News & Views
Content posted in April 2019
Why 9-1-1 Needs Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 4/30/2019 10 comments
Emergency services are too critical to rely on any infrastructure other than fiber, especially in rural areas where mobile and satellite services can cut out, argues Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association President, in this month's exclusive column.
BBWN Bites: The China Telecom Syndrome
Broadband World News 4/29/2019 12 comments
Plus Armstrong clicks over to Tivo; FiberLight transports to Blue Planet; FibreNation seeks mega-money; Virgin Media gets personal; Oregon lawmakers retract tax break; and influential Tennesseean steps back.
Cox Plays the Low-Latency Game
Jeff Baumgartner 4/26/2019 12 comments
Cable operator claims that test of premium 'Cox Elite Gamer' service doesn't prioritize packets, steers clear of net neutrality concerns.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana 4/26/2019 7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana 4/25/2019 15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Spews Vid Subs, UK OK With Huawei
Broadband World News 4/24/2019 46 comments
ACE charges Dragon Box in Omniverse-linked copyright lawsuit; Eastern European economy does not help pay-TV's already poor regional outlook; smart speakers, on the other hand, are hot and getting hotter; and more!
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana 4/2/2019 26 comments
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
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
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 ...
The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
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 ...