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Better Broadband Gets Better Scores for USDA Funding
Alison Diana  
6/17/2019   Post a comment
The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing symmetric, high-speed infrastructure when considering loan and grant applicants.
NG-PON2 Tunable Optics Prices Too High for Nokia
Alison Diana  
6/5/2019   6 comments
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
CenturyLink Enterprise: Shining a Light on Network Opportunities
Alison Diana  
6/3/2019   8 comments
As enterprises adopt public networking, their adoption of dark fiber for high-security uses grows, said Ed Morche, president of enterprise and government markets at CenturyLink.
MEF Releases SD-WAN Definitions to Boost Adoption
Alison Diana  
5/28/2019   5 comments
MEF made the final draft standard of SD-WAN service and attributes publicly available, with plans to release the final version in July.
DT's Fiber Invasion, One Partner at a Time
Alison Diana  
5/24/2019   5 comments
Deutsche Telekom just signed an infrastructure project with the Gigabit Region Stuttgart, home to 174 municipalities and almost 3 million people, one of many partnerships the German operator has inked in its bid to grow revenue and business.
Telcos Top Managed SD-WAN Services Market Share: Report
Alison Diana  
5/23/2019   8 comments
Mobile and cable operators represented half the managed SD-WAN services market share in this fast-growing space, while other broadband providers such as ISPs and satellite operators also appeared on Vertical Systems Group's ranking.
Broadband Forum Opens Connected Home to Standards
Alison Diana  
5/21/2019   8 comments
Organization extends popular TR-069 standard for use in smart homes, looking to simplify and standardize market for vendors, operators and end users.
How Amazon & SpaceX Could Reshape Broadband Competition – Report
Alison Diana  
5/15/2019   11 comments
By slashing subscriber pricing by more than $30 billion annually, Low Earth Orbit satellite companies led by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk as well as OneWeb have the potential to usher in a whole new era of broadband.
BSO Acquires IX Reach to Bolster Wholesale Services
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   6 comments
Acquisitive private network, cloud and hosting provider BSO expands worldwide customer base of wholesale service providers, ISPs, content providers and networks with purchase of IX Reach.
DASAN Zhone Credits Breadth of Products for Strong Q1
Alison Diana  
5/13/2019   1 comment
Ability to deliver copper- and fiber-based technologies to service providers around the world helped DZS beat expectations and boost revenue to start 2019.
BT Openreach to Ramp Up Fiber Rollout
Alison Diana  
5/9/2019   1 comment
Openreach will increase fiber rollouts by one-third within the next 18 to 24 months and 50% by the mid-2020s, said BT CEO Philip Jansen.
Network Operator Zayo Acquired by Equity Firms in $14.3B Deal
Alison Diana  
5/8/2019   2 comments
In a cash deal valued at $14.3 billion, investment firms Digital Colony and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund acquire dark fiber and network services firm Zayo and take it private.
GoSEMO's Fiber Broadband Extends Life Beyond Field of Dreams
Alison Diana  
5/6/2019   2 comments
Rural Missouri electric utility creates broadband co-op and learns from other co-op companies how best to build a reliable network to keep rural residents connected.
Calix's Revenue Dinged by Supply Chain, but Strategy Paying Off
Alison Diana  
5/1/2019   1 comment
Problems with supply chain hurt Calix Q1 revenue, but other metrics demonstrated the company is on the right transformational path, said CEO and President Carl Russo.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana  
4/26/2019   7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana  
4/25/2019   15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
ADTRAN Starts 2019 With More Revenue & Customers
Alison Diana  
4/18/2019   2 comments
First-quarter earnings show demand for range of ADTRAN products and services, including Gfast, VDSL, XGS-PON and professional services, CEO and President Tom Stanton told analysts.
Ireland's National Broadband Plan Delayed... Again
Alison Diana  
4/15/2019   6 comments
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun — and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
Good Timing, Follow Up Can Keep Broadband Customers Happy
Alison Diana  
4/8/2019   35 comments
J.D. Power's most recent survey reveals that in-home technicians can keep customers happy by being on time, following through and communicating clearly.
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana  
4/2/2019   26 comments
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
Clearfield CMO: Fiber Is an Economic Engine
Alison Diana  
4/1/2019   15 comments
Fiber is the tie that binds together current and future broadband demands, says Clearfield Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Morgan.
CSPs Support Connected Health's Growth Spurt
Alison Diana  
3/29/2019   14 comments
Service providers can play an invaluable role in remote-monitoring and telehealth solutions, a market that will reach more than 17 million Europeans by 2024, according to Berg Insight.
Vermont Seeks Rescue for Dial-Up Holdovers
Alison Diana  
3/28/2019   24 comments
Vermont's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to fund expansion of high-speed broadband to residents who still dial up for connectivity in 2019.
Broadband Forum Takes On Disaggregated BNG
Alison Diana  
3/27/2019   6 comments
A Broadband Forum group, led by David Sinicrope, with help from Geoff Burke, is working toward an architecture for disaggregated BNG that simplifies management and cuts costs for operators in a world of growing broadband demand.
CSPs Plug in to Electric SaaS with Shields Energy Solution
Alison Diana  
3/21/2019   22 comments
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, Cincinnati Bell's Integrator: Proprietary Service With Open Source Freedom
Alison Diana  
3/20/2019   5 comments
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.
Sky Sends UK Wholesalers' Fiber-Filled Hearts Soaring
Alison Diana  
3/18/2019   5 comments
Sky recently began exploring altnet wholesalers' high-speed, high-reliability network offerings, the next step in the Comcast-acquired provider's move to be more agile and customer-centric.
D3.1 Delivers the Gigs – but Does Anyone Want Them?
Alison Diana  
3/14/2019   4 comments
MSOs now have widely deployed DOCSIS 3.1 across North America, yet only a small percentage of consumers have subscribed so far. Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick asks if it was worth the investment during this CNG2019 panel.
Analytics Carve MSO Profit From Home WiFi
Alison Diana  
3/13/2019   56 comments
Some consumers blame everything bad on WiFi, but analytics provide MSOs with insight that can prevent problems and improve the customer experience, said panelists here at CNG2019.
Wholesaler Group i3Forum Takes Disruptive Path to Partnership
Alison Diana  
3/12/2019   1 comment
Saudi Telecom is the most recent international wholesaler to join the organization, which soon plans to release a platform that allows carriers to anonymously compare themselves to competitors.
Spectrum Enterprise Provides SD-WAN as a White-Glove Managed Service: Parimi
Alison Diana  
3/11/2019   3 comments
To encourage customer adoption and hide the sophistication and complexity of wide-area network technologies, Spectrum Enterprise deployed its SD-WAN offering as an end-to-end managed service.
Telia Carrier Automates Wavelength Calcs – for a While
Alison Diana  
3/8/2019   7 comments
Telia Carrier participated in a successful live-network trial of Infinera's autonomous intelligent transponder (AIT) technology on its 1,500km (932-mile) international network.
Facebook Makes Fast Friends With W.Va
Alison Diana  
3/5/2019   9 comments
Governor Jim Justice says Facebook's plan to deploy about 275 miles of high-speed fiber optic cable through West Virginia gives the state an opportunity to partner and reach unserved residents at a fraction of the regular cost.
Broadband Map Gets Open Sourced via App
Alison Diana  
3/4/2019   20 comments
With a little help from its friends, a group of county government professionals built a mobile app to create a true picture of US broadband speeds and availability, especially in underserved and unserved areas.
5G Isn't Just for Mobile Operators: Ericsson
Alison Diana  
2/22/2019   54 comments
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.
Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
Alison Diana  
2/21/2019   20 comments
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.
US Digital Divide Shrinks a Lot, Says FCC – Really, Though?
Alison Diana  
2/20/2019   30 comments
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?
RLEC Lumos: SMBs Want Wired, Symmetrical, High-Speed Broadband
Alison Diana  
2/14/2019   9 comments
Rural service provider Lumos Networks taps ADTRAN's 10G solution to sate its Virginia SMB customers' hunger for high-speed symmetrical fiber-based broadband.
Feds Aim to Cut Rural Broadband Red Tape
Alison Diana  
2/13/2019   12 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   9 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.
Spectrum Enterprise Survey Points to Better, Broadband-Powered Healthcare
Alison Diana  
2/11/2019   6 comments
A HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise, identifies five patient experience initiatives to where healthcare providers can boost the customer experience and bring in higher margins using advanced broadband networks.
Calix CEO: 'We're Going to Drive Over 50%'
Alison Diana  
2/6/2019   5 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.
Gfast Brings High-Speed Broadband to KDDI MDU Customers
Alison Diana  
2/5/2019   6 comments
Japanese provider KDDI will use Nokia's Gfast solution to bring speeds of up to 830 Mbit/s to city dwellers.
Melita Imports Gigabit Broadband, Plume Smart Home to Italy
Alison Diana  
2/5/2019   2 comments
Subsidiary Melita Italia will use wholesaler Open Fiber's network to offer gigabit broadband and smart-home bundled services in four cities beginning this April, reaching more than 30 cities and 3,000 sales points by year-end 2021.
Shutdown an Unexpected Boon for Rural Broadband Providers?
Alison Diana  
2/5/2019   4 comments
The government shutdown did not impact CAF II funds and while it may impact the USDA's $600 million ReConnect Program, the extra time could benefit rural coops, municipalities and providers eligible for the monies, says ADTRAN's Gary Bolton.
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.
Fiber Kicks Super Bowl Communications Out of the Stadium
Alison Diana  
2/1/2019   8 comments
Like Tom Brady, mobile gets most of the spotlight during the Super Bowl ramp-up. But don't underestimate the role of fiber optic cable, working steadily in the background to ensure the quarterback can make a touchdown.
Tonga Cable Outage Cuts Deep for Polynesian Kingdom
Alison Diana  
1/30/2019   23 comments
Ten days after an Internet outage hit Tonga, the island nation continues to rely on a satellite provider as Tonga Cable determines how to repair two cuts to its fiber-optic submarine cable.
Arvig Takes On Many Roles in Competitive Broadband Arena
Alison Diana  
1/29/2019   10 comments
Ben Wiechman, who heads network strategy at tier-three operator Arvig, delivers fiber-based gigabit services to enterprise customers, and uses a mix of fixed technologies to provide rural subscribers with high-speed connectivity.
Sky to Twinkle With Small Satellites-Powering Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/25/2019   33 comments
Up in the moonlit sky, entrepreneurs hope we soon will gaze upon thousands of inexpensive networked small satellites, meeting the needs of IoT, data collection, rural broadband and the armed forces.
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The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing symmetric, high-speed infrastructure when considering loan and grant applicants.
UK mobile operator will use its 5G spectrum to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) service in London in August and plans to have that offer, plus mobile 5G services, in 25 UK cities by the end of this year.
Authorization of $166.8 million over next decade earmarked for 60,850 unserved rural homes and businesses across 22 states.
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
As enterprises adopt public networking, their adoption of dark fiber for high-security uses grows, said Ed Morche, president of enterprise and government markets at CenturyLink.
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