News & Views
Content posted in June 2018
Comcast Out, Weekend In
Alison Diana 6/29/2018 49 comments
A fiber cut by a contractor created a Comcast outage impacting business and residential Internet, video and voice customers around the US and, potentially, other operators, the giant provider said on Friday afternoon. Bad news for profits, good news perhaps for local watering holes.
AT&T Expands Fiber & 5G Pilot Footprint
Alison Diana 6/29/2018 20 comments
The operator launched full-fiber ultra-fast broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 total metro regions nationwide, with plans to introduce mobile 5G services to 12 US cities by year-end.
Sensing New Fiber Optic Opportunities
Fiber Broadband Association 6/26/2018 30 comments
In this month's column, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold discusses how fiber optic sensing could reinvent business, government and personal lives — from early prediction of earthquakes and tsunamis to protecting the border, the environment and critical infrastructure.
NTT's PON Demo Cuts 5G & FTTH Latency
Alison Diana 6/25/2018 4 comments
At Broadband Forum's second-quarter meeting, NTT demonstrated how Dynamic Broadband Allocation (DBA) software could optimize a future OLT and significantly reduce latency for 5G and FTTH.
High-Speed Broadband Blasting Through EU
Alison Diana 6/25/2018 7 comments
About 80.1% of Europeans now have access to next-generation networks for broadband access, according to the latest annual report by IHS Markit and Point Topic for the European Commission in the countdown to 2020.
5G Creates Generation of Uber Productive, Remote Workers
Broadband World News 6/21/2018 8 comments
With the arrival of 5G and ubiquitous high-speed broadband, remote employees will have access to an array of VR and AR tools that boost collaboration, regardless of location, writes Don MacLeod, Telecommunications Practice Director at TEKsystems.
TDM Migration on Near Horizon: Analyst
Broadband World News 6/20/2018 4 comments
Legacy maintenance costs, vendors disappearing or shifting their business models and operators' desire for business transformation mean the era of TDM migration really is nigh, says Heidi Adams, senior research director at IHS Markit.
ADTRAN Leads ONF's Future Open Network Plan
Alison Diana 6/19/2018 1 comment
ADTRAN is now an Open Networking Foundation supply chain partner and strategic advisory board member, placing the vendor at the forefront of ONF's development of a new reference design process for future networks.
Fiber & Cable for the Cloud: How to Deliver Reach & Speed
Broadband World News 6/14/2018 8 comments
A challenge operators face is delivering sufficient capacity to allow customers to access data-heavy applications and services: Fiber with ultra-low loss (ULL) can help, according to the final report in NGON & DCI Europe's three-part series.
Radio: ADTRAN Exec on Tooling Up for MDUs
Alison Diana 6/12/2018 3 comments
Join us on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, when Kurt Raaflaub, head of Strategic Solutions Marketing at ADTRAN, discusses how operators can use an array of tools to woo and win lucrative multi-dwelling unit contracts — a growing market around the world.
Open Source Is Reshaping SDOs
Carol Wilson 6/12/2018 1 comment
ONAP's Beijing release is proof positive that standards development organizations are moving at the pace and in the manner of open source.
The Dumb Side of DIY Smart Homes
Alison’s Wonderland 6/11/2018 42 comments
More consumers want do-it-yourself smart home devices. But that approach defeats the whole purpose of smart homes – spending more time with family and getting out of household chores.
BT CEO Gavin Patterson Let Go by Board
Alison Diana 6/8/2018 13 comments
The board will replace current CEO Gavin Patterson this year, seeking a change of leadership to deliver BT's new strategy that shapes BT as a customer-centric, agile and lean provider of global managed services.
BT & Cisco SD-WAN: An Enterprise's Best Friends?
Alison Diana 6/7/2018 2 comments
British telco giant unveils BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN, a global managed services offering targeted at enterprises, that aligns with BT's goals to deliver more revenue-rich solutions that integrate SDN, virtualization and other BT capabilities.
Multi-Use Satellite RFP on Near Horizon for SES Networks
Alison Diana 6/5/2018 9 comments
SES Networks is on a journey to launch a satellite that can be used for multiple communications needs, the service provider disclosed during a press event at Exploration Tower in Cape Canaveral, Fla., near SpaceX's launch pad and barge (pictured).
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.
More Industry Announcements
- Cable One awarded $1.4M grant for broadband in Arkansas
Friday, April 9, 2021
- Jurassic Fibre appoints Steve Garrood as Chief Commercial Officer
Thursday, April 8, 2021
- Eutelsat will bring satellite broadband to New Zealand's Chatham Islands
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- GiGstreem secures $50M investment to deploy gigabit Wi-Fi for US properties
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- MetroNet partners with Hickory, North Carolina, on fiber network
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- HughesNet expands in Puerto Rico
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- Alpha Wireless equips Nextlink to accelerate broadband across midwestern US
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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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 ...
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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, 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