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AT&T: SW-Defined Access Gets Real in 2018
Carol Wilson  
1/17/2018   Post a comment
Multi-media, multi-service access architectures have been maturing, but the time is now, says AT&T, to get this ready for prime time.
Could $500M Close Rural Broadband Divide?
Alison Diana  
1/17/2018   2 comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposes an additional $500 million in funding for co-ops and small providers to deliver broadband to rural areas, an amount that more than compensates for last year's cuts to federal programs.
Fiber Forecast Goes From Strength to Strength
Alison Diana  
1/16/2018   2 comments
Many signs determine why fiber deployment in the US will continue surging over the next five years, a new Heavy Reading report finds.
CORD Promising 'Exciting' 2018
Carol Wilson  
1/16/2018   1 comment
Open source project claims it's nearly the de facto standard for telcos deploying edge computing, a $300 billion market opportunity.
Quika's Ad-Based Satellite Service Aims to Bring Internet to Africa
Alison Diana  
1/16/2018   Post a comment
Funded largely by Talia, start-up Quika expects to debut its consumer satellite service to under- and unserved areas including Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting the complementary service via ads and its business services, CEO Alan Afrasiab tells BBWN.
Cellular Networking So Simple Even a Fry Cook Can Set It Up
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   2 comments
Cradlepoint is introducing new pricing and hardware for its 4G LTE WAN solutions.
Amazon Boasts NFL Streaming Gains
Alan Breznick  
1/16/2018   3 comments
In its first year of streaming NFL Thursday night games, Amazon said its Prime Video unit drew 17% higher game viewership than Twitter's similar offering last season.
Partners Unveil €375M Plan to Build FTTH Network in Rome
Ray Le Maistre  
1/15/2018   1 comment
Italian utility firm Acea and Open Fiber strike five-year, €375 million investment deal to roll out FTTH access network in the capital.
T-Mobile Czech Republic Plans €600M Investment in Fiber
Iain Morris  
1/15/2018   2 comments
Operator controlled by Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it will invest up to €600 million in fiber networks in next five years.
ADTRAN Mosaic Aces Verizon NG-PON2 Interop Trial
Alison Diana  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
In the latest step toward NG-PON2 deployment across Verizon, ADTRAN successfully completed interoperability testing with its Mosaic family.
Deutsche Telekom Predicts Even Stronger Growth for 2018
Broadband World News  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
After deploying a record amount of fiber in 2017, DT plans to roll out 60,000 km – or 37,000 miles – over 2018.
Republican SubCommTech Members Tackle Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/11/2018   5 comments
The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), says its resolutions are the foundation for new broadband rules designed to improve coverage and accessibility around the United States.
Tivo Files New Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Comcast X1
Alison Diana  
1/11/2018   2 comments
Tivo company Rovi today filed eight new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast's X1 platform, a move the DVR vendor hopes will encourage the cableco to renew its long-lapsed contract.
Trump's Rural Broadband Picture Cloudy
Carol Wilson  
1/11/2018   6 comments
Both Trump and his USDA chief say better Internet connectivity is critical for economic development in rural US, but the picture of how that is funded remains cloudy.
CenturyLink's New Year's Resolution: Exploration & Investment
Alison Diana  
1/10/2018   Post a comment
Having finalized its acquisition of Level 3, CenturyLink looks ahead to a year replete with enterprise and services revenue, and continued testing and deployment of next-generation network and broadband technologies, says SVP Pasha Mohammed.
Cox Revs Up Gigabit Rollout
Alan Breznick  
1/10/2018   6 comments
At CES, Cox announces that it now offers gigabit broadband service to 40% of its customers in its footprint as its DOCSIS 3.1 rollout starts to take off.
O2 UK Forecloses Smart Home Biz
Alison Diana  
1/10/2018   6 comments
After a year of disappointing results, Telefσnica-owned provider O2 UK closes the door to its smart-home services, but will keep other IoT projects alive.
Cisco DOCSIS Licensing Improves Cablecos' Fight Against FTTH
Alison Diana  
1/9/2018   4 comments
At CES, Cisco deployed a licensing model for its Converged Broadband Router (cBR-8) designed to cut costs and management headaches so cablecos can more efficiently compete against FTTH.
FCC to Shrink Digital Divide – Without Expanding Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/8/2018   27 comments
The Federal Communications Commission's plan to include wireless broadband's slow Internet speed will eliminate digital divide – and funding – without improving rural and under-served residents' connectivity needs.
Layoff Report: Comcast Axes 500, CWA Sues AT&T, Who's Next?
Alison Diana  
1/5/2018   25 comments
Comcast terminated about 500 Southeastern employees in mid-December, and asked them to sign NDAs in order to receive severance packages; powerful union sues AT&T over its late-2017 layoffs. With so much invested in automation, surely more workforce reductions are ahead.
Service Providers: Softwarization Is Job One
Alison Diana  
1/4/2018   1 comment
If providers had a magic wand, they'd use it to instantly turn hardware into lines of code. Since they don't, they're relying on software-defined networking, NFV and other tools to remove hardware cost and complexity from their networks.
Building on Broadband: AT&T Cloud Melds AI, Security, Data
Alison Diana  
1/3/2018   6 comments
Cloud is one major reason enterprises demand gigabit broadband from telco and cableco providers, and with high-speed connectivity more readily available businesses now seek new capabilities from their cloud investments, AT&T Business's David Ohrn tells BBWN.
2018: Broadband Investments Pay Dividends
Alison Diana  
1/2/2018   1 comment
Having dipped their toes into multiple broadband technology pools last year, cablecos and telcos are overwhelmingly expected to dive right in to high-speed connectivity, software-defined access and virtualization to support new services and revenue streams in 2018.
Welcome to Broadband World News!
Alison Diana  
1/2/2018   8 comments
The name has changed but we will continue to focus on the vital, global fixed broadband sector and the many technological, business and service transformations it's undertaking.
DOCSIS 3.1 From Sea to Shining Sea
Broadband World News  
12/28/2017   19 comments
Comcast ends 2017 on high note by starting nationwide rollout of DOCSIS 3.1.
AT&T VP: Fiber Is at 'Core of Our Network'
Alison Diana  
12/27/2017   18 comments
AT&T's priority is to continue growing its 100% fiber network, VP of Product Marketing Cheryl Choy says in an interview.
Google It: FTTH Tops Broadband Tech Searches for 2017
Alison Diana  
12/26/2017   21 comments
UBB2020 made its own list of top Google searches. Here's a look at which broadband tech came out on top.
2017: A Year of Toolkits & Software-Defined Networks
Alison Diana  
12/22/2017   44 comments
In the last 12 months, operators opted to choose from the growing array of access network technologies available to them, while simultaneously investing in more virtualization, SDNs and software-defined access for internal infrastructure.
British Bulldogs Howl at Broadband Blues
Alison Diana  
12/20/2017   66 comments
There could be anarchy in the UK now that the country's Conservative government has reneged on a campaign promise to ensure 'superfast broadband' across the nation by 2020.
2018: Leaders Break Out of High-Speed Broadband Pack
Alison Diana  
12/20/2017   12 comments
Service providers strongly agree on the importance of high-speed broadband and, as some heavily invest, a clear group of leaders will develop.
Frontier Reduces Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
12/19/2017   11 comments
By leveraging the FCC's Connecting America Fund program and its own capital investments, Frontier has expanded broadband and voice coverage to underserved regions.
Hotels Check Out Passive Optical LANs
Alison Diana  
12/19/2017   11 comments
The hospitality industry is battling competitors on the connectivity front, leveraging optical networks, WiFi and smart-home technologies to woo repeat customers. How can operators make themselves at home in this market?
WOW! Names Teresa Elder New CEO
Broadband World News  
12/18/2017   3 comments
Telco and cableco veteran Teresa Elder replaces Steven Cochran as CEO of WOW!
US Needs Accurate Broadband Map
Alison Diana  
12/15/2017   6 comments
Without an influx of fiber deployment, 5G cannot live up to its promises, says Heather Burnett Gold, CEO and president of Fiber Broadband Association.
So Long, Net Neutrality
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   21 comments
Marches, petitions and protests did nothing to dissuade the three Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission who, on Dec. 14, reclassified broadband and overturned the law blocking preferential treatment of content, throttling and blocking.
ITS Telecom Wraps Smart Homes in Mesh
Alison Diana  
12/14/2017   1 comment
Regional Florida provider ITS Telecom is deploying Calix EXOS and mesh network to manage residential customers' WiFi and high-speed fiber broadband, an investment it expects to generate new revenue sources, reduced support costs and even greater customer satisfaction.
Intel Cash Heats Up Full-Duplex Debate
Alison Diana  
12/13/2017   6 comments
With $7 million in Series A financing from investors such as Intel Capital, startup GenXComm adds its name to the list of vendors offering alternatives to DOCSIS 3.1 in the full-duplex links for cable arena.
NTT & Broadband Forum Address PON's 5G Potential
Broadband World News  
12/13/2017   4 comments
NTT and the Broadband Forum have teamed up to standardize the virtualization of operators' PON networks to support time-critical applications including 5G fronthaul.
For AT&T, Managed Network Services Are No Shell Game
Alison Diana  
12/12/2017   10 comments
AT&T's investment in SDN, virtualization and cloud pays off as Shell once again extends its contract in order to gain new flexibility and business benefits.
ONF Tightens CORD 4.1's Ability to Support All Networks on One Platform
Alison Diana  
12/11/2017   14 comments
With the latest version of Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, the Open Networking Foundation looks to bring operators' vision of one network for enterprise, residential and mobile customers closer to reality.
Orange Rapidly Fills Europe Full of Fiber
Alison Diana  
12/8/2017   34 comments
Orange is rapidly sating Europeans' hunger for ultra-broadband infrastructure – and setting the table for higher-margin residential and enterprise services, 5G and more competition.
Which Comes First: 4K UHD or Ultra-Broadband?
Alison Diana  
12/7/2017   30 comments
There are more 4K UHD devices and content for consumers to choose from, yet they are not yet embracing ultra-high-definition visuals. Will 4K UHD encourage more residential customers to buy into UBB or will the arrival of ultra-broadband create demand for 4K content?
Viavi Solutions Goes NITRO Over Automated Network Management
Alison Diana  
12/6/2017   14 comments
Viavi Solutions releases the first of four components in its NITRO platform, designed to bring real-time, software-defined management, analytics and automation across service providers' complete spectrums of networks.
Verizon & Altice Agree: Fiber Is King
Alison Diana  
12/5/2017   22 comments
With the acquisition of Cablevision and Suddenlink by Altice (represented by Dexter Goei (L) and Patrick Drahi), Verizon finds a fellow fiber fan – and competitor in the northeast.
Cable Business Services Future: Price Wars & More Services
Alison Diana  
12/4/2017   31 comments
An analysis of news from Light Reading's recent Future of Cable Business Services event finds a looming price war between cablecos and telcos, expanding investment in SD-WAN and increased investment in more services.
Virtual Plugfests Accelerate Gfast Market
Alison Diana  
12/1/2017   6 comments
The advent of virtual plugfests enables more operators and vendors to participate in the development of Gfast products, standards and interoperability – and that's one reason 2019 is being called the Year of Gfast.
Italy's TIM Tests ADTRAN Mosaic
Alison Diana  
11/30/2017   7 comments
Italian service provider TIM signed a memorandum of understanding with ADTRAN and will analyze the vendor's Mosaic Cloud Platform as part of its access network transformation.
Imbalanced Pole Access Prices Penalize ILECS – Study
Alison Diana  
11/29/2017   14 comments
Despite a 2011 FCC rule, ILECs pay an average 870% more for pole access than cable providers, according to a USTelecom survey – and that makes deploying networks an expensive, time-consuming job for incumbent local exchange carriers.
DT Brings FTTH to Small-Town Germany
Alison Diana  
11/28/2017   9 comments
If 750 customers sign on during a pilot program, microtrenching will allow Germany's leading service provider to deliver fiber-to-the-home services to smaller cities like Bad Staffelstein.
Colt Blazes Into North American Enterprises
Alison Diana  
11/27/2017   13 comments
Having won over many enterprise customers in Europe and Asia and establishing a toehold in the US, Colt Technology Services now aims its high-speed fiber, Colt IQ Network and data center offerings at North American enterprises.
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Multi-media, multi-service access architectures have been maturing, but the time is now, says AT&T, to get this ready for prime time.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposes an additional $500 million in funding for co-ops and small providers to deliver broadband to rural areas, an amount that more than compensates for last year's cuts to federal programs.
Many signs determine why fiber deployment in the US will continue surging over the next five years, a new Heavy Reading report finds.
Open source project claims it's nearly the de facto standard for telcos deploying edge computing, a $300 billion market opportunity.
Funded largely by Talia, start-up Quika expects to debut its consumer satellite service to under- and unserved areas including Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting the complementary service via ads and its business services, CEO Alan Afrasiab tells BBWN.
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