Battle of the Standards: EPON v GPON
Flash Poll 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
Flash Poll 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
Flash Poll 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 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.)
PON sales remain strong, particularly in Europe, while cable access purchases slipped 8%, according to Dell'Oro Group.
Google Fiber is testing a $100 per month, 2Gbit/s service in two markets next month, with plans to offer it more broadly in early 2021.
General consumer demand during the pandemic, accelerating footprint expansions and a spike in new household formation are all contributing, analyst says.
Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei will continue to seek an 'end game' resulting in the acquisition of Cogeco's US subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband.
Under a $7.8 billion deal, Altice USA makes a play to acquire Cogeco's US-based Atlantic Broadband division, and then sell Cogeco's Canadian assets to Toronto-based Rogers Communications.
More Industry Announcements
- Cincinnati Bell wins 56 wireless spectrum licenses
Friday, September 18, 2020
- Conexon, CommScope collaborate on FTTH builds
Thursday, September 17, 2020
- TalkTalk: 58% of UK workers 'more productive' at home
Thursday, September 17, 2020
- Cambium delivers breakthrough 60GHz fixed wireless
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- Benu Networks leading open BNG development for TIP
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- Virgin Media launches broadband backup services
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- FirstLight tapped for long-haul fiber build
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
- Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
- Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
- How providers can get started
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