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Content posted in February 2018
How to Boost Revenue, QoE With Hybrid Access Networks: Webinar
Alison Diana  
2/28/2018   9 comments
VIAVI and UNH-IOL will host a March 7 webinar on how deploying hybrid access networks can accelerate time to revenue and ensure quality subscriber services.
IWCE 2018 Goes Beyond Wireless
Stacey Orlick  
2/27/2018   18 comments
The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE 2018) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando encompasses much more than wireless, with panels focused on everything from fiber and 5G to rural broadband and backhaul.
AT&T Deploys Microservices for Cost, Speed & Quality
Alison Diana  
2/27/2018   29 comments
With a 75% decrease in code merge time and a 60% decrease in turnaround time on defects, it's no wonder AT&T is banking big on microservices and partners like Accenture and IBM.
Facebook & Nokia Partner on Broadband for All
Alison Diana  
2/26/2018   27 comments
Facebook will combine its Terragraph mesh-routing and multi-hop technology with Nokia's WPON and existing fiber deployments to test delivery of gigabit broadband to rural, suburban and urban customers around the world this year.
There's a Lot More Than Mobile at MWC2018
Broadband World News  
2/23/2018   71 comments
Rightly known for its convergence of wireless whizzes, MWC2018 in Barcelona has plenty of attraction for those firmly planted in the fixed-access world.
Regional SP Transforms Smart Homes Into Telehealth
Alison Diana  
2/23/2018   76 comments
After deploying a high-performance, remotely monitored whole-home WiFi service for residential customers, Florida service provider ITS Telecom now is starting to work with a local hospital on a telemedicine program.
Gfast Starts 2018 With a Bang
Alison Diana  
2/22/2018   30 comments
Within the first few months of this year, service providers passed about 3 million premises with Gfast networks, according to new research from Point Topic.
Cisco Network Automation Portfolio Targets Efficiency, Revenue, CX
Alison Diana  
2/21/2018   9 comments
As networks become larger, more complex and connect a growing number of devices, service providers must rely on automation technologies to improve efficiency, customer satisfaction and revenue.
Trump: Give Rural Broadband Billions to States
Alison Diana  
2/21/2018   25 comments
Under the White House plan, President Trump will dole out 80% of the allotted $50 billion for rural infrastructure or $40 billion directly to state leaders, letting governors pick from areas such as broadband, power generation, water facilities or transportation.
Liberty Global Holds Back on DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
2/20/2018   2 comments
Although it original planned to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 in late 2017, Liberty Global is still delaying deployments while it continues to bring its HFC networks up to speed.
VIAVI Goes NITRO Over Mobile Network Intelligence, Assurance
Broadband World News  
2/20/2018   17 comments
VIAVI Solutions today introduced a real-time intelligence platform for mobile network intelligence, assurance and optimization, part of its NITRO family.
Cost to Deploy US Rural Broadband? $20B
Alison Diana  
2/19/2018   57 comments
It will cost less than $20 billion to connect unserved US anchor institutions with fiber, a step that will deliver fiber-based broadband to 95% of the population, a cost analysis conducted for the SHLB Coalition said.
BBWN Radio: How to Virtualize the Subscriber Experience
Alison Diana  
2/16/2018   7 comments
In a February 21 radio show, Jeremy Harris, director of subscriber solutions and experience at ADTRAN, will discuss how service providers can use SD-Access, virtualization, automation and other technologies to improve customer experience – thereby decreasing churn and boosting sales.
AT&T Uses Gfast to Dish Out Broadband to Boston
Alison Diana  
2/15/2018   12 comments
Sure, Google Fiber may have turned its back on Beantown but AT&T is showing apartment-dwelling Bostonians some love with a new 500Mbit/s Gfast offering.
Europe's FTTH/B Connections Grow 20% – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
2/15/2018   6 comments
Annual report for FTTH Council Europe shows the number of FTTH/B connections across an extended European region hit 51.6 million in September 2017, but still a massive chunk is in Russia.
Calix Hits Half-Billion-Dollar Revenue Mark in 2017
Alison Diana  
2/14/2018   7 comments
Calix reports eight consecutive quarters of growth and record sales of more than half a billion dollars for fiscal 2017, despite a challenging fourth quarter where customers delayed decision making due to M&As and demand for expedited ROI.
Trump Pays Lip Service to Rural Broadband
Mari Silbey  
2/14/2018   7 comments
Infrastructure bill promises no dedicated funding for broadband expansion.
Altice Backs NG-PON2 to Enable 5G
Ray Le Maistre  
2/13/2018   1 comment
International operator believes the latest flavor of PON is the only broadband access technology that can properly support fronthaul in 5G networks.
Liberty Latin America Enters Costa Rica With Cabletica Buy
Alison Diana  
2/13/2018   5 comments
With the acquisition of Costa Rican operator Cabletica, Liberty Latin America believes it's another step closer to consolidating the fragmented Latin American market.
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network
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2/13/2018   2 comments
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BT & Openreach: Splitsville Ahead?
Alison Diana  
2/12/2018   4 comments
Openreach lacks real autonomy over its funding and budget, according to the British government, and that may mean true separation for the two organizations.
Webinar: How to Realize the Promise of Converged Networks
Broadband World News  
2/9/2018   4 comments
In a Valentine's Day webinar, Calix will tell the tale of how Verizon fell in love with its approach to converged services networks that use fewer, simplified network elements and how other providers can get the same benefits.
Charter Going Gig-Happy in 2018
Alan Breznick  
2/7/2018   4 comments
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.
Philippines Cableco Uses Calix SDN Solution to Build on DOCSIS
Alison Diana  
2/7/2018   4 comments
Sky Cable, the Philippines' largest cable operator, is working with Calix and vendor partner Twoway deploying Calix AXOS and other solutions based on the vendor's SDN and virtualized operating system, to accelerate deployment of new services and target high-end residential customers and SMBs.
Pai Praises Himself in FCC Broadband Report
Alison Diana  
2/6/2018   4 comments
Taking a page from his pal the president, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai credits himself for creating a brave new world of broadband, where the demise of net neutrality and Title II ended all ills.
BBWN Radio Brings Telco, Cableco Execs to the IP Airwaves
Alison Diana  
2/5/2018   3 comments
Broadband World News debuts BBWN Radio, featuring a Who's Who of industry executives discussing topics from ATM and backhaul to SD-WAN and zip cord.
Super Bowl Winner: Twin Cities' Enhanced Broadband
Alison Diana  
2/2/2018   18 comments
Long after 1 million visitors leave Minneapolis-Saint Paul having seen the Patriots or Eagles win Super Bowl LII, residents will enjoy hundreds of miles of new fiber and robust new wireless infrastructure, courtesy of Tier 1 providers.
AT&T Goes Full Speed Ahead on Fiber
Alan Breznick  
2/1/2018   6 comments
Big US operator cites IP broadband subscriber gains as it ratchets up spending on fiber deployment in the wake of the big US corporate tax cut.
Ultra Broadband Boosts Nokia's Bottom Line
Alison Diana  
2/1/2018   14 comments
Without unfavorable currency exchange rates, the Ultra Broadband Unit's impact would have been bigger and better, but Nokia's investment in new verticals is expected to rapidly pay off in 2018 and beyond.
AT&T Expands Fiber Footprint to About 2 Million Business Locations
Broadband World News  
2/1/2018   6 comments
AT&T is now connecting 400,000 US business buildings and 1.8 million US business customer locations with fiber.




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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.

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