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Content posted in January 2019
CES 2019: Three Big Trends, One Silent Star
Fiber Broadband Association 1/28/2019 94 comments
In this month's blog, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers shares the one common thread holding together all CES and 5G technologies – from smart toilets and baby monitors to next-gen communications solutions and AI.
ADTRAN's 2018 Earnings Set Up Strong Year
Alison Diana 1/24/2019 2 comments
After posting year-end and fourth-quarter earnings, ADTRAN kicks off 2019 with strong demand across its product line, including Gfast, EPON, DOCSIS and fiber technologies, and continued work in NG-PON2 with Verizon.
Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana 1/17/2019 16 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
Why Did FCC Kill NTIA's Broadband Map?
Alison’s Wonderland 1/16/2019 5 comments
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana 1/15/2019 50 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
Net Neutrality: It's Not Dead Yet
Alison’s Wonderland 1/9/2019 23 comments
The case of Mozilla v. FCC is slated to begin in the D.C. Circuit Court on Feb. 1, marking what's expected to be the beginning of a protracted legal battle that may continue well into the 2020 presidential race.
BBWN Bites: Smart Homes Pass the Halfway Mark
Broadband World News 1/8/2019 Post a comment
Also today: Don't neglect the cool factor in connected homes, platforms are the foundation for smart homes, Watch acquires Indiana broadband provider, German operator quickly building a fiber-based business, WISPA likes Claude and more.
BBWN's 20 Most Popular Stories in 2018
Broadband World News 1/2/2019 8 comments
Let's take one last look back at the stories from 2018, when we featured coverage of the world's most influential broadband carriers and 5G movers and shakers, including Verizon, Altice, AT&T, Sprint and more.
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
Prysmian is working for a government-owned Mexican company to connect remote regions of the country with high-speed broadband.
The lack of an accurate broadband map means states and counties are tackling this issue themselves – and sometimes finding big disparities in the data – before spending their residents' money on deploying infrastructure.
Next year many operators must decide whether to invest more in HFC or go all-in to fiber, pick their PON and choose their managed-WiFi path, writes analyst Dan Grossman, who also recommends providers bundle managed WiFi and analytics to best serve residential subscribers -- and operators' own businesses.
Public-private partnerships, investor interest, self-help in rural areas and incumbents' return set the scene for a busy year of broadband deployment in the US countryside in 2020, writes Analyst Dan Grossman.
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 ...
At the recent Broadband World Forum, Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, discusses the broadband speed ...
At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Michael Philpott, senior practice leader of Ovum's Consumer Services team, outlines the key ...
At the recent Broadband World Forum 2019 event, Lincoln Lavoie from the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) gives an update ...
At the Broadband World Forum 2019 in Amsterdam, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the industry's hot developments, ...
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
- Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
- Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
- Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
- Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
- Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
More Industry Announcements
- Fastly Unveils 'Origin Connect' to Give Media More Streaming Reliability & Affordability
Friday, January 17, 2020
- OneWeb Signs Distribution Partnership With Alaska's PDI
Thursday, January 16, 2020
- South Central Utah Communications Adopts Calix Revenue EDGE for Managed WiFi
Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Connected Nation Carries On Education Super Highway E-Rate Mission
Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Ingram Micro to Distribute Viavi Test Solutions for Fiber, Cable
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- EarthLink Consumer Unveils Comprehensive Online Protection Programs
Monday, January 13, 2020
- Zayo Increases Denver Public Schools' Bandwidth by 500%
Monday, January 13, 2020
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 ...
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.