News & Views
Content posted in March 2019
Broadband Forum Takes On Disaggregated BNG
Alison Diana 3/27/2019 6 comments
A Broadband Forum group, led by David Sinicrope, with help from Geoff Burke, is working toward an architecture for disaggregated BNG that simplifies management and cuts costs for operators in a world of growing broadband demand.
Fiber Connectivity: the Wheaties of E-Sports
Fiber Broadband Association 3/27/2019 24 comments
Businesses want to buy in to the increasingly popular and lucrative online world of e-sports, where people compete live from their homes in video games that demand ultra-fast, symmetrical access with low latency and high quality of service.
FTC Seeks Privacy Guidelines From Tier Ones
Broadband World News 3/26/2019 16 comments
Federal Trade Commission sent orders to AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber, T-Mobile US and Verizon, seeking data on how these companies collect, retain, use and disclose information on consumer usage and devices.
CSPs Plug in to Electric SaaS with Shields Energy Solution
Alison Diana 3/21/2019 22 comments
Shields Energy's cloud-based IoT subscription service monitors power usage for telcos. It's currently only available to service providers for internal use, but it's an offering CSPs ultimately could provide to their customers for differentiation, lower churn and more revenue.
Will NGPON2 Be 'Real' in 2019? It Depends
Daniel Grossman 3/19/2019 3 comments
Under the supervision of technology leaders, Verizon has fully operationalized NGPON2 so it's a cornerstone of the provider's new Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) access architecture. But does that mean NGPON2 is completely ready for prime time?
D3.1 Delivers the Gigs – but Does Anyone Want Them?
Alison Diana 3/14/2019 4 comments
MSOs now have widely deployed DOCSIS 3.1 across North America, yet only a small percentage of consumers have subscribed so far. Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick asks if it was worth the investment during this CNG2019 panel.
Facebook Makes Fast Friends With W.Va
Alison Diana 3/5/2019 9 comments
Governor Jim Justice says Facebook's plan to deploy about 275 miles of high-speed fiber optic cable through West Virginia gives the state an opportunity to partner and reach unserved residents at a fraction of the regular cost.
Broadband Map Gets Open Sourced via App
Alison Diana 3/4/2019 20 comments
With a little help from its friends, a group of county government professionals built a mobile app to create a true picture of US broadband speeds and availability, especially in underserved and unserved areas.
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.