News & Views
Content posted in September 2018
Chorus CEO: In Sync With High-Speed Broadband
Alison Diana 9/28/2018 15 comments
Kate McKenzie, Chorus CEO, says the New Zealand wholesaler expends about 80% of its investments into fiber but continues to see demand for copper-based VDSL in some areas, topics she may discuss during her keynote at Broadband World Forum next month.
Remote PHY – Lessons From the Field
Broadband World News 9/28/2018 12 comments
Network powering nuances and new complexities are among areas that need to be addressed as Comcast prepares to scale up its deployment of distributed architectures that utilize remote PHY.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana 9/27/2018 17 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana 9/26/2018 11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
Women: The Unmined Gems of Broadband
Broadband World News 9/25/2018 22 comments
Vice president of network engineering at triple-play provider RCN Business, Kristell Janusz shares four reasons more broadband STEM jobs for women mean more success for your company.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh 9/20/2018 13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
Mobile Operators Get Fiber Fix for 5G
Alison Diana 9/19/2018 38 comments
Just as some cable operators are entering the world of wireless services, a growing number of mobile carriers are heavily investing in fiber to support 5G, video and other data-intensive services.
DT & EU Org Aim to Expand Smart Cities Across Europe
Alison Diana 9/17/2018 18 comments
Under a partnership announced today, Deutsche Telekom and United Smart Cities will help metro leaders with smart-city projects, ultimately leading to integrated solutions and a shareable database equipped with analytics tools for deep dives.
Comcast: No More Cable Company
Alison Diana 9/14/2018 40 comments
The MSO has pivoted from being a traditional cable operator into a connectivity provider, said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York this week.
How CableLabs Transformed My Startup
Broadband World News 9/13/2018 Post a comment
Winning CableLabs' UpRamp’s Fiterator was only the beginning for late-stage Spanish start-up Teltoo, which found itself wooing high-level cable CEOs - and garnering attention, writes Teltoo CEO Pablo Hesse.
The $70B Digital Divide Conundrum
Alison’s Wonderland 9/12/2018 10 comments
US households with broadband access receive, on average, an economic benefit of $1,950 annually: That's lost to co-op residences unless the country figures out a way to use multiple technologies to deploy true high-speed, future-facing broadband to all.
Ex-Calix Exec Lands Broadband Forum CMO Role
Alison Diana 9/10/2018 10 comments
Geoff Burke, who most recently was director of corporate marketing at Calix, expands Broadband Forum's executive leadership team as chief marketing officer, responsible for areas such as expanding the standards group's workshops, smart home and cloud initiatives.
NG-PON2 Powers Converged Networks
Alison Diana 9/7/2018 6 comments
NG-PON2 component costs are dropping, but even if volume prices never reach a certain threshold the ROI of this optical technology is too valuable to skip.
UNH-IOL Pushes Ethernet Testing to 400G
Alison Diana 9/7/2018 3 comments
After heavily investing in new lab equipment, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on Thursday unveiled a new Ethernet testing capability, designed to address optical and electrical conformance testing of up to 400 Gbit/s and meet the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth.
Europe's Broadband Future: One Continent, Many Answers
Niall Hunt 9/5/2018 5 comments
It is easy to say operators should focus on deploying gigabit broadband to support IoT, VR, smart cities and countless other future technologies. What's tougher is working out just how close we are to delivering this connectivity and how some countries lag.
Is FWA the X Factor in 5G? – Webinar
Alison Diana 9/5/2018 4 comments
In a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 6, ADTRAN Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation Hossam Salib shares how innovations in fixed access and fixed wireless technologies plus SD-Access architectures let mobile carriers focus less on 5G network challenges.
Fiber Wins at the Ballot Box
Fiber Broadband Association 9/4/2018 37 comments
During the recent midterms, candidates from both side of the political aisle recognized the importance their constituents placed on broadband, writes Heather Gold, board member and former president of Fiber Broadband Association.
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 ...
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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.
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