News & Views
Content posted in August 2018
Britain's £95M Boost for Local FTTH, 5G
Alison Diana 8/31/2018 10 comments
Having set aside £95 million ($123 million) of its Local Full Fibre Networks Investment Panel, the UK government this week began seeking proposals for ways to best deploy fiber for rural, public works, 5G and market development applications.
Telcos Stand Alone in Security & That's Not Good
Alison Diana 8/30/2018 12 comments
Service provider networks are often the first place that malware, viruses and malicious spam will surface, but those firms rarely share information about their encounters with such security threats, according to Lastline's Threat Alert: Telecom.
ADTRAN Plows Resources Into Serving Rural Coops
Alison Diana 8/29/2018 14 comments
Executives from four electric coops, including Steve Foshee of Tombigbeewill and NAEC's Bruce Purdy, said they will buy ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver gigabit broadband to their rural customers.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana 8/28/2018 9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
Zero-Carbon Mayors Endorse Smart City Opportunities
Alison Diana 8/27/2018 70 comments
Late last week, 19 mayors from major worldwide cities signed a pledge to ensure new buildings in their cities will operate at net-zero carbon by 203 and all buildings meet this mandate by 2050 — goals that demand high-speed infrastructure and smart-city solutions.
Frontier Names Treasurer as Interim CFO
Broadband World News 8/24/2018 15 comments
Frontier Communications names current treasurer Sheldon Bruha to be interim chief financial officer as it evaluates candidates to replace R. Perley McBride, who's moving to Cox.
Tibit Shrinks the PON OLT
Broadband World News 8/23/2018 2 comments
Startup says its power- and space-conscious 'MicroPlug' OLT takes aim at both cable and telcos as networks start to become more distributed and virtualized.
Putting the Fiber in Fixed Wireless
Alison Diana 8/23/2018 9 comments
Service providers – including traditionally wireless-only operators – are heavily investing in fiber these days, and it’s not because they all plan to suddenly deploy fixed broadband networks. Rather, they recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless – especially as the industry and world hurtle toward 5G.
Verizon One Fiber: Not Rocket Science, but Smart
Alison Diana 8/21/2018 8 comments
Early in its existence, Verizon reaps benefits from One Fiber program that unifies all inventory, purchasing and other cable-related decision-making for hardline and wireless groups, SVP Lee Hicks tells ADTRAN Connect audience.
Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alison’s Wonderland 8/17/2018 13 comments
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things solutions, service providers can generate ongoing monthly revenue streams and subscriber peace of mind that their home truly is a fortress, physically and virtually.
Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana 8/16/2018 3 comments
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 net adds for their broadband Internet services; the nation's leading telcos could not say the same thing, Leichtman Research Group found.
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick 8/15/2018 3 comments
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based multiscreen video platform that can work with both cable set-top boxes and retail video devices.
Telcos Mount a Broadband Comeback
Carol Wilson 8/15/2018 1 comment
After a long-running loss of broadband subscribers, AT&T and Windstream posted net adds, while CenturyLink and Verizon saw silver linings to their ongoing broadband loss clouds.
EIR Seeks FTTH Apprentices
Alison Diana 8/14/2018 2 comments
Irish telco is recruiting 50 apprentices to help deploy large fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Ireland, a strategy the service provider has successfully relied on in the past.
Sprint CTO: On Fiber, 5G & the Future
Alison Diana 8/13/2018 6 comments
John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick 8/8/2018 5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
FCC: Traffic, Not DDoS, to Blame
Alison Diana 8/7/2018 6 comments
Despite the FCC's claims at the time its network crashed, there was no distributed denial of service during the net neutrality public comment period. People just cared &ndash a lot.
Alaska Comm Satellite Doubles Rural Schools' Speed
Alison Diana 8/3/2018 6 comments
Using Eutelsat Americas satellite and its IP knowledge, the Anchorage-based service provider brings 25Mbit/s to a school district accustomed to 10Mbit/s connections – opening up a world of video, online education and more.
US Ignite, NSF Go Beyond 5G for Next-Gen Wireless
Alison Diana 8/1/2018 30 comments
US Ignite, Northeastern University and the National Science Foundation today released a second request for proposal to provide up to two wireless test beds where recipients will design, deploy and operate a set of platforms to advance next-gen wireless research across the States.
Charter Races to Wrap Up DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick 8/1/2018 2 comments
With 60% of its 50-million-home footprint covered by DOCSIS 3.1 now, the number two US cable and broadband provider aims to blanket the rest of its service areas by year's end.
Findings from university researchers and The Wall Street Journal indicate that many US homes are overpaying for broadband.
As cable operators weigh construction costs, the potential for service disruptions, training needs and network maintenance, the decision on which path to take isn't so straightforward anymore.
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
In a provocative new BBWN webinar, Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton will delve into cable's next-gen HFC architecture plans and explain why going all-fiber may make more sense for operators right now.
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic Chief Technology and Information Officer Branimir Maric is using his more than two decades' experience in telco, including 15 years in various ...
Operators cannot protect networks -- their own or their customers -- by building a hard shell around the infrastructure, given the sensitive data dwelling and being sent to and from edge ...
All Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Communications service providers have long talked about improving the day-to-day experience of their customers, but have not always backed up their words with actions and resources.
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 ...
More Industry Announcements
- Utility Providers Flow to ADTRAN for Fiber Broadband Services
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- SmartRG Clears Up WiFi Mess With Intellifi Carrier-Grade Home WiFi Mesh Solution
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- ADTRAN Expands Fiber Broadband Portfolio With New ONTs
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- Calix Adds New 10G PON Solutions to AXOS, EXOS Platforms
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- SmartRG Tools Supercharge ADTRAN Mosaic
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
- Calix Joins prpl Foundation for IoT, Smart Homes
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
- Alta Devices' Solar Techs Cut LEO Satellite Costs
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
- What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
- The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
- How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.
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 ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!