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Content posted in March 2019
CSPs Support Connected Health's Growth Spurt
Alison Diana  
3/29/2019   14 comments
Service providers can play an invaluable role in remote-monitoring and telehealth solutions, a market that will reach more than 17 million Europeans by 2024, according to Berg Insight.
Vermont Seeks Rescue for Dial-Up Holdovers
Alison Diana  
3/28/2019   24 comments
Vermont's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to fund expansion of high-speed broadband to residents who still dial up for connectivity in 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.
Brits' Broadband Bulldogs Run From Lands End to John o' Groats
Alison’s Wonderland  
3/26/2019   8 comments
The number and power of Britain's so-called altnets are growing, increasing access to fiber-based gigabit broadband for residents and businesses.
UK FTTH Startup Banks £75M
Ray Le Maistre  
3/25/2019   8 comments
The latest British FTTH startup, toob, pledges to pass 100,000 premises with its own fiber by the end of 2021.
ISP Opinion: Bring Back Net Neutrality Now
Shrihari Pandit  
3/22/2019   17 comments
Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of 24-year-old Stealth Communications, shares his call to action to reject the current FCC's regulatory strategies and decisions.
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.
Asia's Fiber Dominance Sets Up 5G Supremacy
Broadband World News  
3/20/2019   11 comments
A new report delves into the continent's fiber-fueled path to becoming the world's largest 5G region.
CBTS, Cincinnati Bell's Integrator: Proprietary Service With Open Source Freedom
Alison Diana  
3/20/2019   5 comments
CBTS debuted a family of 10 Gbit optical networking solutions, coupled with off-the-shelf hardware and systems integration services designed to replicate the vendor experience of proprietary system days.
Economics for Verizon's '5G Home' Might Not Add Up
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/20/2019   19 comments
Spotty coverage and low penetration rates in Sacramento suggest that Verizon will have a tough time getting an attractive return on fixed wireless broadband service, analyst finds.
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?
Sky Sends UK Wholesalers' Fiber-Filled Hearts Soaring
Alison Diana  
3/18/2019   5 comments
Sky recently began exploring altnet wholesalers' high-speed, high-reliability network offerings, the next step in the Comcast-acquired provider's move to be more agile and customer-centric.
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.
Analytics Carve MSO Profit From Home WiFi
Alison Diana  
3/13/2019   56 comments
Some consumers blame everything bad on WiFi, but analytics provide MSOs with insight that can prevent problems and improve the customer experience, said panelists here at CNG2019.
Wholesaler Group i3Forum Takes Disruptive Path to Partnership
Alison Diana  
3/12/2019   1 comment
Saudi Telecom is the most recent international wholesaler to join the organization, which soon plans to release a platform that allows carriers to anonymously compare themselves to competitors.
Spectrum Enterprise Provides SD-WAN as a White-Glove Managed Service: Parimi
Alison Diana  
3/11/2019   3 comments
To encourage customer adoption and hide the sophistication and complexity of wide-area network technologies, Spectrum Enterprise deployed its SD-WAN offering as an end-to-end managed service.
Telia Carrier Automates Wavelength Calcs – for a While
Alison Diana  
3/8/2019   7 comments
Telia Carrier participated in a successful live-network trial of Infinera's autonomous intelligent transponder (AIT) technology on its 1,500km (932-mile) international network.
New Household Formation Fuels US Broadband Gains
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/7/2019   13 comments
Market share trends still help to paint the big picture, but new household formation accounted for 44% of all US broadband subscriber net adds in 2019, analyst says.
Democrats File Bill Demanding Net Neutrality's Return
Broadband World News  
3/6/2019   10 comments
Democrats today filed 'Save the Internet,' a bill taking control of broadband back to pre-Trump regulations and out of the FCC's hands.
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.
Pelosi Brings Net Neutrality to Congress
Broadband World News  
3/5/2019   12 comments
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats plan to propose the 'Save the Internet Act' Wednesday morning in the US Capitol.
O-RAN Alliance Gives PON Brigade a 5G Fronthaul Boost
Ray Le Maistre  
3/4/2019   3 comments
The likes of Adtran, Calix, Huawei and Nokia will be encouraged by the O-RAN Alliance's decision to give passive optical networking (PON) technologies the green light for fronthaul deployments.
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.
VIAVI Adds to Test & Measurement Portfolio
Broadband World News  
3/1/2019   10 comments
At MWC19, the vendor unveiled four new products designed to help manufacturers and service providers accelerate deployment and improve reliability.




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