News & Views
Content posted in June 2017
Rainier Tames Wild West With Gigabit FTTP
Alison Diana 6/30/2017 8 comments
Funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, rural broadband service provider Rainier Connect deploys future-proof gigabit transport network to meet Western US customers' growing ultra-broadband demands.
Build-Your-Own Bundle Builds Momentum
Alison Diana 6/29/2017 42 comments
After reaching a peak this year, operators' pre-packaged bundles will slowly make way for DIY bundles, where consumers build on ultra-broadband as the basis for self-selected OTT and VoIP services, says Ovum.
ADTRAN CTO: Operators, Use Your Imagination
Alison Diana 6/28/2017 8 comments
Deploying open, virtualized architectures empowers operators to launch new businesses and disrupt old processes, says Ronan Kelly, chief technology officer for EMEA and APAC regions at ADTRAN.
Can Pay-TV Withstand OTT Onslaught?
Alison Diana 6/27/2017 13 comments
Internet-delivered services added about 350,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter, but top pay-TV operators lost approximately 410,000 video subscribers in the same period versus a gain of about 10,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of 2016.
AT&T SVP: Fiber Is Essential to 5G
Alison Diana 6/23/2017 25 comments
During the Wells Fargo Securities 5G Forum, Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering at AT&T, discussed the CSP's FirstNet contract, fiber networks and the vital role fiber plays in 5G.
Nokia Bell Labs Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
Alison Diana 6/20/2017 5 comments
In a proof-of-concept demonstration, Nokia Bell Labs showed how operators can reuse existing FTTH/B deployments to meet the latency constraints and capacity demands for mobile transport in 4G, 5G and IoT networks, and support the one network goal.
Fiber-Friendly Tampere Gets Smart
Alison Diana 6/19/2017 17 comments
Tampere recently began a smart city initiative with partners such as CSP Elisa, leveraging and expanding its fiber infrastructure to use ultra-broadband as the foundation of new digital services around the Finnish metropolis.
CSPs Pour More Value From the Pipe
Lynn Greiner 6/16/2017 18 comments
The broadband industry has come a long way since the days when a pipe was just a pipe. Today operators and CSPs are coming up with bold new strategies to generate value – and revenue – from their infrastructure investments.
Google Fiber CEO: Micro Trenching Initiatives Ahead
Alison Diana 6/14/2017 37 comments
In a conversation with Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold, Google Fiber CEO Greg McCray discusses how the ISP is reducing the cost and time of fiber deployment with approaches such as micro trenching.
Verizon CNO: 'Fiber Is Sexy Again'
Alison Diana 6/13/2017 14 comments
Fiber is going to be the backbone of the network of the future, Kyle Malady, senior vice president and chief network officer at Verizon Wireline, told Fiber Connect 2017 attendees in Orlando on Tuesday.
CSP Execs: NG-PON2 Delivers
Alison Diana 6/12/2017 10 comments
Executives from Verizon, SK Telecom, NTT and Chunghwa Telecom discussed their NG-PON2 work during this week's NG-PON2 Forum workshop at Fiber Connect 2017.
Spend Sunday Immersed in NG-PON2
Alison Diana 6/9/2017 5 comments
The NG-PON2 Council Workshop on Sunday, June 11 features an afternoon of expert presentations on a wide array of NG-PON2 topics, a great way to kick off Fiber Connect 2017 in Orlando.
BT Sends CIOs to the Rescue
Alison Diana 6/7/2017 4 comments
The British communications service provider created a team of super-CIOs that will work with government, defense and enterprise customers.
The Death of a Small ISP
Alison Diana 6/6/2017 12 comments
The demise of Britain's TenTel demonstrates the challenges smaller ISPs, CSPs and operators face in today's consolidating industry, especially at a time they're charged with investing in new infrastructure and services.
US: We're on the Road to Gigabit
Alison Diana 6/2/2017 11 comments
Service providers' billions in investment start to pay off, as the US sees average broadband speeds increase 28% – but the nation is nowhere near gigabit-wide adoption.
ADTRAN CFO on Fiber, NG-PON2 & 5G
Alison Diana 6/1/2017 1 comment
In a wide-ranging conversation, ADTRAN's top finance exec Roger Shannon discussed fiber's longevity, unifying legacy and open systems and the role of NG-PON2 in 5G.
Silicon Valley startup signs up several small Brazilian ISPs for its virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), which helps service providers deliver speeds up to 1 gig.
According to a new batch of Ookla Speedtest data, median speeds for the satellite broadband service temporarily dipped then climbed again. Meanwhile, the service's burst speeds appear to be on the rise.
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
Upstream consumption climbed 63% last year as peak usage shifted to business hours and away from a pre-pandemic surge typically seen during prime time. The nature of upstream usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says.
Vendor says it already has commitments for the Total Access 5004 Micro-Cabinet, a product with big rural broadband ambitions.
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- HughesNet expands in Puerto Rico
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
- Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
- DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
- FTTP and 10G PON
- XGS-PON, NG-PON2
- Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment