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.
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.