketball Association arenas.
BBWN Bites: PON, 5G to Propel Corning
Broadband World News  
6/14/2019   3 comments
Corning predicts sales growth of up to 8% between 2020 and 2023, thanks to 5G buildouts and smartphone growth.
BBWN Bites: CenturyLink Says 'Hola' to Miami, LatAm
Broadband World News  
6/13/2019   21 comments
New Miami facility will include network gateway and data center, slated to serve Florida and Latin American enterprises.
Broadband Access Added Up to $2.9B Market in Q1 – Dell'Oro
Broadband World News  
6/12/2019   3 comments
In total, sales of equipment including XG-PON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2 OLT ports, D3.1, CPE and CCAP dropped 2%, but not all these categories declined.
BBWN Bites: $3 Billion Pours Into US Broadband – Report
Broadband World News  
6/11/2019   1 comment
Operators invested $3 billion in broadband in 2018, a result of light touch regulation, USTelecom declared in a preliminary report.
Three Preps 5G FWA Launch in London
Ray Le Maistre  
6/10/2019   3 comments
UK mobile operator will use its 5G spectrum to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) service in London in August and plans to have that offer, plus mobile 5G services, in 25 UK cities by the end of this year.
FCC Lets Loose Another Wave of Rural Broadband Funding
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/10/2019   5 comments
Authorization of $166.8 million over next decade earmarked for 60,850 unserved rural homes and businesses across 22 states.
BBWN Bites: Comcast 'Pet Finity' Lens Discloses Secret Life of Furry Friends
Broadband World News  
6/6/2019   8 comments
Operator simplifies pet-owners' ability to see pets from afar – because calling them (and getting a responsible answer) is very difficult.
NG-PON2 Tunable Optics Prices Too High for Nokia
Alison Diana  
6/5/2019   6 comments
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
BBWN Bites: High-Speed Broadband May Help Cut Unemployment – Report
Broadband World News  
6/5/2019   16 comments
Also in today's roundup: Telecom Italia sheds assets and Telefónica fights fires with drones in Spain.
BBWN Bites: Apple's Smart Move Into Smart Homes
Broadband World News  
6/4/2019   12 comments
Also in the news today: Telstra has more layoffs, Frontier's western division to stay unchanged through year-end and BT's new logo to debut.
BBWN Bites: Senator Schumer Tells FCC to Check NY's 'Horrible Internet'
Broadband World News  
6/3/2019   2 comments
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) finds Microsoft's estimate of almost 163 million Americans without high-speed broadband more credible than the FCC's figures.
CenturyLink Enterprise: Shining a Light on Network Opportunities
Alison Diana  
6/3/2019   8 comments
As enterprises adopt public networking, their adoption of dark fiber for high-security uses grows, said Ed Morche, president of enterprise and government markets at CenturyLink.
Want a Smart City? Build a Fiber Backbone
Fiber Broadband Association  
5/31/2019   9 comments
Fiber future-proofs city networks, is fast and reliable and research shows a strong correlation between fiber deployment and small cell activity – all essential for smart-city development.
BBWN Bites: FCC Report Exaggerates Rural Broadband Progress
Broadband World News  
5/31/2019   9 comments
Also in today's news roundup: Telefónica Spain looks for rural connectivity options and Loon provides aid in Peru.
BBWN Bites: Water, Water Everywhere, but Nowhere to Connect
Broadband World News  
5/30/2019   12 comments
Comcast ponders the stress points of moving house, while CityFibre and partner Bamboo, as well as Cyprus's Cablenet, roll out new infrastructure.
Rural Is Central to Frontier's $1.35B Broadband Sale
Alison’s Wonderland  
5/29/2019   6 comments
The operator is selling its wireline network across four mainly rural states, areas in which it has invested federal CAF II funds to bridge the digital divide.
Gigabit Realities: Disaggregating Fact From Fiction – Webinar
Broadband World News  
5/29/2019   4 comments
A June 12 webinar will address how operators can choose the best-suited technologies to deliver gigabit speeds to customers and improved revenue and profits to their stakeholders.
BBWN Bites: That's One Way to Cut the Cord
Broadband World News  
5/29/2019   8 comments
Also in BBWN Bites: Technological advances empowered Italy's TIM to high mega-high speeds on its fiber-based backbone.
MEF Releases SD-WAN Definitions to Boost Adoption
Alison Diana  
5/28/2019   5 comments
MEF made the final draft standard of SD-WAN service and attributes publicly available, with plans to release the final version in July.
BBWN Bites: Aussie's NBN Upgrades Some FTTN Subs
Broadband World News  
5/28/2019   13 comments
In addition, Netplus upgrades with Nokia, Telefónica rides up the IoT escalator, security households still prefer monitoring (but perhaps not for much longer) and anyone for 8K tennis?
DT's Fiber Invasion, One Partner at a Time
Alison Diana  
5/24/2019   5 comments
Deutsche Telekom just signed an infrastructure project with the Gigabit Region Stuttgart, home to 174 municipalities and almost 3 million people, one of many partnerships the German operator has inked in its bid to grow revenue and business.
BBWN Bites: The Law & Order Episode
Broadband World News  
5/24/2019   5 comments
Trump's 'calm' walkout – a.k.a. 'tantrum' – will impact investment in connectivity spending, US legislators want to fund smaller operators' need to rip and replace Huawei gear, Rovi/Tivo vs. Comcast again and UK regulator Ofcom makes Openreach play nicer with enterprise-focused operators.
SpaceX Blasts Into Broadband History Tonight
Broadband World News  
5/23/2019   13 comments
SpaceX's Falcon 9 is on the launch pad loaded with 60 Starlink satellites. The weather forecast is good and road traffic is heavy.
Telcos Top Managed SD-WAN Services Market Share: Report
Alison Diana  
5/23/2019   8 comments
Mobile and cable operators represented half the managed SD-WAN services market share in this fast-growing space, while other broadband providers such as ISPs and satellite operators also appeared on Vertical Systems Group's ranking.
BBWN Bites: Subs Say So Long to HBO, SpaceX Tries Big Broadband Shot Tonight
Broadband World News  
5/23/2019   25 comments
In addition, Gavin Patterson takes a pay cut, union accuses BT of ageism, Telia Norway cuts headcount and TalkTalk rakes in the quid and rolls out the fiber.
BBWN Bites: ARM & BT Guard Against Huawei Ban
Broadband World News  
5/22/2019   7 comments
British heavyweights ARM and BT opt to shut out Huawei: BT will not include the Chinese vendor in EE's core network and ARM will no longer supply Huawei with components.
Broadband Forum Opens Connected Home to Standards
Alison Diana  
5/21/2019   8 comments
Organization extends popular TR-069 standard for use in smart homes, looking to simplify and standardize market for vendors, operators and end users.
BBWN Bites: From France to Tonga to Iowa, Broadband Investments Rise
Broadband World News  
5/21/2019   5 comments
French operator fiber investments grew, Tongans' access to broadband is on the rise and rural Iowans can expect enhanced connectivity as a new law (and funding) go into effect.
BBWN Bites: Dish Network Eats Up More of EchoStar
Broadband World News  
5/20/2019   3 comments
Also in today's roundup: Google has stopped supporting Huawei's Android efforts, traffic congestion tech could be a money spinner and carriers keep blaming 5G delays on city bureaucracies.
ADTRAN Aims New Super Vectoring Gateway at MDUs
Broadband World News  
5/17/2019   2 comments
ADTRAN's SmartRG 652ac carrier-grade router uses bonded super-vectoring technology to deliver high-speed broadband – and a path to FTTH – to MDUs.
BBWN Bites: BT Shares With Employees
Broadband World News  
5/17/2019   7 comments
Also in today's roundup of broadband happenings is news from the FCC, and more German residents will get high-speed broadband in 2019 from NetCologne.
BBWN Bites: UK Conservatives Rail Against Huawei
Broadband World News  
5/16/2019   36 comments
Also in today's roundup: Windstream, Bouygues Telecom, Millicom, Clearfield, FirstLight and Telia Carrier share positive news. And we're keeping our eyes peeled for the next SpaceX launch.
Unlicensed CBRS Spectrum Dials Into Rural FWA – Report
Broadband World News  
5/16/2019   10 comments
An unlicensed spectrum sharing model from Citizens Band Radio Service could be the right technology to affordably deploy broadband via fixed wireless access to rural regions, finds a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Research Center.
Broadcom Ups Gfast Ante
Broadband World News  
5/15/2019   4 comments
With this production release, Broadcom targets highly densified areas, as well as the MDUs that make up the typical Gfast market.
BBWN Bites: Small MSOs Gird for China Ban, Arris Exec Shuffle Starts
Broadband World News  
5/15/2019   5 comments
At least one top executive moves on from Arris, the president's expected ban of Huawei will hit smaller operators first and hardest and UK providers must give consumers a lot of info to prevent the 'loyalty penalty.'
How Amazon & SpaceX Could Reshape Broadband Competition – Report
Alison Diana  
5/15/2019   11 comments
By slashing subscriber pricing by more than $30 billion annually, Low Earth Orbit satellite companies led by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk as well as OneWeb have the potential to usher in a whole new era of broadband.
Liberty Global Bets on Beefier Broadband
Alan Breznick  
5/14/2019   6 comments
While it continues to pull back from the European continent, Liberty Global is rolling out faster broadband speeds and next-gen WiFi and mobile services to beef up its market position.
Disney Takes the Wheel at Hulu
Broadband World News  
5/14/2019   9 comments
Also in today's roundup: AT&T's big network pledge, Arista's new 400G routers, SES demos 8K video and the US government moves more paper around.
BBWN Bites: Cable One Revels in ARPU
Broadband World News  
5/13/2019   7 comments
Also in the news: Vodafone sheds its New Zealand unit, Vodacom and Arris post earnings and Telia's Bonnier acquisition gets more scrutiny.
BSO Acquires IX Reach to Bolster Wholesale Services
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   6 comments
Acquisitive private network, cloud and hosting provider BSO expands worldwide customer base of wholesale service providers, ISPs, content providers and networks with purchase of IX Reach.
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