News & Views
Content posted in August 2017
Net Neutrality Talks Stay Behind D.C. Doors
Alison Diana 8/31/2017 31 comments
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee postpones September 7 meeting after no representatives from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Netflix, Alphabet or Facebook agree to public session, despite lots of activity in D.C. hallways and offices.
Gfast: The Fix for Ubiquitous Broadband
Pam Baker 8/30/2017 7 comments
FTTP is the gold standard in anchoring the gigabit vision to reality, but, writes Pam Baker, Gfast costs pocket change by comparison. Can wider, faster spread of gigabit broadband really be done for less?
DT Fights Back
Alison Diana 8/25/2017 23 comments
In a blog, Germany's largest operator defends its use of multiple technologies instead of 100% fiber.
ADTRAN Gfast-to-the-Basement Opportunities Soar
Alison Diana 8/23/2017 8 comments
With the arrival of GTTB, ADTRAN combines multiple next-generation technologies to bring gigabit broadband 650 meters from the cabinet, making ultra-broadband's reach 10 times further and 5 times cheaper.
nbn Connects 6 Million Australians
Alison Diana 8/23/2017 11 comments
The Australian government's wholesale broadband network now connects more than half the nation's residential and commercial customers – although marsupials are not served.
Comcast Business Extends D3.1 Network
Alison Diana 8/22/2017 7 comments
Companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic now have access to Comcast Business' gigabit services, powered by DOCSIS 3.1 -- a service the Atlanta Braves have been using to hit a home run with park visitors and residents.
EU Rules Drive Gigabit Age: ADTRAN CTO
Broadband World News 8/22/2017 10 comments
European Union requirements for gigabit connections to public institutions and workspaces will drive new ultra-broadband deployments in the region, said Ronan Kelly, CTO of the EMEA & APAC Regions for ADTRAN at ADTRAN Connect.
Smart Cities: Data Is Lifeblood, Telcos King
Chris Wheal 8/21/2017 26 comments
Metropolis' approaches to digitization may differ, but two things are clear regardless of geography: Data and service providers play a critical role in smart cities' success. That's the lesson cities like Cali, Colombia and other urban areas are learning.
Cybersecurity Opportunities & Pressure Heat Up
Alison Diana 8/18/2017 21 comments
A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
NTT Data: Use Virtualization Lessons for AI
Alison Diana 8/17/2017 22 comments
Alastair Masson, head of telco media at NTT Group company NTT Data UK, discusses common challenges and opportunities tier one operators face in the move to digitization, virtualization and automation.
Webinar: 5G Densification & NG-PON
Alison Diana 8/15/2017 5 comments
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Disconnected in the City
Alison Diana 8/14/2017 37 comments
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
Gfast Stampede Starts in 2019 – Report
Alison Diana 8/7/2017 9 comments
Gfast's capabilities, coupled with more hardware options, will translate into a stampede as operators increase spending on the access technology by more than 600% in 2019 versus 2017, the research firm predicts.
UBB Switches Up Pay-TV Options
Alison Diana 8/4/2017 15 comments
New ultra-broadband infrastructures help pay-TV executives realize their top goals of increasing Innovation and launching new products and services, a new study finds.
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
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, 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