News & Views
Content posted in January 2018
Eir Drops Out of Ireland's Rural Broadband Plan
Alison Diana 1/31/2018 9 comments
Rural Ireland could remain unconnected as the National Broadband Plan, the country's ill-fortuned deployment of high-speed broadband to rural homes and businesses, has only one contender now that Eir is withdrawing from it.
East Asia Dominates FTTH Deployments
Alison Diana 1/31/2018 16 comments
No Great Wall can prevent China from implementing its fiber-to-the-home strategy, a policy that boosted East Asia to the top of the charts in third-quarter 2017 fixed broadband subscriber growth, according to a new report from Point Topic.
Corning Whips Up More Fiber
Broadband World News 1/26/2018 21 comments
Giant cabling manufacturer opens up new manufacturing facility in North Carolina, part of its process to hit $5 billion in fiber optic sales by 2020.
WOW Races to Wrap Up Gig Rollouts
Alan Breznick 1/25/2018 6 comments
Large US MSO rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 service to numerous more markets, including Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit, as it shoots for nearly 95% coverage of its footprint by the spring.
Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Shorts Broadband
Alison Diana 1/24/2018 14 comments
A leaked six-page document purportedly outlining President Trump's infrastructure plan is short on specifics – and broadband initiatives – although two projects allow state governors to spend unspecified funds on connecting residents.
How Service Providers Can Improve Smart-Home Customer Experience – Webinar
Alison Diana 1/24/2018 15 comments
Residential subscribers rely on service providers for home WiFi and connected IoT devices. New competitors are entering this lucrative market, and operators should leverage technology to enhance customer experience, accelerate new service deployment and cement their strong relationships, says Calix's Greg Owens in a webinar on January 30.
Verizon Fios Slows Growth Pace
Alan Breznick 1/23/2018 31 comments
Big US telco adds 47,000 Fios Internet subscribers in the fourth quarter, down from its third quarter and year-ago gains and not enough to wipe out its DSL sub losses.
How Ammon Reshaped Its Broadband Market
Alison Diana 1/22/2018 4 comments
When Ammon became dissatisfied with its high-speed broadband costs, the Idaho city built its own infrastructure using fiber and SDN to serve government institutions and a growing number of residences, then lease access to operators.
Cable One Goes Gaga Over Gig
Alan Breznick 1/19/2018 11 comments
Seventh-largest US MSO says it now offers its GigaOne service to more than 95% of the 1.6 million homes in its legacy footprint and will reach 100% coverage by year-end using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
Gfast Comes of Age: Heavy Reading Report
Broadband World News 1/18/2018 10 comments
In a new study, ‘Gfast Rollout Starts With Amendment 3 Chipsets,’ Heavy Reading analyst-at-large Simon Stanley addresses the technological advances and business drivers propelling demand for the coax- and copper-line gigabit solution.
Despite Tough Q4, ADTRAN Grows in 2017
Alison Diana 1/18/2018 3 comments
Next 12 months promise growth as service providers of all sizes upgrade existing infrastructure and ADTRAN releases new solutions such as super vectoring products, CEO Tom Stanton says.
Could $500M Close Rural Broadband Divide?
Alison Diana 1/17/2018 6 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.
Amazon Boasts NFL Streaming Gains
Alan Breznick 1/16/2018 5 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.
Republican SubCommTech Members Tackle Broadband
Alison Diana 1/11/2018 10 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.
Cox Revs Up Gigabit Rollout
Alan Breznick 1/10/2018 9 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 7 comments
After a year of disappointing results, Telefónica-owned provider O2 UK closes the door to its smart-home services, but will keep other IoT projects alive.
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.
Cable ops continued to gain ground against broadband rivals in Q1 2020 amid the early stages of the pandemic and a recent surge in new household formation.
The pandemic has caused the operator to redeploy some of its network engineering resources, but Comcast says it remains bullish on its FDX initiative.
FCC's Brendan Carr is proposing to remove regulatory overhangs that will help establish ATSC 3.0 as a 'Broadcast Internet' platform that can beam out 25 Mbit/s data streams.
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.
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.
More Industry Announcements
- ADTRAN teams with NRTC to deliver multi-gigabit service in Texas
Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Calix launches new partner program
Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Cignal TV taps Hughes for satellite-enabled broadband
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- Twilio to power NYC's cloud-based contact tracing program
Friday, May 22, 2020
- SiFi Networks secures $50M for smart city deployments
Thursday, May 21, 2020
- Openreach taps Nokia to help fulfill fiber target of 20M UK homes
Thursday, May 21, 2020
- New Calix service gives providers critical info on network bandwidth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
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 ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
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 ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
- Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
- Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
- How providers can get started
- Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results
As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
Do a Google search of 'artificial intelligence broadband' and you'll get more than 9 million results in less than a second: The sheer volume of content out there shouldn't surprise anyone ...
Comcast, like any other major communications service provider, is undergoing significant changes in the way it grows its business, how it runs its business and the technologies it uses to ...