OneWeb launched its latest satellites on a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The streaming video giants are doing their bit to reduce the pressure on access networks, with Facebook (including Instagram) the latest to reduce bit rates for video delivery in Europe and also Latin America, reports Reuters. The move in Europe followed a plea from European commissioner Thierry Breton for high-definition restraint. (See BBWN Bites: EU calls for HD restraint.)
Denmark is close to having 100% fixed broadband coverage, up from 92% in 2018, and is in line to have fixed broadband penetration of 39% by 2024, according to a forecast from research firm GlobalData. "Denmark decided to remain technology-neutral in delivering its broadband targets, however, a lot of fixed broadband development revolves around fiber," noted Sergej Gavrilov, a telecoms market data and intelligence analyst at GlobalData.
Telecom software giant Amdocs is investing in, and partnering with, smart home management specialist Veego Software, which has developed automated device and service monitoring tools for the connected home environment. Amdocs is integrating Veego's software into customer experience management and customer care solutions and says the duo have lab trials underway with several unidentified major service providers. Details of the Amdocs funding were not made public: Veego previously raised $5 million in May 2019 from a trio of VC investors. (See Veego adds Amdocs as partner, investor .)
Amdocs has also launched doxi HomeOS, which it describes as a "cloud-native home operating system (OS) powered by artificial intelligence (AI)." (See Amdocs launches cloud-native home OS .)
Having struck a deal with Slovenian broadband tech vendor Iskratel and the Slovenian Development Bank SID Bank, Ukranian operator Ukrtelecom plans to build GPON access networks in more than 200 settlements, many previously without any broadband access, in 13 regions of the country. The operator has earmarked 200 million Ukrainian Hryvnia (US$7.2 million) for the project, which is being funded by SID Bank. For more details, see this Ukrtelecom announcement.
Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.
Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.
Topics to be covered include:
Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
FTTP and 10G PON
Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment