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How broadband networks could make room for 8K video
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/19/2020   Post a comment
Video engineers are already noodling on tools and encoding techniques that can lessen the strain on networks when pixel-packed 8K video comes on the scene in a much bigger way.
Podcast: US ramps up efforts to keep tech out of Huawei's hands
Broadband World News Video  
5/19/2020   Post a comment
The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move and wonder at what point does the Chinese government retaliate against other, unrelated companies and industries as a way of challenging the Trump administration.
Sunrise and Salt partner to expand fiber to 1.5M Swiss homes
Broadband World News  
5/19/2020   Post a comment
The Swiss operators will build a $3.1B fiber-to-the-home network covering up to 1.5M households over the next five to seven years.
BBWN Bites: AT&T suggests stronger appetite for fiber
Broadband World News  
5/15/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: New subsea cable network will span Africa, the Middle East and Europe; Adtran, Openreach partner to expand full fiber across UK; Ofcom shares its glimpse into pandemic-level broadband activity; and US ISPs turn to Congress to pay the broadband bills.
C Spire's rural broadband initiative casts its eyes on the skies
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/14/2020   Post a comment
Telesat has joined C Spire's initiative as it prepares to launch a network of hundreds of low Earth orbit satellites designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband service.
LR plans new digital Cable Next-Gen Europe event
Broadband World News  
5/13/2020   Post a comment
Rather than produce a live conference in London next month, Light Reading will now stage a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cable One gets a fix on wireless
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/12/2020   Post a comment
Cable operator says it has invested in two wireless ISPs to help it beam broadband service beyond the reach of its wired networks.
BBWN Bites: UK could go Cuckoo for faster Internet
Broadband World News  
5/8/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: OpenVault reports COVID-19 Internet usage numbers; US House Democrats propose $86 billion broadband bill; ExteNet, Nokia help Cal.net reach rural Californians; and Google bails on Toronto smart city project.
Liberty Global sees upstream traffic surge over 50%
Alan Breznick  
5/7/2020   Post a comment
Europe's largest cable operator reports that both upstream and downstream traffic have jumped since the COVID-19 pandemic hit its markets, with the upstream traffic surging 50% and the downstream up over 20%.
The 'Agile Titan' – an Advanced Supplier Model to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Networks
Partner Perspectives  
5/7/2020   Post a comment
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers.
WCTEL ramps up remote assistance to keep homes fiber-fed
Broadband World News  
5/7/2020   Post a comment
As COVID-19 creates a rising demand for reliable broadband, rural service providers like WCTEL are increasingly reliant on remote network access and insights.
Liberty Latin America sees steady broadband gains
Alan Breznick  
5/6/2020   Post a comment
While it hasn't enjoyed the same surge in broadband subs as its North American cable counterparts, the big Latin American MSO still saw healthy sub increase in first quarter.
Comcast, Charter and Altice USA enjoy virus-fueled broadband bonanza
Alan Breznick  
5/5/2020   Post a comment
With tens of millions of people now sheltering at home throughout the nation, the three biggest publicly traded US MSOs all reported substantially higher broadband subscriber gains in the first quarter.
Broadband usage surged 47% in Q1 to 402.5 GB per user – OpenVault
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/4/2020   Post a comment
Data collected from ISPs during the pandemic also shows an exponential rise in power users that consume at least 1 terabyte per month.
BBWN Bites: Broadband outages reach record highs
Broadband World News  
5/1/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Nextgenaccess and Bluebird complete fiber builds; Comcast forecasts a Q2 COVID-19 hit; state lawmakers plea for broadband bucks in US; and New Zealand commits millions to rural broadband.
Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger on coping with COVID-19
Broadband World News Video  
4/30/2020   Post a comment
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting quickly during the pandemic.
COVID-19 data surge is wake-up call for cable's weak upstream
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/29/2020   Post a comment
Cable's lithe upstream pipe survived recent data spikes, but the increased demand is accelerating discussions about 'mid-splits' and other moves that would expand and augment the HFC upstream, CommScope exec says.
COVID-19 stalls fiber rollout in Belgium and France
Broadband World News  
4/29/2020   Post a comment
Eurofiber, a Netherlands-based fiber infrastructure and connectivity provider in several European countries, said the COVID-19 pandemic is stalling its network construction in Belgium and France.
FCC commissioner 'baffled' by report claiming US broadband progress
Broadband World News  
4/27/2020   Post a comment
The FCC's 2020 Broadband Deployment report is based on flawed data and is out of step with reality, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel claims.
Britain needs to step up its gigabit game – report
Broadband World News  
4/27/2020   Post a comment
In a report commissioned by Huawei, research firm Assembly warns the UK economy could miss out big time if it fails to meet 'Gigabit Britain' target by 2025.
BBWN Bites: 50% of European households get healthy dose of fiber
Broadband World News  
4/24/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: SpaceX launches broadband satellites; US localities get creative with finding ways to get people connected; and AT&T revises false broadband-coverage data.
Comcast sees spike in 'xFi' usage
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/23/2020   Post a comment
During the pandemic, cable op said it's seen a 57% increase in people tapping into a digital dashboard that helps broadband customers manage – and even pause – their home Wi-Fi network.
Rogers sees over 50% jump in network traffic from COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
4/22/2020   Post a comment
Rogers also nets more broadband and Ignite TV sub gains and holds steady on cable revenues in Q1 as most Canadians shelter-at-home.
To have a smart city, you may need a Digital Town Square
Broadband World News  
4/21/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite, a nonprofit backed by funding from the NSF, is helping cities overcome regional bottlenecks by deploying local infrastructure hubs called Digital Town Squares.
BBWN Bites: We all live in an Orange submarine
Broadband World News  
4/17/2020   1 comment
Also in this roundup: Telefónica reports massive traffic spikes; Cloudflare breaks down UK Internet usage in the time of COVID-19; and a few more rural Americans get a broadband break.
Comcast: Network peak usage has plateaued in most markets
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/16/2020   Post a comment
New data fits in with what other US cable operators are seeing following initial spikes caused by increased residential broadband usage as millions hunkered down at home.
Telefónica reports unprecedented Internet traffic spikes as people stay home
Broadband World News  
4/16/2020   Post a comment
With more people working from home than ever due to COVID-19, Telefónica witnessed an unprecedented 35% spike in Internet traffic in just one month.
Frontier hopes to slash $10B in debt as it flips to Chapter 11
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/15/2020   1 comment
Struggling company says it has $1.1 billion in liquidity heading into pre-arranged restructuring.
Technicolor leans on lessons to strengthen supply chains during pandemic
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/14/2020   Post a comment
Use of C.A.R.T. principles, lessons from recent component shortages and trade wars have helped the key CPE vendor prepare for the supply chain challenges wrought by the COVID-19 crisis.
Peak upstream and downstream demand climbs at Charter
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/13/2020   Post a comment
Daytime Internet traffic in some homes has doubled or tripled from pre-pandemic levels, according to CTO Stephanie Mitchko-Beale.
Podcast: Plume looks at how we work from home
Broadband World News  
4/13/2020   Post a comment
Plume CMO Todd Grantham talks about what his company is learning by looking at data from more than 700 million computers, smartphones and entertainment devices on Plume's service provider customer networks.
BBWN Bites: ThousandEyes look down upon ISP performance in UK
Broadband World News  
4/9/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: US broadband speeds seem to be holding up (sort of); Project Thor finally arrives in Colorado; and on-net access to fiber-based network services reaches 1 million commercial buildings.
Midsized cablecos cope with COVID-19 data demands and customer needs
Alan Breznick  
4/8/2020   1 comment
Atlantic Broadband reports 25% surge in data traffic while RCN/Grande/Wave offers free connectivity, deferred payments and other aid to customers.
US broadband usage starting to plateau – OpenVault
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/7/2020   Post a comment
Upstream usage is up just 2.3% and downstream usage is down almost 6% in monitored markets that are under stay-at-home orders, according to ISP data gathered from the week of March 30-April 3.
Australia's NBN copes with usage spikes as people stay home
Broadband World News  
4/7/2020   Post a comment
As COVID-19 keeps more people in their homes, Australia's NBN says it is coping with rising demand for broadband services – though outages currently remain low.
RtBrick unveils broadband network gateway software
Broadband World News  
4/6/2020   Post a comment
Virtualized function specialist offers up broadband network gateway software as the first use case for its routing code.
Frontier's fiber follies fed its financial fate
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/3/2020   Post a comment
As Frontier creeps toward a reorg and possible bankruptcy filing, the telecom says a 'significant under-investment' in fiber has put it behind the 8-ball.
Tracking the network data trends during the COVID-19 crisis
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/2/2020   Post a comment
NCTA, Comcast, Nokia and BroadbandNow relay updates on how broadband networks are coping with data surges as millions of consumers work, study and entertain themselves at home.
PON gear market to be worth $8.4B in 2025 – report
Broadband World News  
4/2/2020   Post a comment
The market for passive optical network equipment will grow with a CAGR of 4.3% to be worth $8.4 billion by 2025, according to a forecast from research house Omdia.
OneWeb turns to Chapter 11, seeks sale
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/30/2020   Post a comment
Satellite broadband startup says talks to fully fund the company through deployment and commercial launch fell through, citing the financial impact caused by the spread of COVID-19.
CableLabs takes another step towards 10G with DOCSIS 4.0 specs
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/26/2020   Post a comment
The new specs will support both Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS (ESD).
COVID-19 means game on – ABI Research
Broadband World News  
3/26/2020   Post a comment
Research outfit predicts sharp increase in cloud gaming revenue.
Coronavirus and connectivity
Fiber Broadband Association  
3/25/2020   Post a comment
Lisa R. Youngers, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, says the benefits of fiber access infrastructure become even more pronounced during times of crisis.
Trump signs Broadband DATA Act
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/24/2020   Post a comment
Initiative aims to improve FCC's outdated broadband maps, but Commission Chairman Ajit Pai warns it will be delayed unless Congress moves quickly to fully fund it.
BBWN Bites: OneWeb adds birds, feels heat
Ray Le Maistre  
3/24/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Streamers ease off; Danes boost broadband availability; Veego teams up with Amdocs; Ukrtelecom takes GPON rural with Iskratel; and more.
Say hello to Ziply Fiber
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/20/2020   Post a comment
That'll be the new brand for the northwest operations of Frontier Communications soon to be acquired by WaveDivision Capital.
New Nokia beacon lights up home with Wi-Fi 6
Broadband World News  
3/20/2020   Post a comment
Finnish vendor flexes mesh muscles in the home with next-gen Wi-Fi.
Report: COVID-19 could wipe $20B off smart home device sales this year
Broadband World News  
3/19/2020   Post a comment
Research firm Omdia downgrades its 2020 revenue forecast for the smart home device market by a massive $20 billion.
BBWN Bites: EU calls for HD restraint
Ray Le Maistre  
3/19/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: RDK's popular; WBA assumes control of Cisco's OpenRoaming; Virgin Media offers gigabit to 1 million homes; and more.
BBWN Bites: Macquarie wins Cincinnati Bell bidding war
Ray Le Maistre  
3/17/2020   Post a comment
Also in this broadband sector roundup: European operators ask for the improbable; Calix boasts new deals; US firms react to COVID-19; UK new builds to get Gigabit minimum.
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