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Three Key Decisions Operators Must Make in 2020
Daniel Grossman  
12/31/2019   Post a comment
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.
US Rural Broadband Accelerates in 2020
Daniel Grossman  
12/30/2019   Post a comment
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.
Can Amazon, Apple & Friends Make the Smart Home Simpler?
Ray Le Maistre  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance have formed Project Connected Home over IP in an effort to make the smart home simpler, but can this move make much of a difference?
By Culturing Fiber, Rural Operators Attract Investors - Report
Alison Diana  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
As the pool of savvy, fiber-rich operators across the US rural and regional landscape wanes, the financial community will grow even more interested in acquiring or investing in them, a CoBank report says.
BBWN Bites: Apple Explores Space Report
Broadband World News  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Apple is secretly investigating satellites, UK doubles fiber availability, rural US gets more gigs, suspicious snips in FTTx, DISH hops onto Nest wagon and more in our final BBWN Bites of 2019.
NY's Governor Cuomo Is in a Net Neut State of Mind
Alison Diana  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Governor Andrew Cuomo details how he wants to bring net neutrality back to the Empire State.
BBWN Bites: Tivo & Xperi Blend Together via All-Stock Deal
Broadband World News  
12/19/2019   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access news, Starry doesn't shine in 22 markets, CityFibre docks in Portsmouth, Vodafone to sell Maltese Telecom, ETSI gets cloud-native with OSM and more!
More FTTH Funds Targeted at UK's Broadband Market
Ray Le Maistre  
12/19/2019   Post a comment
The acquisition of FTTH startup Swish Fibre has this week unlocked a potential 250 million (US$327 million) investment in new access infrastructure in the UK.
BBWN Bites: US House Writes Laws for Broadband Mapping
Broadband World News  
12/18/2019   Post a comment
In today's round-up for broadband access news, C-Spire almost wraps up Mississippi project, Liberty Global bids adieu to Sunrise, FCC sinks money into satellite, Everstream crosses 5,000-fiber-mile threshold and more.
KPN Banks on Hybrid Access Tech to Retain Rural Subs
Alison Diana  
12/16/2019   Post a comment
Dutch incumbent is leveraging its mobile network and copper infrastructure to bring speeds of at least 50 Mbit/s to rural subscribers at a reasonable price.
Altice Forms Fiber Wholesaler in Portugal With Morgan Stanley, Banks 1.57B
Ray Le Maistre  
12/16/2019   Post a comment
Altice Europe has sold a 49.99% stake in its Portuguese FTTH subsidiary to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners as part of a plan to create a nationwide fiber wholesaler in Portugal.
BBWN Bites: No Free Broadband for Brits
Broadband World News  
12/13/2019   Post a comment
Also today, AT&T sets date for new national OTT-TVoffering, CenturyLink hooks up to WiFi 6, Mozilla's net neutrality deadline looms large and more.
BBWN Bites: 'Internet Para Todos' Translates Into Mexican Opportunity for Viasat
Broadband World News  
12/12/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Windstream Wholesale signs mega-capacity deal, MTS joins TIP, Comcast to spend billions on Peacock, Bluebird buys Illinois provider and more fixed-access news.
Cisco Offers Single Chip Approach to IP Transport
Alison Diana  
12/12/2019   Post a comment
STC, Comcast and NTT Communications are among the operators interested in using Cisco's Silicon One, part of the vendor's newly unveiled unified single silicon architecture for routers that is designed to slash testing costs and time.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Considers Cost-Cutting Measures, Raises Video Fees
Broadband World News  
12/11/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Comcast and AT&T blame programming costs for increased fees, Comcast and Technicolor partner on next-gen DOCSIS 3.1 gateway, KPN Ventures uses IoT to helps seniors, Loon can float over Uganda and more.
Holiday Gifts Load Up Broadband Bandwidth, Study Finds
Alison Diana  
12/10/2019   Post a comment
New connected devices from generous relatives, plus endless hours of streaming choices, will cause holiday revelers to use up to 330 gigabytes per subscriber this holiday season, OpenVault predicts.
BBWN Bites: Orange to Wrap More of France in Fiber
Broadband World News  
12/9/2019   Post a comment
Also today, the FCC increases price and usage benchmark, KPN deploys FTTH to Amsterdam, Google goes giga-only, millionaire sues over lack of fixed broadband in posh flat, and more...
Telenet Tags SAM for IoT Home Security
Alison Diana  
12/9/2019   Post a comment
European cable operator partners with SAM Seamless Network to provide residential customers with software-based cybersecurity solution for all connected devices.
Don't Count Out EPON as MSOs Mull Their Fiber Future – ADTRAN Exec
Alison Diana  
12/4/2019   1 comment
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
BBWN Bites: Nokia Chairman to Step Down
Broadband World News  
12/3/2019   Post a comment
Also today, TiVo adds Prime Video app, Vodafone Greece hits 300K with fiber, CenturyLink runs ring around Troy, USDA hands out first millions, what's most important for OTT subscribers and more.
BBWN Bites: Tossing Huawei Out of Oz Jeopardizes 1,500 Jobs, Vendor Says
Broadband World News  
12/2/2019   Post a comment
Also today, digital transformation technologies like IoT, automation and big data change hiring needs, investors play into e-gaming, IoT developers' dev Ockam garners big bucks and more.




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