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BBWN Bites: Huawei Fights to Stay on FCC Funding List
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9/20/2019   Post a comment
Also, Ikea constructs new smart-home biz, euNetworks deploys in Milan and Madrid, IoT's impact on security systems and Hernando County, Fla., gets wired Also, Ikea builds its own new smart-home biz, euNetworks deploys in Milan and Madrid, IoT's impact on security systems and Hernando County, Fla., gets wired for speed.for speed.
Telemedicine Saves Almost $4K Per Diabetic, CoBank Tells FCC
Alison Diana  
9/19/2019   Post a comment
Broadband-infrastructure financial firm CoBank found rural Type II diabetes patients felt better, had improved relationships with their healthcare providers -- and saved money, when they had high-speed-powered telemedicine.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Ponders DirecTV Future – Report
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9/19/2019   Post a comment
Also, BT Group, Ofcom and others talk about quitting copper cold-turkey, update on US fiber penetration, teachers describe 'homework divide,' state gets tough on broadband and Cox offers up its own streaming and smart-home solution.
Microsoft Airband Project Adds Midwest ISP
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9/19/2019   Post a comment
Nextlink, which already serves rural areas via CAF II funding, adds TV white spaces to its portfolio of FWA and fiber technologies.
BBWN Bites: Comcast Gives 'Flex' to Broadband-Only Subs
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9/18/2019   Post a comment
Also, Sky builds up new-home biz, CityFibre names new (non-exec) chairman, NBN says no to Netflix tax, dark fiber chugs along UK rail track, NBCU takes pride in SVoD service name, Latvian gov rips up MoU and DT adds regional reps to boost broadband.
BBWN Bites: WOW Says 'Hi' to New CIO, 'Bye' to Old CTO
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9/17/2019   Post a comment
Also, UK's fiber fix advances (a bit), Slovenian CSP meshes into smart homes, Viasat partners get world of new opportunities, Sweden's Netsam upgrades with ADVA, a new Ting town in NC picked for gigabit service and Portugal's NOS taps Tata for a custom DOCSIS router.
BBWN Bites: DAA Move Shows Comcast's Openness to Open Source
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9/16/2019   Post a comment
Also, Altice USA is primed for Amazon, Altice Europe refinances, UK gov sees more than fiber, Gigaclear's contractor woes, German incumbent fixates on speed, Malta's GO converges on fixed and wireless, OteGlobe adds subsea ICE4 and GiGstreem raises $10 million.
BBWN Bites: Openreach Bows to Gfast Pressures
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9/13/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Telecom Italian's chairman might leave, AT&T is right on its SDN goal and Mexican authorities approve FWA provider's spectrum sale.
BBWN Bites: CityFibre, Telia Make Changes in the C-Suite
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9/12/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Altice France teams up with CommScope's Arris, Calix signs new coop, another muni broadband project will take on local operators and Intertrust DRM hits magic number.
DOCSIS 3.1: A Calm Before the D4 Storm
Alison Diana  
9/11/2019   Post a comment
As some MSOs consider the direction of their future DOCSIS investments and others embrace full-fiber, most D3.1 adopters will finalize roll-outs this year.
BBWN Bites: Comcast Fights for TV Bundles in Maine, SpaceX Plans 24 Starlinks for 2020
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9/11/2019   Post a comment
Also, Indian provider enters fiber face-off; EchoStar to focus on broadband satellite; operators' virtual reality pros join real VR org's board; Russia's MTS division gets new prez; and UK gov stamps O2 as provider of broadband, networks and more.
BBWF Interview: KT's JP Lee on AI in Telecoms
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9/11/2019   1 comment
JP Lee, Vice President at KT's R&D Center and head of the operator's access network technology R&D group, talks about the use of AI in telecoms and how the Korean operator devised its Dr. Lauren Project.
BBWN Bites: George Soros Discusses Sale of Hyperoptic Shares – Report
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9/10/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Prysmian Group gets closer to floating its new boat, Telefónica's wholesale division expands while its parent company contracts, Alaskan PoP plus fiber empowers NOAA scientists to speedily share data (and resumes?) and more.
Aussie Wholesaler Says G'Day to XGS-PON
Alison Diana  
9/10/2019   Post a comment
OptiComm CTO Stephen Davies shares the Australian fiber-only wholesaler's strategy to stay ahead of bandwidth demand using 10G-PON.
BBWN Bites: Kentucky Lights Up One Third of State's Fiber Network
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9/9/2019   Post a comment
Also, NBN Co. deploys Infinera's SDN solution for network self-healing, Swisscom Broadcast names next CEO, Algerian satellite provider chooses Hughes and FCC makes staff changes in preparation for rural broadband auction.
BBWF Interview: MyRepublic's Jay Shah Cuts Through the AI Hype
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9/9/2019   Post a comment
Jay Shah, Chief Data & AI Officer at Singapore-based network operator MyRepublic, discusses the hype around AI and talks about what it can really do for businesses.
BBWN Bites: KPN to Get New CEO
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9/6/2019   Post a comment
Also today, the House maps its own broadband path, the FCC shares the agenda for its upcoming meeting, Comcast finds "Life's Good" when it streams with LG and Sparkle glitters in Chile.
Operators' Hurricane Dorian Prep (& Luck) Pay Off for Florida
Alison’s Wonderland  
9/6/2019   1 comment
Years of investment in infrastructure and user-friendly tools make the difference in how operators act before and after natural disasters, even though Hurricane Dorian's impact on Florida was far less than originally forecast (thankfully).
BBWN Bites: FCC Mulls $950M for 2017 Hurricane Damage
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9/5/2019   Post a comment
Also today: Semtech's XGS-PON product availability, Eluvio aims to disrupt OTT and video streaming, the fixed FWA market gains ground, CenturyLink expands channel program and DigitalC partners bring connectivity to inner-city Cleveland.
Broadband Forum Updates Quality of Experience Delivered Initiative
Alison Diana  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
Industry organization's third-quarter meeting features demonstration of QED implementation and release of Broadband Forum architecture report.
BBWN Bites: Jio Begins Vast Fixed Play in India, Sky's Wimpy WiFi Guarantee
Broadband World News  
9/4/2019   1 comment
Also today, BBWN Bites goes deep, with an update on MainOne's new submarine cable and less happy news about the state of AAG, plus not all UK consumers are convinced about next-gen tech while Dish TV India gets a new OTT partner.
Greenlight Networks CEO: Building Up Rochester's High-Speed Fiber Broadband
Alison Diana  
9/3/2019   5 comments
Fiber-only broadband services provider Greenlight Networks uses infusion of capital for 525% headcount increase and accelerated deployment of fiber optic networks to expanded customer base in Rochester, NY, region.
BBWN Bites: Iliad Ups FTTH Ante in France
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9/3/2019   Post a comment
Also in today's bumper roundup: Sky linked to Liberty Global's fiber plans in UK, Fibrenation attracts potential investors, Openreach courts UK house builders and so much more!




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Broadband-infrastructure financial firm CoBank found rural Type II diabetes patients felt better, had improved relationships with their healthcare providers -- and saved money, when they had high-speed-powered telemedicine.
As some MSOs consider the direction of their future DOCSIS investments and others embrace full-fiber, most D3.1 adopters will finalize roll-outs this year.
JP Lee, Vice President at KT's R&D Center and head of the operator's access network technology R&D group, talks about the use of AI in telecoms and how the Korean operator devised its Dr. Lauren Project.
OptiComm CTO Stephen Davies shares the Australian fiber-only wholesaler's strategy to stay ahead of bandwidth demand using 10G-PON.
Jay Shah, Chief Data & AI Officer at Singapore-based network operator MyRepublic, discusses the hype around AI and talks about what it can really do for businesses.
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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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