Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |   Register for newsletter
News & Views
Content posted in September 2017
Democrats Push a 'Better Broadband Deal'
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   43 comments
House and Senate Democrats propose a $40-billion investment to connect rural communities to ultra-broadband.
Project Uses Open Source to Accelerate Software-Defined Access Network Use
Alison Diana  
9/29/2017   10 comments
Nokia is the first to join Broadband Forum's Broadband Access Abstraction project, part of an overall move by the communications market to adopt open source, standards and interoperability to accelerate, reduce costs and transform the industry.
Orange Deploys Fiber to Jordan's Homes
Alison Diana  
9/28/2017   12 comments
Orange Jordan is deploying more fiber-to-the-home across the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan, looking to support the growing demand for online services in health, education, commerce and entertainment.
In Days, Calix Integrates AXOS With OpenDaylight Carbon
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   5 comments
Calix AXOS, an SDN platform, was designed to connect natively with open source frameworks like OpenDaylight, the company says.
Techs Need New Tools for Next-Gen Networks
Alison Diana  
9/27/2017   17 comments
Operators are upgrading field technicians' toolboxes to support their changing infrastructures and technologies.
Could Brexit Boost Britain's Broadband?
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   53 comments
Handled correctly, the United Kingdom could improve broadband connectivity after it leaves the European Union, according to a new report from the Carnegie UK Trust.
EU's UBB Transformation Is Well Underway: Report
Alison Diana  
9/26/2017   6 comments
Next-generation network access technologies such as VDSL, DOCSIS 3.0 and FTTP have propelled more than three-fourths of European households into the ultra-broadband era, according to a study for the European Commission.
FCC's Ajit Pai Heads to Europe
Alison Diana  
9/25/2017   36 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will take his pro-business, anti-Title II message to the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin in late October amid a changing global political climate.
Broadband World Forum Unveils People's Choice Award Shortlist
Niall Hunt  
9/25/2017   Post a comment
Broadband World Forum's People's Choice Award features a diverse array of finalists from around the world, underscoring the market's breadth and depth.
Workflow Automation Is Just the Start for Telcos
Alison Diana  
9/22/2017   15 comments
Telcos will help drive workflow automation into an $18.45 billion market by 2023, yet this is only a small component of the industry's investment in automation – a revolutionary investment that will change everything from customer experience to security.
Calix Adds Lawful Intercept to AXOS
Alison Diana  
9/21/2017   9 comments
Calix's software-defined access system now includes lawful intercept, making it less costly and more efficient for telcos to meet law enforcement warrants, the vendor says.
Verizon Exec: NG-PON2 Leaves Lab in Early 2018
Alison Diana  
9/20/2017   8 comments
Next year Verizon's NG-PON2 network access infrastructure will enter a centralized office and serve some trial customers, Vincent O'Byrne tells UBB2020.
Safaricom Brings Lots More FTTH to Kenya
Alison Diana  
9/19/2017   14 comments
Wireless operator Safaricom is making huge strides in its ambitious goal to deliver fiber-to-the-home, as Thibaud Rerolle, director of technology at Safaricom, explains.
Sckipio Unveils Speedy Next-Gen Gfast Chipset
Alison Diana  
9/18/2017   6 comments
The latest Gfast chipset from Sckipio promises to give telcos a leg up on cable competitors in the race to bring gigabit speeds to all customers.
Broadband Forum Adds More Openness & Standards
Alison Diana  
9/15/2017   17 comments
Non-profit industry organization Broadband Forum this week unveiled new standards and new Open Broadband initiatives to support operators' goal of interoperability for lower costs and accelerated deployment.
Finding ARPU at World's Biggest Fixed-Network Event
Andy Fry  
9/15/2017   6 comments
When the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) takes over the Berlin Messe from Oct. 24-26, writes Andy Fry, a major focus will be how companies can monetize services – a healthy preoccupation for any operator in this fast-evolving sector.
Consumers Pick Security Options in Smart Home Menu
Alison Diana  
9/14/2017   67 comments
When offered the choice of selecting individual components of a smart home solution, European and US broadband users both chose fire alerts and emergency notifications as the most important options, a Strategy Analytics study finds.
Comcast Business SD-WAN: Built for the Enterprise
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   22 comments
Comcast is entering the SD-WAN fray, competing head-on against AT&T, Verizon and many others, with a new SDN-enabled platform, app and the first of several SD-WAN VNFs.
Call Flow: In XGS-PON for the Long Haul
Alison Diana  
9/13/2017   5 comments
Britain's Call Flow expects ADTRAN's XGS-PON solution will deliver 1Gbp/s ultra-broadband to its residential and business customers – and a steady stream of profits, interoperability and opportunities to the operator.
DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi Mesh Network: Boon for Smart Homes?
Alison Diana  
9/12/2017   10 comments
Cross-chipset platform WiFi mesh solution provider New Garden is targeting service providers worldwide with its WiFigarden SDK and a partnership with Ubee Interactive designed to enhance residential WiFi and smart home services.
Vodafone to Bring Gigabit to 13.7M German Premises
Iain Morris  
9/11/2017   11 comments
Operator to spend €2 billion on improving its broadband network.
Colt Exec: 'Fiber is Our DNA'
Alison Diana  
9/8/2017   9 comments
Peter Coppens, global director of product management and marketing at Colt, shares the vital role fiber ownership plays in the multi-national service provider's business offerings in Europe and Asia.
Pay-TV Providers: Dial In to Innovation, Report Says
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   65 comments
To successfully compete against OTT, consumers' growing demands for multiscreen and flexible bundles, as well as increased piracy across the world, pay-TV providers need to innovate – fast, according to a new report from NAGRA and MTM.
Gigabit Availability Around the US – Report
Alison Diana  
9/7/2017   11 comments
In 'The State of US Gigabit Deployments,' Viavi uses Gigabit Monitor, its global visual database, to track consumer gigabit Internet availability across the US to uncover some surprising facts about America's most connected regions.
Certified Gfast Products Triple in 3 Months
Alison Diana  
9/6/2017   9 comments
The Broadband Forum and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab's Gfast certification program qualified 24 products within three months, a testament to the industry's demand for interoperable technologies.
DT Rolls Out FTTH Gigabit Service
Alison Diana  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Deutsche Telekom will test and pilot gigabit speeds in areas already served by fiber, charging about €120/$143 for a triple-play bundle of Internet, phone and pay-TV.
Tele Columbus Rebrands as PYUR
Alison Diana  
9/4/2017   10 comments
After multiple acquisitions generated myriad brands, Germany's third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reorganizes itself under one name: PYUR.
The Case for Converged Access Networks
Alison Diana  
9/1/2017   8 comments
Multiple factors have aligned to forge a close-to ideal scenario for service providers to put aside their silos, think outside purpose-built fiber access networks and innovate across outside plant architectures, a new Heavy Reading report finds.




Latest Articles
European cable operator partners with SAM Seamless Network to provide residential customers with software-based cybersecurity solution for all connected devices.
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
The federal watchdog agency recommends the FCC consider eliminating the old cost-accounting program since it's more prone to fraud than the alternative reimbursement method among small, rural providers that receive about $2.5 billion annually to deploy broadband.
The strength of natural disasters like hurricanes is worsening, scientists say, and it's imperative that broadband infrastructures can withstand or be speedily repaired post-catastrophe, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers.
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
Sponsored Video
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
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 ...
All Videos
Information Resources
All resources
Video
At the recent Broadband World Forum, Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, discusses the broadband speed ...
At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Michael Philpott, senior practice leader of Ovum's Consumer Services team, outlines the key ...
At the recent Broadband World Forum 2019 event, Lincoln Lavoie from the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) gives an update ...
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.
All Videos
Webinars
ARCHIVED
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

Broadband World Forum Perspectives
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 ...
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
All Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Flash Poll
Radio Shows
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.
Broadband World News
About Us     Advertise With Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with