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Content tagged with IP/OPTICAL posted in March 2018
Pay-TV Subs (& Cablecos) Love OTT Partnerships
Alison Diana  
3/29/2018   24 comments
About one fifth of pay-TV subscribers bought OTT services via their service providers in 2017, a 110% increase compared with 2016, Parks Associates found.
To 400G & Beyond
Adrian Pennington  
3/28/2018   1 comment
The 400G era has arrived, allowing network operators to squeeze yet more bits from their network assets.
ADTRAN Buys Cable Market Share With Sumitomo EPON Acquisition
Alison Diana  
3/20/2018   12 comments
ADTRAN acquires EPON technology and North American personnel from Sumitomo Electric, although Japanese vendor retains rights to Asian market and becomes full distributor for all ADTRAN solutions, in a deal for undisclosed terms.
Will Operators Buy vBNG Software From Router or Broadband Manufacturers?
Michael Howard  
3/19/2018   3 comments
A new battleground has emerged over who will supply broadband network gateway (BNG) subscriber management software – traditional router vendors or broadband equipment manufacturers, writes IHS Markit's Michael Howard.
Testing Vendors Move to Automate the Entire Network
Alison Diana  
3/16/2018   1 comment
Without end-to-end automation of the network, service providers cannot help customers – enterprise, government, manufacturing, healthcare – succeed and that's something testing vendors recognize and are acting upon.
BT Innovation Exec: Let's Lay the Foundation for Optical Standardization
Broadband World News  
3/14/2018   1 comment
Kevin Smith, Transmission Futures and Innovation at BT, shares his views on the main challenges the industry has been facing, predictions for the next 2 to 5 years, the key technologies enabling scalable optical transmission and much more.
CenturyLink CEO Switch Moves Up 7 Months
Broadband World News  
3/12/2018   9 comments
Originally scheduled to retire at the end of 2018, CEO Glen Post now says he'll step down on the day of the company's annual shareholder meeting in May to make room for Jeff Storey to take over the large service provider's reins.
Pay-TV Subscriptions Fall but Providers Not Worried
Alison Diana  
3/12/2018   8 comments
There seems no end in sight for for plunging pay-TV revenue; from a two-year high of $101.71B, pay-TV revenues will decline to $75.13B by 2023, Digital TV Research predicts.
CableLabs Boosts Optical Fiber Efficiency
Broadband World News  
3/9/2018   1 comment
CableLabs' most recent work, called Full Duplex Coherent Optics, is designed to improve operators' efficiency when they deploy coherent optics in the access network.
Gfast Munches Up DSL Sales
Alison Diana  
3/9/2018   2 comments
Even though Gfast Amendment 3 solutions are not widely available, the promise of symmetric gigabit Gfast is tempting service providers away from DSL and into Gfast testing and trials, a recent Dell'Oro Group report finds.
Clearfield's Compact Cabinet Expedites Carriers' FTTx Deployment
Broadband World News  
3/8/2018   1 comment
Clearfield's new FieldSmart Fiber Distribution Hub 144-port cabinet extends FTTx deployments.
NG-PON2 Success Depends on Dropping Price of Tunable Optics: Ovum
Alison Diana  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
Shipments of optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONTs) are increasing, as the vendor supplier base grows alongside news of NG-PON2 equipment deployments, but the price of tunable optics must drop to encourage more NG-PON2 adoption.
Improving the Subscriber's Quality of Experience
Lincoln Lavoie  
3/7/2018   7 comments
WiFi performance a key driver of their subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).
Rural Hospitals Happy With Fiber – for Now
Carol Wilson  
3/6/2018   3 comments
Research commissioned by Spectrum Enterprise show vast majority of rural healthcare facilities are content with current networks but may not be prepared for what's to come.
Nokia Builds Up Smart Home Portfolio With Mesh WiFi
Broadband World News  
3/5/2018   9 comments
Nokia WiFi, slated for June availability, uses beacons to form a mesh network and connects to residential customers' fiber to ensure whole-home, high-speed broadband coverage.
AT&T's Donovan: Tax Cut Funds Fiber Feast
Alison Diana  
3/2/2018   8 comments
AT&T will spend a large chunk of its tax-cut windfall on fiber that'll go toward serving 3 million homes this year and the service provider's 5G infrastructure, CEO John Donovan told Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference attendees this week.
IPTV Benefits From Broadband Investments
Alison Diana  
3/1/2018   12 comments
Over the last 18 months, white-box IPTV vendor MobiTV sees uptick in sales and interest from cablecos, municipalities and utilities, as operators compete head-on with OTT providers and look to enhance customer experience.




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