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Building a Broadband Business
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1/13/2020   Post a comment
Other than increasing the speeds you offer subscribers, what other services do you offer or are you considering? (Choose all that apply.)
Battle of the Standards: EPON v GPON
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11/21/2019   2 comments
For years, ITU's GPON and IEEE's EPON traveled a similar path. With the development of next-generation PON technologies, the differences are becoming more apparent. Which standard will be more adaptable to current and future needs?
Surpassing Customers' Need for Speed
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9/23/2019   Post a comment
Despite the lack of any real killer app that demands gigabit subscriptions, residential customers are increasingly ramping up their fixed-access broadband speeds – good news for providers' ROI and ARPU. What is the highest speed you offer residential customers today?
A Tale of 2 Tariffs
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7/26/2019   Post a comment
Has the tariff dispute between the United States and China, plus the ongoing Huawei debate in several countries, impacted your business?
What's Causing Your Fiber Headache?
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5/15/2019   Post a comment
It has many benefits, but even the strongest advocates agree fiber deployments come with challenges. Which is the primary obstacle for your organization?
What's the Icing on the In-Home WiFi Cake?
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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?
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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.
What's at the Top of Cable's To-Do List?
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3/1/2018   11 comments
What do you see as the biggest next-gen tech priority for cable operators this year?
What's Stopping the Smart Home?
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1/31/2018   13 comments
What are the biggest obstacles to deploying smart-home services?
Who Holds the Smart Home Control?
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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?
Year of the MVNO Deal?
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11/7/2017   2 comments
In light of Verizon's agreements with Comcast and Charter and the more recent partnership between Sprint and Altice USA, do you think we will see more MVNO relationships?
What's Up With Google Fiber?
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10/5/2017   15 comments
With no CEO, a fiber construction freeze and a much lower profile, has Google Fiber's charter changed?
Ping PON Ploys
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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?
Big Bang for the Buck?
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7/7/2017   6 comments
Is fiber a good investment for venture capitalists and private equity firms?
Galloping to Gigabit G.fast?
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6/5/2017   9 comments
When will Gbit/s G.fast be deployed?
Upping Your Home's IQ
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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.)
What's Top of Cable's To-Do List?
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3/13/2017   12 comments
What do you see as the biggest next-gen tech priority for cable operators this year?
Picking Pai’s Priorities at the FCC
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2/2/2017   18 comments
What should the Federal Communications Commission tackle first under new Chairman Ajit Pai?
SDN in the Access Network
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1/6/2017   4 comments
When will SDN capabilities start to be deployed at scale in commercial fixed broadband access networks?
Gigabit's Killer App
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9/27/2016   53 comments
Which single application or service will drive the greatest demand for Gigabit broadband services?




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