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.
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.