What's the Icing on the In-Home WiFi Cake?
Flash Poll 3/13/2019 Post a comment
Analytics, artificial intelligence, mesh networks and other tools transform complex home networks into multiple ways cable operators can demonstrate their strengths and commitment to customers. Of the benefits MSOs already see or those they hope to reap in the future, which three do you think are the most important to their long-term future success due to factors like subscriber experience, time- and cost-savings and revenue boost?
2019: The Year of NG-PON2? Really?
Flash Poll 2/4/2019 6 comments
Will this be the year NG-PON2 is commercially deployed by at least one service provider? Or will it take at least another 12 months for Verizon, Altice or another operator to sign off and begin rolling out the next-generation PON technology in its network?
FCC Overlord for a Day: What Would You Do?
Flash Poll 12/19/2018 6 comments
Imagine for a moment that you're a member of your country's government, tasked with overseeing the body that governs communications and cable operators. What would be your top three priorities in this role? Choose from our list or add your own in the comments. (And hey, congratulations on getting the job!)
Hot in the (Smart) City
Flash Poll 11/13/2018 1 comment
Smart-city solutions include multiple capabilities from smart traffic control to public health. Who is best prepared to pool these separate smart islands into one integrated entity that truly creates a smart city? Select up to three options from our list -- and add as much extra detail as you'd like in the comments.
Which Route Delivers 5G for All?
Flash Poll 9/6/2018 1 comment
Most nations agree they are investing heavily in future-ready fiber infrastructure, in part to prepare for next-generation wireless. What is the best approach for countries to take for nationwide deployment of 5G?
Connecting the Digital Divide
Flash Poll 7/18/2018 3 comments
Which technology or mix of technologies will be most likely to end the digital divide by delivering high-speed broadband to rural regions?
Finding the Biggest Opex Expense
Flash Poll 5/23/2018 4 comments
In addition to seeking new forms of revenue-generating opportunities, service providers want ways to curtail operational expenditures. Which is the biggest drain on your budget and, perhaps, customer experience?
The Real Deal on 5G
Flash Poll 4/18/2018 6 comments
Providers are spending big on fiber, partly in preparation for 5G. Is this a wise use of their financial and fiber budgets? Let us know your view on 5G.
Who Holds the Smart Home Control?
Flash Poll 1/4/2018 5 comments
The battle over the smart home is heating up, as cable operators and telcos want to leverage their almost ubiquitous residential footprint into control over Internet of Things devices designed to make households more efficient, convenient and enjoyable. Simultaneously, webscale giants such as Amazon and Google, along with vendors like Apple and Samsung, are upping the ante with increasingly popular hub products. Who will win the battle?
Ping PON Ploys
Flash Poll 8/23/2017 1 comment
While Verizon is moving directly to NG-PON2, other telcos are adopting XGS-PON with plans to upgrade to NG-PON2 in the unspecified future. Which strategy do you think is best-suited for success?
Upping Your Home's IQ
Flash Poll 4/19/2017 26 comments
Which of the following smart-home devices do you currently own or plan to buy in the next 12 months? (Please check all applicable answers.)
Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO of 24-year-old Stealth Communications, shares his call to action to reject the current FCC's regulatory strategies and decisions.
Shields Energy's cloud-based IoT subscription service monitors power usage for telcos. It's currently only available to service providers for internal use, but it's an offering CSPs ultimately could provide to their customers for differentiation, lower churn and more revenue.
CBTS debuted a family of 10 Gbit optical networking solutions, coupled with off-the-shelf hardware and systems integration services designed to replicate the vendor experience of proprietary system days.
Spotty coverage and low penetration rates in Sacramento suggest that Verizon will have a tough time getting an attractive return on fixed wireless broadband service, analyst finds.
Under the supervision of technology leaders, Verizon has fully operationalized NGPON2 so it's a cornerstone of the provider's new Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) access architecture. But does that mean NGPON2 is completely ready for prime time?
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and ...
More Industry Announcements
- Consolidated Communications Bringing FTTP to Rural NH Town
Friday, March 22, 2019
- SCTE Foundation Welcomes Candidates for Oakes Scholarship for Women
Monday, March 18, 2019
- Schurz Communications' Subsidiary Champlain Broadband Buys Burlington Telecom
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- TN Utility Partners With Calix to Electrify Broadband With Fiber
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- NJFX Expands Into Latin America
Monday, March 11, 2019
- Atlantic Broadband Gives Amazon Alexa Voice to Tivo-Powered Platform
Thursday, March 7, 2019
- Zzoomm Zaps ADTRAN to Accelerate 10G FTTH in UK
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12 p.m. New York / 5 p.m. London
Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.
Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive ...
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!