News & Views
Content posted in May 2018
Over-the-Top Trend Is a Fiber Opportunity
Fiber Broadband Association 5/31/2018 15 comments
OTT services depend on reliable, high-speed, low latency Internet connections and the ability to consume an immense amount of data, and fiber leads all other access technologies in delivering each of these capabilities, writes Heather Burnett Gold, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, in this month's blog.
Epsilon: From Coal Shed to Cloud
Alison’s Wonderland 5/30/2018 9 comments
Epsilon has taken the best of system integrators' lessons and applied them to its telco model, empowering the wholesale service provider to upgrade its global network to 100Gbit/s and leave its coal-shed history far, far behind, says Jerzy Szlosarek, Epsilon CEO.
Pay-TV Partnerships Could Ease OTT Overload
Alison Diana 5/25/2018 49 comments
With more than 200 OTT services now available and a growing number of households equipped with high-speed broadband, US consumers face video-choice meltdown, and that could generate opportunities for savvy cablecos.
Chinese Carrier Plans Could Sway Worldwide PON Pricing
Alison Diana 5/23/2018 13 comments
Now that they've met cities' broadband needs, Chinese carriers face bigger challenges when they extend to rural and suburban regions, challenges they will face using XG-PON and XGS-PON, not NG-PON2, Dell'Oro Senior Analyst Alam Tamboli learned on a recent trip to China.
Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana 5/22/2018 5 comments
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox Communications, is BBWN Radio's guest on May 24 at 1PM ET/10AM PT/6PM BST. During the show, he'll discuss network innovation, digital transformation and defining DOCSIS' future.
Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana 5/18/2018 37 comments
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce the digital divide and increase the digital economy, Nokia and non-profit service provider partner Digital Empowerment Foundation will create 500 smart villages across the nation.
Putting Cloud at the Heart of New Broadband Networks
Robin Mersh 5/16/2018 3 comments
In a contributed blog, Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh discusses the Cloud Central Office (Cloud CO), an open interface and cloud-based broadband framework that serves as a unifying framework for new technologies and important service developments.
Leading Lights: The Broadband Winners
Alison Diana 5/16/2018 9 comments
A look at some of the broadband-focused categories — and winners — from Light Reading's annual Leading Lights awards, announced earlier this week on the eve of the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas.
Spectrum's Meeks: Close the Fiber Gap
Carol Wilson 5/16/2018 4 comments
The telecom industry needs to stop planning fiber builds based on connecting large buildings and start looking at applications that drive demand at smaller locations.
Decoupling Routers Moves Verizon Closer to the Edge
Alison Diana 5/15/2018 6 comments
Verizon combines existing service edge routers for Ethernet and IP-based services onto one platform and decouples router hardware and software via SDN, leading to savings, flexibility and acceleration, explains Michael Atland, Verizon's director of network infrastructure.
Calix Earnings Reflect Shifting Service Provider Market
Alison Diana 5/9/2018 Post a comment
While several Tier 1 operators such as CenturyLink delay purchases, a growing number of smaller, diversified broadband deployers – including municipalities, utilities and Tier 3s – are spending heavily on Calix platforms and services, says Calix CEO and President Carl Russo.
New Techs Cut Costs at Pan-European Network GÉANT
Broadband World News 5/7/2018 3 comments
Pan-European research and education network GÉANT is considering open line and cloud to reduce overhead, says Guy Roberts, senior network architect of the IP backbone network which operates at up to 500Gbit/s and reaches more than 100 national networks worldwide.
Network Slicing: It Ain't Just for 5G
Alison Diana 5/2/2018 27 comments
Operators including Vodafone and BT are testing virtualization architecture network slicing to enhance the capabilities, flexibility and affordability of fiber-to-the-home.
Sri Lanka Telecom Engineer Shares Best Practices
Broadband World News 5/2/2018 4 comments
In this Q&A, Sri Lanka Telecom Senior Engineer (and BBWN contributor) Anuradha Udunuwara discusses how SLT revolutionized Internet use, top tips for better DCI capacity planning and data center best practices.
Fixed wireless startup is taking a slow path to success, but Starry's base is growing by 10% per month and is poised to end 2020 with about 100,000 subs, an industry analyst says.
It faces an uphill climb, but Viasat is exploring a plan to build 300 low-earth orbit satellites that could deliver low-latency broadband service and qualify for the US Rural Digital Opportunities Fund.
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.
More Industry Announcements
- Fastweb acquires ICT company Cutaway
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
- ADTRAN adds tech to advance multi-gigabit service delivery for operators
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
- Blue Stream Fiber gets investment from GI Partners
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
- Windstream's Kinetic teams with Raydiant on smart digital signage
Monday, June 1, 2020
- 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
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 ...