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Content posted in March 2018
Fiber Is Key to Becoming 5G Ready
Fiber Broadband Association 3/28/2018 Post a comment
In the debut monthly column from Fiber Broadband Association executives and members, President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold shares the tangible value fiber plays to cities as they prepare for 5G.
To 400G & Beyond
Adrian Pennington 3/28/2018 1 comment
The 400G era has arrived, allowing network operators to squeeze yet more bits from their network assets.
Operators Unlock Millennials' Smart Homes
Alison Diana 3/28/2018 46 comments
Millennials are, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic about smart home technologies, but devices' interoperability could derail IoT popularity unless service providers send the right marketing message.
Shaw SVP: Imitate Competitors to Win
Alison Diana 3/27/2018 20 comments
At Cable Next-Gen, Shaw Communications' SVP of Product Development & Strategic Programs Dennis Stevens discussed how cable operators must become more agile to compete in an IP-based, OTT world.
Q&A: Broadband Law Group Partner Talks FCC, M&As & ROI
Alison Diana 3/26/2018 2 comments
At the Broadband Law Group, former NTIA attorney Cynthia Schultz spearheads federal regulatory compliance, broadband, appeals and audits, as well as grants management and public-private partnerships, plus FCC and Rural Utilities Services federal technology programs.
How Home-Tech Waiting Game Costs Providers
Alison Diana 3/23/2018 9 comments
Debut J.D. Power study on subscribers' perceptions of installation and post-installation service for residential wireline services demonstrates clear reasons why providers' customer experience, full-home WiFi and scheduling investments are critical for success.
For Cablecos, IoT Is the Place to Be
Alison Diana 3/22/2018 38 comments
The Internet of Things provides cable operators with a treasure trove of opportunities across an array of vertical and horizontal markets, Cable Next-Gen panelists such as Dale Turner of Shaw Communications (left) and Doug Blue of Calix (right) agreed.
Gigabit Speeds: The Lamborghini of Broadband
Alison Diana 3/21/2018 7 comments
Between 10% and 20% of new Mediacom subscribers choose the operator's gigabit service, despite any clear-cut use cases. And that's okay with consumers, says Mediacom CTO and SVP JR Walden during a Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies panel in Denver.
Britain Drops £95M Into Fiber Deficit
Alison Diana 3/14/2018 6 comments
The UK government unveiled the first 13 recipients of half the £190 million allotted for fiber-to-the-premise projects designed to deliver gigabit speeds around the country.
CenturyLink CEO Switch Moves Up 7 Months
Broadband World News 3/12/2018 9 comments
Originally scheduled to retire at the end of 2018, CEO Glen Post now says he'll step down on the day of the company's annual shareholder meeting in May to make room for Jeff Storey to take over the large service provider's reins.
Gfast Munches Up DSL Sales
Alison Diana 3/9/2018 2 comments
Even though Gfast Amendment 3 solutions are not widely available, the promise of symmetric gigabit Gfast is tempting service providers away from DSL and into Gfast testing and trials, a recent Dell'Oro Group report finds.
Can Feds Finally Get 'Dig Once' Done?
Alison Diana 3/8/2018 7 comments
The US is expected to finally approve a Dig Once policy that would incorporate fiber conduits in federally funded highway construction projects, simplifying and accelerating broadband deployment across the country.
AT&T's Donovan: Tax Cut Funds Fiber Feast
Alison Diana 3/2/2018 8 comments
AT&T will spend a large chunk of its tax-cut windfall on fiber that'll go toward serving 3 million homes this year and the service provider's 5G infrastructure, CEO John Donovan told Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference attendees this week.
IPTV Benefits From Broadband Investments
Alison Diana 3/1/2018 12 comments
Over the last 18 months, white-box IPTV vendor MobiTV sees uptick in sales and interest from cablecos, municipalities and utilities, as operators compete head-on with OTT providers and look to enhance customer experience.
Cable ops continued to gain ground against broadband rivals in Q1 2020 amid the early stages of the pandemic and a recent surge in new household formation.
The pandemic has caused the operator to redeploy some of its network engineering resources, but Comcast says it remains bullish on its FDX initiative.
FCC's Brendan Carr is proposing to remove regulatory overhangs that will help establish ATSC 3.0 as a 'Broadcast Internet' platform that can beam out 25 Mbit/s data streams.
Video engineers are already noodling on tools and encoding techniques that can lessen the strain on networks when pixel-packed 8K video comes on the scene in a much bigger way.
Telesat has joined C Spire's initiative as it prepares to launch a network of hundreds of low Earth orbit satellites designed to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband service.
More Industry Announcements
- ADTRAN teams with NRTC to deliver multi-gigabit service in Texas
Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Calix launches new partner program
Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Cignal TV taps Hughes for satellite-enabled broadband
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- Twilio to power NYC's cloud-based contact tracing program
Friday, May 22, 2020
- SiFi Networks secures $50M for smart city deployments
Thursday, May 21, 2020
- Openreach taps Nokia to help fulfill fiber target of 20M UK homes
Thursday, May 21, 2020
- New Calix service gives providers critical info on network bandwidth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
- Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
- Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
- How providers can get started
- Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results
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 ...