Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |   Register for newsletter
News & Views
Content posted in October 2017
ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance Adds 4 Members
Alison Diana  
10/31/2017   7 comments
Growing membership of ADTRAN's alliance helps vendor's initiative to increase adoption of open standards-based, software-defined networks and network functions virtualization solutions.
Calix's EXOS OS Integrates Smart Homes
Alison Diana  
10/30/2017   19 comments
The upcoming release of the EXOS operating system on next-generation GigaFamily gateways reduces the complexity of what Calix President and CEO Carl Russo calls the "Wild, Wild West" of IoT.
ZTE on Future Networks
Sponsored Video  
10/30/2017   6 comments
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
ZTE SVP: Invest in Fiber, 5G for Europe's Gigabit Society
Broadband World News  
10/30/2017   44 comments
During BBWF in Berlin, ZTE SVP Xiao Ming discussed the vendor's strategy for its gigabit rollout in Europe.
Quest for Converged Networks Fuels NG-PON2 Inquiries
Alison Diana  
10/27/2017   13 comments
Operators have questions about next-generation fiber technologies and Broadband Forum's BASE has answers, for those planning to be in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Broadband's Hot Topics
Broadband World News Video  
10/27/2017   17 comments
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, as Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre divulges from the Broadband World Forum 2017 show floor.
Openreach Needs Fiber Partners for UK Rollout, Says Chairman
Iain Morris  
10/26/2017   13 comments
Openreach chairman says the industry needs a new and more collaborative approach if it is to move ahead with plans for a full fiber network.
Pattern Emerges for ADTRAN's Mosaic
Ray Le Maistre  
10/26/2017   5 comments
Vendor boasts of positive feedback from operators as it builds out and shows off its software-defined access proposition around multiple access technology architectures.
Chewing the Broadband Fat at BBWF 2017
Broadband World News Video  
10/26/2017   2 comments
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast and automation -- and manage not to get too distracted by a giant blue fluffy head.
AT&T Whips the Gfast Horse, Demanding Faster
Ray Le Maistre  
10/25/2017   1 comment
Early deployments of Gfast in multi-dwelling units have whet AT&T's appetite for even faster broadband services over existing coax cables and soon, executive tells UBB2020.
DT: Innovation Means Throwing Away Your Legacy
Broadband World News  
10/25/2017   7 comments
It's costly to toss out some of your legacy. It can be more costly not to, Deutsche Telekom's Franz Seiser cautions Broadband World Forum attendees.
Australia's NBN Plots Gfast Launch in 2018, Blames RSPs for Network Issues
Iain Morris  
10/25/2017   6 comments
Australian state-owned wholesale operator is likely to launch Gfast-based services in the second half of 2018.
Sri Lanka Telecom: Government Must Support Operators
Broadband World News  
10/25/2017   16 comments
Tilak De Silva, chief business innovation officer at Sri Lanka Telecom, discusses the economic, infrastructure and social factors his country faces in connecting broadband to rural areas.
Operators Share 2020 Goals
Broadband World News  
10/25/2017   16 comments
An international panel of operator executives discusses their 2020 goals, and some of the varied opportunities and challenges they face.
Nokia’s Guillén: 'SPs, Take a Holistic View'
Broadband World News  
10/25/2017   2 comments
One technology does not fit all networks, said Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, during his Broadband World Forum keynote.
Taking Steps Toward EU's Gigabit Society
Broadband World News  
10/25/2017   1 comment
European government agencies shared some of the steps they are taking to help operators and communities end the digital divide and achieve ubiquitous ultra-broadband coverage.
BT Exec: 5G at Heart of Operator's Strategy
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
During a BBWF keynote, Howard Watson, CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations division, discussed the operator's investment and growth plans, including the extensive role 5G plays.
Tunisie Telecom Brings Next-Gen Broadband to Fiber-Unfriendly Regions
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
By using sealed outside plant (OSP) DSLAM solutions, Tunisie Telecom can more rapidly and cost-effectively deploy broadband services in unserved and underserved regions of Northern Africa.
Residential Hotspots Key to Providing Internet to Macro-Urban Environments
Broadband World News  
10/24/2017   14 comments
Residential hotspots have proved efficient in providing Internet access for the public in macro-urban environments
ADTRAN, CCS Help Operators Prep for 5G Densification
Alison Diana  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
ADTRAN welcomed Cambridge Communications Systems to its Mosaic Open Network Alliance and will now deliver CCS' self-organization mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to both wired and wireless operators.
Why the Time Is Right for Fixed Wireless Access
Keith Russell  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
FWA is about adding tools to every operator's toolkit to ensure there's ultra-broadband for every home, writes Nokia's director of marketing.
How to Take an Entrepreneurial Approach in an Age of Disruption
Broadband World News  
10/24/2017   2 comments
Businesses need to think in an entrepreneurial way, David McCourt, CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital told the audience at LeadersIn Broadband.
5G is the 'Next Big Transformation in the Network'
Broadband World News  
10/24/2017   1 comment
5G is the “next big transformation in the network – the next big revolution if it is done the right way,” according to Thomas Magedanz, Head of NGNI at Fraunhofer Fokus, who spoke this morning at the LeadersIn Broadband Summit at Broadband World Forum.
Qnbn opts for Passive Dark Fiber Network Infrastructure Across Qatar
Broadband World News  
10/24/2017   6 comments
Qatar’s National Broadband Network, Qnbn, is deploying a passive dark fiber network infrastructure across the country
National Broadband Plans Paint a Mixed Picture of EU Internet
Broadband World News  
10/24/2017   1 comment
Joahannes Feldmann, COO at atene Kom, told attendees at Broadband World Forum that NBPs need to be overhauled to realistically understand the steps needed to achieve DAE target III.
Calix Expands Gfast AXOS Platform
Alison Diana  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
During Broadband World Forum, Calix unveiled two 48-port, Amendment 3 nodes, already undergoing trial at a Tier 1 operator's lab.
Community IoT: Good for Neighbors – & Enterprises Too
Thomas Rockmann  
10/23/2017   6 comments
Community IoT connects homeowners in building blocks or gated communities with property managers and external services, increasing satisfaction and creating new service opportunities, writes Deutsche Telekom's Thomas Rockmann.
Behind the Buzz: How Can SDAN Deliver True Value to Operators?
Filip De Greve  
10/20/2017   4 comments
Software-defined access networks provide operators with the flexibility, velocity and scale they need to keep up with user demand for bandwidth and speeds.
AT&T Exec Puts Access Space in Open Source Spotlight
Alison Diana  
10/19/2017   3 comments
The release of VOLTHE 1.0 earlier this month ushers in the next sphere of influence for SDN, NFV and open source – and that's good, says AT&T's Eddy Barker.
CSPs Counter Fake News to Build Real 5G Success Stories
Chris Wheal  
10/18/2017   3 comments
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations – unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
Rhode Island: Fastest Broadband in the Land
Alison Diana  
10/18/2017   11 comments
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
How to Get Last Mile Connectivity Technology Right
Steve Collins  
10/17/2017   9 comments
Steve Collins, CTO of NetComm Wireless, which works with Australia's nbn, takes a drive down the road to 5G fixed wireless and Gfast.
ADTRAN 10G-EPON Virtual R-OLTs Bridge Old & New Worlds
Alison Diana  
10/16/2017   1 comment
ADTRAN's 10G-EPON virtual R-OLTs deliver DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE), native software-defined network (SDN) integration and remote outside plant packaging, helping MCOs on their path to automation.
Google Fiber Team Digs Into BBWF
Alison Diana  
10/13/2017   7 comments
Google Fiber executives such as Cedric Lam will share insight into PON and smart cities during Broadband World Forum, providing a peek into the currently publicity-shy webscale communications disruptor.
Hey, Webscale Giants: Collaboration Beats Disruption
Alison Diana  
10/12/2017   7 comments
Webscale companies' $2.5 billion investment in communications technologies last year pales in comparison to established industry providers' $400 billion expenditures, and signals it's time for partnership, not oneupmanship.
Growing Connections: How Demand is Driving Optical DCI
Broadband World News  
10/12/2017   1 comment
The optical DCI market is growing amid the move to ever-higher bandwidth and capacity.
Nokia Extends Virtualization Portfolio
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   10 comments
Vendor offers new products for cable operators and communication service providers.
Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Amps Upstream Capabilities
Alison Diana  
10/11/2017   6 comments
CableLabs today revealed the specifications for Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1, which brings symmetric multi-gigabit services over existing hybrid fiber-coax technology and adds upstream capacity for operators.
10 Tech Transformation Challenges Operators Face
Anuradha Udunuwara  
10/10/2017   4 comments
Anuradha Udunuwara of Sri Lanka Telecom details some of the major hurdles operators must overcome as they implement NFV, SDN and cloud as part of operators' 'softwarization.'
Broadband Downgrade: How the FCC Is Failing the Nation
Jared Brown  
10/6/2017   51 comments
If the Federal Communications Commission changes the definition of high-speed broadband to 10 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up, the country and its residents will suffer, argues guest columnist Jared Brown, a fiber consultant.
Driving value: Harnessing innovations in optical networking
Broadband World News  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
Optical networking is opening up multiple opportunities, but there are challenges to be overcome before the area can be monetised.
NGPON2 & 5G Backhaul: Both Friend & Foe
Lawrence Gasman  
10/5/2017   9 comments
NG-PON2 serves an important role in 5G backhaul/fronthaul, yet both make similar customer promises. So NG-PON2 and 5G also compete, writes Lawrence Gasman, president of Communications Industry Researchers.
To NG-PON2 or XGS-PON, That Is the Question
Alison Diana  
10/5/2017   8 comments
Respondents to an exclusive UBB2020 poll are almost evenly split between moving directly to XGS-PON or first to NG-PON2.
MSOs Increase Infrastructure Spend 25% Over 5 Years: Jeffries Report
Alison Diana  
10/4/2017   6 comments
Cable operators are making major capital investments designed to fully leverage DOCSIS 3.1 and drive additional, future subscriber growth away from competitors and into their coffers, a new report by Jeffries' George Notter determines.
Gfast Bridges Urban Digital Divide
Alison Diana  
10/3/2017   16 comments
Using Gfast, operators can economically and speedily bring ultra-broadband services to the many unserved and underserved city dwellers around the world.
How to Enable Content Security & Beat Piracy
Adrian Pennington  
10/2/2017   24 comments
Experts discuss technical strategies to safeguard content across the entire distribution chain, protecting video investment from the growing armies of sophisticated pirates.




Latest Articles
Findings from university researchers and The Wall Street Journal indicate that many US homes are overpaying for broadband.
As cable operators weigh construction costs, the potential for service disruptions, training needs and network maintenance, the decision on which path to take isn't so straightforward anymore.
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
In a provocative new BBWN webinar, Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton will delve into cable's next-gen HFC architecture plans and explain why going all-fiber may make more sense for operators right now.
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic Chief Technology and Information Officer Branimir Maric is using his more than two decades' experience in telco, including 15 years in various ...
Operators cannot protect networks -- their own or their customers -- by building a hard shell around the infrastructure, given the sensitive data dwelling and being sent to and from edge ...
Communications service providers have long talked about improving the day-to-day experience of their customers, but have not always backed up their words with actions and resources.
All Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Information Resources
All resources
Partner Perspectives - from our sponsors
Radio Shows
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.
Sponsored Video
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 ...
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and ...
All Videos
Flash Poll
Webinars
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.

Key topics include:

  • What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
  • The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
  • How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.

Video
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive ...
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
All Videos
Broadband World News
About Us     Advertise With Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with