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Charter's Stock Pops As 2019 Cable Capex is Poised to Plummet
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/31/2019   13 comments
In wake of its DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade completion and lower spending on set-tops and other CPE, Charter expects cable capex to fall to $7 billion in 2019, almost $2 billion less than what it spent in 2018.
Tonga Cable Outage Cuts Deep for Polynesian Kingdom
Alison Diana  
1/30/2019   23 comments
Ten days after an Internet outage hit Tonga, the island nation continues to rely on a satellite provider as Tonga Cable determines how to repair two cuts to its fiber-optic submarine cable.
Fiber Fuels AT&T's Broadband Results in Q4
Broadband World News  
1/30/2019   16 comments
AT&T lost 32,000 total broadband subs amid the ongoing decline of DSL, but is seeing strong numbers in its expanding fiber footprint.
Arvig Takes On Many Roles in Competitive Broadband Arena
Alison Diana  
1/29/2019   10 comments
Ben Wiechman, who heads network strategy at tier-three operator Arvig, delivers fiber-based gigabit services to enterprise customers, and uses a mix of fixed technologies to provide rural subscribers with high-speed connectivity.
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.
Sky to Twinkle With Small Satellites-Powering Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/25/2019   33 comments
Up in the moonlit sky, entrepreneurs hope we soon will gaze upon thousands of inexpensive networked small satellites, meeting the needs of IoT, data collection, rural broadband and the armed forces.
Open Fiber Inks Nokia Deal to Close Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
1/24/2019   7 comments
Under agreement signed today, Nokia will provide fiber-based GPON products and services to Italian wholesaler for deployment of Gigabit Society broadband access network in rural regions.
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.
PTCL Exec: AI & Analytics Bind Customers, CSPs Together
Broadband World News  
1/23/2019   4 comments
As head of PTCL's Customer Value Management department, Attique Tahir knows how to use the telco's investments in AI, big data, analytics and more to accelerate and enhance customer care – while cutting costs and churn.
Broadband Roads Lead to 5G Convergence
Alison Diana  
1/22/2019   8 comments
Wireless Broadband Alliance and Next Generation Mobile Alliance teamed up to ensure WiFi 6 and 5G converge in 3GPP specs.
Net Neutrality Case Goes On, Despite Shutdown
Broadband World News  
1/18/2019   17 comments
With net neutrality oral arguments soon set to start, FCC tries and fails to find a reason for postponement.
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.
BearingPoint Exec: 'CSPs, Don't Miss Out on Digital Transformation'
Alison Diana  
1/14/2019   6 comments
Angus Ward, CEO of Digital Platform Solutions at tech and management consulting firm BearingPoint, shares his thoughts on the opportunities, hurdles and strategies CSPs face in the year ahead.
Spain's Euskaltel Unveils Expansion Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
1/11/2019   2 comments
Regional operator is breaking into five new markets and ultimately targets 10 million homes passed across Spain.
Prysmian Group Ties Ribbon Around US-Made 6912 Fiber MassLink Cable
Alison Diana  
1/10/2019   13 comments
Fiber optic cable vendor Prysmian Group is now shipping its FlexRibbon Technology-based, US-sourced and made 6912 fiber MassLink Cable to service providers seeking densification for 5G or solutions for filled ducts.
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.
Smart City Service Providers Go Horizontal
Broadband World News  
1/8/2019   8 comments
Service providers will play multiple roles, with many different revenue and monetization opportunities, says Ericsson's Warren Chaisatien, director of IoT Marketing.
Fixed Broadband Is Common Thread Between 4K, 8K TVs
Alison Diana  
1/7/2019   21 comments
This year will see the arrival of 8K television sets in the US. Whether your TV is 4K or 8K, both demand fiber fixed-broadband networks to get maximum performance.
The Oracles From Oracle Communications: 2019 Predictions
Alison Diana  
1/4/2019   25 comments
In a brief Q&A, Mayank Choudhary, director of Global Product Marketing for Oracle Communications looks into 2019's anticipated trends.
Ovum: 4 Broadband Trends for 2019
Alison Diana  
1/3/2019   29 comments
Julie Kunstler, principal analyst at Ovum, shares some of the major broadband trends she expects in the new year.
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.




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Thursday, October 17, 2019
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The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.

In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.

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  • GPON vs EPON Technologies Overview
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Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
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