News & Views
Content posted in October 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.