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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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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.
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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 ...
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Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
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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.

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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 ...
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Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
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