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.
The wholesale operator's CEO claims speed tests that rank Australia as a broadband laggard are flawed and comes up with an alternative.
Rural Americans are getting shut out of today's increasingly digital healthcare experience, despite the personal and monetary benefits telehealth and other connected-health solutions deliver.
Excluding DT and Telmex, which were on a purchasing hiatus in Q3, ADTRAN business grew 20% over the prior quarter and generated an estimated $114 million.
'Millimeter wave is key to 5G, a path to extending the reach of wireless broadband service – and opening new opportunities for operators around the globe,' says Anders Storm, CEO at Sivers IMA.
The US Department of Agriculture is investing to provide or improve rural broadband in 14 states, across 20 projects.
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 ...
Thursday, October 17, 2019
12 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.
In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.
Key topics include:
- GPON vs EPON Technologies Overview
- GPON vs EPON Rates & Reach
- ITU vs IEEE – Where’s the difference?
- Future Growth
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- CityFibre Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary of Gigabity City Rollout
Monday, October 14, 2019
- ADTRAN Announces Preliminary Q3 Revenue of $114M
Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Coop Puts 35% Savings From Calix Cloud Into Enhanced WiFi With GigaSpire
Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Verizon & NEC Drive New Smart-City Traffic Uses for Existing Fiber
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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.
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 ...
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and ...
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.
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive ...
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...