News & Views
Content posted in February 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silicon Valley startup signs up several small Brazilian ISPs for its virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), which helps service providers deliver speeds up to 1 gig.
According to a new batch of Ookla Speedtest data, median speeds for the satellite broadband service temporarily dipped then climbed again. Meanwhile, the service's burst speeds appear to be on the rise.
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
Upstream consumption climbed 63% last year as peak usage shifted to business hours and away from a pre-pandemic surge typically seen during prime time. The nature of upstream usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says.
Vendor says it already has commitments for the Total Access 5004 Micro-Cabinet, a product with big rural broadband ambitions.
More Industry Announcements
- Cable One awarded $1.4M grant for broadband in Arkansas
Friday, April 9, 2021
- Jurassic Fibre appoints Steve Garrood as Chief Commercial Officer
Thursday, April 8, 2021
- Eutelsat will bring satellite broadband to New Zealand's Chatham Islands
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- GiGstreem secures $50M investment to deploy gigabit Wi-Fi for US properties
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- MetroNet partners with Hickory, North Carolina, on fiber network
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- HughesNet expands in Puerto Rico
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- Alpha Wireless equips Nextlink to accelerate broadband across midwestern US
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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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 ...
Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
- Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
- DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
- FTTP and 10G PON
- XGS-PON, NG-PON2
- Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment