Feds Aim to Cut Rural Broadband Red Tape
Alison Diana 2/13/2019 8 comments
In the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report out today, 20 federal agencies pledge to simplify and accelerate the process for service providers to deliver broadband into America's countryside.
VITAS Tests AR/VR Tech on 5G Networks
Alison Diana 2/12/2019 8 comments
VITAS Healthcare is testing AR/VR to ease hospice patients' pain, using fiber infrastructure and 5G from AT&T, according to Maria Lensing, AT&T's vice president of Global Business Healthcare.
Calix CEO: 'We're Going to Drive Over 50%'
Alison Diana 2/6/2019 4 comments
Partner ecosystem is getting more diverse and Calix relies on broader base of service providers to sell, support and use its software- and cloud-based offerings, President and CEO Carl Russo tells analysts.
Net Neutrality Advocates Predict Victory
Alison Diana 2/1/2019 5 comments
Mozilla COO Denelle Dixon and petitioners start oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court on Feb. 1, and expect the diversity of laws cited to play a big role in the court's ruling.
ADTRAN's 2018 Earnings Set Up Strong Year
Alison Diana 1/24/2019 2 comments
After posting year-end and fourth-quarter earnings, ADTRAN kicks off 2019 with strong demand across its product line, including Gfast, EPON, DOCSIS and fiber technologies, and continued work in NG-PON2 with Verizon.
Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana 1/17/2019 16 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana 1/15/2019 50 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
AT&T's Scott Mair: Fiber Matters
Alison Diana 12/19/2018 13 comments
Automation, databases and tooling dramatically increase fiber's return on investment and reduce the cost of deployment to new subscribers, says AT&T's President of Operations, Scott Mair.
Dose of mHealth Good for Telcos: Berg
Alison Diana 12/18/2018 29 comments
The connectivity side of mHealth – or the use of telecommunications in medicine – is growing at a faster clip than other aspects of remote patient monitoring, according to researcher Berg Insight.
Fiber Connects More NA Homes Than DSL
Alison Diana 12/11/2018 8 comments
While Tier 1 carriers make up the vast majority of those deploying fiber to North American homes, other provider types are making their mark, RVA's study for Fiber Broadband Association finds.
Tier One ILECs primary providers for fiber deployment surge to North American homes, but
What's the Deal With WiFi 6 & Broadband?
Alison Diana 12/6/2018 19 comments
Many traditional telco vendors are incorporating WiFi 6 in their products – and that's good news for service providers targeting residential customers, smart cities and other markets.
Brazil's Oi: Reusing Fiber for FTTH & 5G
Alison Diana 12/5/2018 4 comments
Thanks to a new strategy and partnerships, one of Brazil's top service providers is ready to meet the country's anticipated surge in demand for fixed and mobile broadband connectivity.
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana 11/16/2018 14 comments
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Coal Miners Strike Gold With Fiber Optics
Alison Diana 11/8/2018 18 comments
When Lightworks Fiber & Consulting increasingly won bids from the local utility, it began training laid-off miners in fiber deployment – a win for everyone in the town of Frederick, Colo.
Mr. Broadband Heads to Washington
Alison Diana 11/7/2018 4 comments
Dusty Johnson, VP of consulting at Vantage Point in South Dakota, will soon head to DC as the state's sole member of the House of Representatives, bringing with him knowledge of the digital divide, rural America and broadband.
Calix Adds New Customers, Shows Earnings Growth
Alison Diana 11/6/2018 4 comments
After seven years of research, development and investment, Calix's transformation to a platform and software vendor focused on cloud-based, open systems for service providers appears to strike a successful chord with operators.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana 10/30/2018 33 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana 10/30/2018 7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Whether they enter the wireless arena, focus on fiber for backhaul, form an IoT department or team up with mobile operators, fixed-access providers can play a big role in the next iteration of 5G IoT.
With its multi-year investment in next-generation PON beginning to show a return, Verizon's Intelligent Edge Network is now a reality, CEO Hans Vestberg told attendees of the Verizon 2019 Investor Meeting today.
Sales of cable broadband access infrastructure will rise to $2 billion in 2023, Dell'Oro predicts in a new broadband access network spending forecast.
It still doesn't go well with milk but with the profile update to 212MHz, Gfast service offerings are a lot more aligned with fiber-only connections, writes UNH-IOL's Lincoln Lavoie.
In just 12 months, there's been more than a 25% decrease in the digital divide population, according to the Federal Communications Commission. But is that really true?
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
- Alaska Comm Board Grows to Add Aquino
Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Orange & NTT Sign Strategic R&D, Innovation Pact
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- Ciena Expands Coherent Optics Family With New WaveLogic Products
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- Optoscribe & Sumitomo Electric Cooperate on MCF
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Calix Adds New AXOS Systems & Services
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Clearfield Showcases New FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinets
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Calix Marketing Cloud Adds Behavioral Analytics-Based Churn Prediction
Thursday, February 14, 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!