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Content tagged with IP/OPTICAL posted in August 2019
FCC: 2017 Data Shows DOCSIS, FTTH Bandwidth Boost
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/29/2019   3 comments
The FCC's look at data from almost two years ago finds that US broadband connections pumping out at least 100 Mbit/s downstream climbed dramatically.
BBWN Bites: Could CityFibre Acquire FibreNation?
Broadband World News  
8/29/2019   9 comments
In today's industry roundup: UK M&A speculation; Nokia promotion; Bouygues Telecom boosts its FTTH customer base.
BBWN Bites: DoJ Sees Subsea Cable as a Security Threat
Broadband World News  
8/28/2019   30 comments
Also today: SVoD services multiply in US homes, ADTRAN has a secret utility customer and Everstream extends its network.
Chaos Cuffs Cable's Access Network Players
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/26/2019   7 comments
Disruption among leading vendors is rampant as cable operators contemplate their next moves and as the industry pushes ahead with DOCSIS 4.0.
ADTRAN CEO Tom Stanton Q&A: All Access All the Time
Alison Diana  
8/21/2019   8 comments
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.
BBWF Interview: NOS's Manuel Eanes on the Smart Home Opp for Telcos
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/19/2019   5 comments
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.
BBWN Bites: Operators Get a Clue From Broadband Usage Data Before Cord-Cutters Cut
Broadband World News  
8/19/2019   14 comments
Residential subscribers typically increase bandwidth usage exponentially in the months prior to cutting the video cord, OpenVault's Broadband Industry report finds.
Illinois' $420M Broadband Program Is Part of National Trend
Alison Diana  
8/19/2019   7 comments
Governor JB Pritzker introduced the Broadband Advisory Panel, consisting of 25 private citizens and government professionals, who will work with ISPs to guide Illinois' $420 million investment in broadband infrastructure.
BBWN Bites: Liberty Global Plans All-Fiber Startup for Rural UK – Reports
Broadband World News  
8/16/2019   6 comments
Also today, Canada's telecom regulator cut wholesale broadband pricing, Freenet could slam brakes on Sunrise's shiny new deal and Vodafone tries a new bundle for broadband and mobile.
BBWN Bites: CBS-Viacom Returns to Content Glory, Charter CEO's Peeve
Broadband World News  
8/15/2019   10 comments
The amount spent on OTT continues to skyrocket as demonstrated (again) in the proposed CBS-Viacom deal. It makes sense, then, that Charter CEO Tom Rutledge does not like password sharing.
BBWF Interview: Slovak Telekom's Branimir Maric on Next-Gen Networks, FTTH & 5G
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/14/2019   4 comments
Branimir Maric, CTIO at Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, discusses the rise and future of the next-generation network, and the challenges and opportunities that are ahead.
ADTRAN Connects Operators to Smart-Home Opportunity
Alison Diana  
8/13/2019   5 comments
ADTRAN kicks open the door to connected home opportunity for operators, integrating SmartRG into Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite and debuting new products.
BBWN Bites: Mississippi Co-Op Aims to Provide Rural FTTH
Broadband World News  
8/12/2019   6 comments
Also in today's roundup: Reliance Jio looks to shake up India's broadband, subscribers retreat from traditional pay TV, and Microsoft called more attention to rural broadband needs in Iowa.
Broadband Forum's Connected-Home Standard Gathers Momentum
Alison Diana  
8/9/2019   11 comments
The industry association's latest iteration of its popular TR-069 standard was specifically developed to help providers remotely manage and control smart-home networks.
BBWN Bites: Warren's Expansive Broadband Plan
Broadband World News  
8/8/2019   2 comments
In other news, Liberty Global's broadband fight, Cable One's broadband gains, Shentel's ambitious fixed-wireless plans and some new names in the SCTE•ISBE org chart.
BBWN Bites: Streaming, Streaming Everywhere & Too Many Things to Watch
Broadband World News  
8/7/2019   7 comments
With AT&T and Disney making SVOD announcements today, it's becoming ever-more challenging for consumers and operators to keep up with the expanding and changing SVOD, OTT market.
BBWF Interview: BT's Ben Azvine on the Impact of AI, ML on Cybersecurity & IT
Broadband World Forum Perspectives  
8/7/2019   7 comments
BT uses advanced monitoring capabilities as well as traditional firewalls and intrusion prevention systems to boost its cybersecurity capabilities, Global Head of Security & Innovation Ben Azvine tells Broadband World Forum in an interview preview of his BBWF 2019 presentation in Amsterdam in October.
BBWN Bites: Subsidized New Builds Need Broadband Cabling, Irish Agency Says
Broadband World News  
8/6/2019   3 comments
Also today, SES connects with Amdocs on satellite network management using ONAP, Mexico gets a broadband assist in unserved areas and CommScope adds product aimed at cable's remote PHY network migration.
SpaceX Delays Satellite Launch 'Til Tuesday
Alison Diana  
8/5/2019   3 comments
Also in today's roundup: Corning fiber growth, WOW broadband results and new FTTH deployments from Safaricom.
BBWN Bites: Providers Spent $80B on Infrastructure in 2018 — USTelecom
Broadband World News  
8/2/2019   1 comment
Also today, CableLabs gets a new top R&D chief, Set TV is really dead and we have some broadband-related financial highlights from BT and Telecom Italia.
FCC Proposes $20B More for Rural Broadband, Details Map Data Changes
Broadband World News  
8/1/2019   4 comments
The FCC wants to earmark up to $20.4 billion over 10 years to expand broadband into unserved rural regions. It unveiled a new approach to data-collection that uses crowdsourcing and eventually ends Form 477.
Bell Canada Continues Broadband Quest
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2019   4 comments
Canada's biggest telecom provider bets big on fiber lines to take the broadband lead against Rogers, Shaw and other large cable operators.




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