Happy new year -- and happy new name here at Broadband World News!
Over my years of covering technology -- going from the indirect computer channel such as system integrators and consultants to interviewing CIOs, CISOs and other C-levels at enterprises and healthcare, then onto high-performance computers, and now telcos and cablecos -- I've rarely been able to explain my job to non-industry friends or family. Sometimes even the titles of the publications were inexplicable, jargon-laden names that "outsiders" struggled with.
I assure you my parents' inability to understand the meaning of UBB2020 was not behind the name change! But greater transparency and a step away from industry lexicon is welcome. Our new name also more accurately reflects our charter of providing global coverage of broadband news.
The name Broadband World News more closely reflects the publication's close relationship with Broadband World Forum and the annual BBWF event.
Sure, our moniker has changed but our focus on the critically important world of fixed-broadband remains constant. Throughout the year, you'll continue to see content on the topics we've always covered: vital technologies such as Gfast, fiber, XGS-PON, NG-PON2, vectoring and VDSL, for example. You'll still see insight from leading vendors about things like their new products, the supply chain and how they want to differentiate themselves in an era of open source, interoperability and standards.
We'll also carry on sharing operators' stories about implementations, cross-vendor testing and challenges, recruitment and retention strategies, winning sales approaches and powerful partnerships. And of course you'll find analysis of data from analyst firms, including sister companies such as Heavy Reading and Ovum, to help drive your decision making and spot trends that affect your organization.
In 2018 we shall begin experimenting with some different content, including new contributed articles from industry executives, more video, radio shows with service provider executives as guests and more.
Welcome to Broadband World News. We're delighted you're here and look forward to sharing some of this exciting new year with you.
Broadband-infrastructure financial firm CoBank found rural Type II diabetes patients felt better, had improved relationships with their healthcare providers -- and saved money, when they had high-speed-powered telemedicine.
Fiber-only broadband services provider Greenlight Networks uses infusion of capital for 525% headcount increase and accelerated deployment of fiber optic networks to expanded customer base in Rochester, NY, region.
Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.