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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Initiative aims to improve FCC's outdated broadband maps, but Commission Chairman Ajit Pai warns it will be delayed unless Congress moves quickly to fully fund it.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.
Upstream silver lining for cable kit vendors
Broadband World News  
3/17/2020   Post a comment
Dell'Oro reckons growing market demand for faster uplinks gives cable equipment vendors some room for optimism after a difficult 2019.
COVID-19: More ISPs relax data caps to help customers
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/17/2020   Post a comment
But consumer groups urge all broadband service providers to put their usage-based data policies on ice.
Frontier on the ropes
Broadband World News  
3/16/2020   Post a comment
As markets crash, Frontier's fortunes are falling even faster.
Broadcom pulls guidance, spooks investors
Broadband World News  
3/13/2020   Post a comment
Giant chipmaker scraps fiscal-year guidance over COVID-19 uncertainty.
BBWN Bites: ONF's Berlin lab to focus on SEBA, VOLTHA
Ray Le Maistre  
3/12/2020   Post a comment
Also in this broadband sector roundup: Why the UK needs more than just fiber investment promises; CityFibre tackles 'white finger'; FTTH dominates Portugal's fixed broadband lines.
5G rollouts give Dasan Zhone hope for 2020 growth
Ray Le Maistre  
3/12/2020   Post a comment
Vendor is well placed to benefit from 5G network investments in South Korea and Japan, where Rakuten Mobile is a customer.
US Senate stamps Broadband DATA Act
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/11/2020   Post a comment
Organizations applaud passing of act aimed at fixing outdated broadband maps illustrating who has – and who lacks – access to high-speed Internet service.
Express delivery for the UK
Mark Weller  
3/11/2020   Post a comment
Rail and motorway networks are prime candidates for speeding full fiber Britain.
BBWN Bites: Cable increases its dominance of US broadband market
Ray Le Maistre  
3/9/2020   Post a comment
Also in this broadband sector news roundup: Italians at loggerheads; CityFibre shifts up a gear; UK's FTTH market linked to more funding; Canada's Xplornet snapped up for $2 billion.
Full fiber is France's fave broadband choice
Broadband World News  
3/6/2020   Post a comment
Superfast broadband expansion in France is powered by FTTH/B.
PON OLT momentum a bright spot in dim broadband access market
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/5/2020   Post a comment
PON OLT revenues surged 16% in 2019 while the cable access network market dropped 30%, according to Dell'Oro.
AT&T goes live with XGS-PON in 40 markets
Ray Le Maistre  
3/5/2020   Post a comment
Operator says speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s are now on offer.
OECD – OMG... Same old full-fiber trends
Broadband World News  
3/5/2020   Post a comment
Latest OECD report on full-fiber penetration rates sees little change in country rankings.
Broadcom, Intel put Wi-Fi 6 through its paces at 6GHz
Broadband World News  
3/4/2020   Post a comment
US chipmakers get the Wi-Fi 6E show on the road and pave the way for a bandwidth splurge in the home network.
BBWN Bites: Italy's TIM turns to KKR for broadband inspiration
Ray Le Maistre  
3/3/2020   Post a comment
Also in this smorgasbord of broadband and optical network news: Virgin Media boasts of 'insourcing'; Megacable invests in GPON; KPN goes big on Gigabit; Huawei and Ciena boast 800G action with operators; the Broadband Forum gives out gongs; and more.
Nokia beefs up its fixed access portfolio
Ray Le Maistre  
3/3/2020   Post a comment
Vendor unveils versatile access node, WiFi 6 gateway and fixed wireless access gateways that support 5G.
US cable must be wary of emerging broadband threats
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/3/2020   Post a comment
Fixed wireless broadband is 'most important threat' facing cable broadband while new satellite-based options should be met with a cautious eye, analyst says.
The long goodbye: Nokia in limbo as Suri steps down as CEO
Ray Le Maistre  
3/2/2020   Post a comment
Nokia has named Pekka Lundmark as its new president and CEO but he doesn't start until September.
Charter to splash out $10M for new small business-focused fund
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/27/2020   Post a comment
New Spectrum Community Investment Local Fund focuses on small businesses in underserved parts of Charter's footprint.
Cutting the red tape for fiber broadband deployment
Fiber Broadband Association  
2/27/2020   Post a comment
Lisa R. Youngers, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, says US fiber rollout can be accelerated further by lowering private and public barriers to deployment.
ETSI launches fixed network group – but why?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/26/2020   1 comment
Specifications body forms a new group dedicated to fiber network architectures and broadband evolution, but what new ground is it covering?
BBWN Bites: Genesis heralds a new chapter for Gfast
Ray Le Maistre  
2/25/2020   Post a comment
Also in this news roundup: KPN sounds death knell for copper; WOW gets friendly with OTTs; Humax targets the cable CPE sector; and more from around the globe.
Why CSPs need to deal with video's blurring lines
Broadband World News Video  
2/21/2020   Post a comment
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul Erickson.
Charter dinged $18.8M to settle California broadband speed suit
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/21/2020   Post a comment
Allegations center on Time Warner Cable's use of deceptive and misleading practices to get thousands of customers to buy high-speed tiers the operator couldn't deliver.
Fiber push continues for Telefónica as capex hits nearly €9B
Iain Morris  
2/20/2020   Post a comment
Spanish telecom giant says networks based on fiber now pass nearly 130 million premises across its various markets.
Nokia firms up its fixed portfolio with optical M&A
Broadband World News  
2/20/2020   Post a comment
Acquisition adds additional silicon photonics capabilities to its optical unit, which had a stellar 2019.
Common Networks brings 802.11ay to rooftops
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/18/2020   Post a comment
Wireless ISP says its rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to offer Gigabit broadband services in the California Bay Area later this year.
Altice USA goes for gig
Alan Breznick  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
The fourth-largest US cable operator reports accelerated deployment of FTTH lines and launch of DOCSIS 3.1 service over HFC network in Q4.
Deutsche Glasfaser to invest €7B in German fiber after reported €2.8B sale
Broadband World News  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
The German infrastructure company has changed hands in a deal said to be worth €2.8 billion and has promised to speed up fiber deployment.
Orange claims Euro fiber crown
Ray Le Maistre  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
Giant operator claims to be Europe's 'undisputed leader in fiber' broadband access.
Owning the Home Network
Broadband World News Video  
2/11/2020   Post a comment
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service providers.
Viasat touts ARPU growth over broadband subscriber gains
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/7/2020   Post a comment
Viasat notched record ARPU for its US consumer satellite broadband service in fiscal Q3 as subscribers opted for speedier, more expensive tiers.
ADTRAN hints at green shoots
Broadband World News  
2/6/2020   1 comment
Access gear vendor's share price jumps 6% as it reports fourth-quarter financials and hints at a better 2020.
Facebook flicks the switch on new fiber rollout model
Ray Le Maistre  
2/6/2020   4 comments
Facebook says it has developed a 'technology solution' that enables fiber to be deployed along electrical grid infrastructure in a very cost-effective way and has licensed that solution for free to startup NetEquity Networks.
SoftBank's connectivity drone project touts breakthrough
Broadband World News  
2/6/2020   Post a comment
The SoftBank joint venture HAPSMobile, which is working with Alphabet's Loon, said it has developed a cell tower that can run on its giant, solar-powered drone.
MWC2020: WiFi 6.0 and the broadband CPE market
Broadband World News Video  
2/5/2020   Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 becomes a technology that can help counter smart home bottlenecks.
BBWN Bites: All they wanna do is TalkTalk fiber
Broadband World News  
1/31/2020   Post a comment
USDA opens its checkbook, Telefónica promotes digital solutions (especially connected homes), Fox notches home-field advantage in pre-Super Bowl tiff with Roku and more.
USDA invests $146M in rural broadband infrastructure this week alone
Alison Diana  
1/31/2020   1 comment
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
There's no wireless without wires, no 5G without fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Operators such as Verizon have committed to investing in thousands of miles of fiber to support their 5G infrastructures, a vital component of this next-gen cellular technology that's expected to transform the world.
BBWN Bites: Dems promote $86B broadband 'framework,' Virgin Media cabinets charge Up EVs
Broadband World News  
1/30/2020   Post a comment
Also today, BT's not-so-bonny revenue, Openreach expands FTTP footprint, US broadband households like being serviced, Free brings broadband to the French mountains and more.
Calix CEO: 2020 Is a 'Year of Revenue & Profit Growth'
Alison Diana  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
BT Takes Back Ex-Subs' Routers, Set-Top Boxes
Alison Diana  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX and Amazon jostle in broadband's space race
Broadband World News  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access broadband news, AWS and Iridium team on satellite-based CloudConnect to Amazon Web Services to 80% of the unconnected world; House Dems to unveil five-year, $760 billion, unfunded infrastructure program that includes broadband plan; Calix posts Q4 revenue rise; and more.
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