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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/26/2020
CableLabs has released the specifications for DOCSIS 4.0, a technology that will put the industry on a path toward speeds of 10 Gbit/s downstream and up to 6 Gbit/s in the upstream.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2020
Also in this roundup: RDK's popular; WBA assumes control of Cisco's OpenRoaming; Virgin Media offers Gigabit to 1 million homes; and more.
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Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 3/17/2020
If 2019 was pretty much a year to forget for cable equipment suppliers, 2020 need not be all doom and gloom. (See Cable access network spending dropped 30% in 2019 - Dell'Oro.)
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/17/2020
Several US cable operators and telcos are temporarily lifting data caps and data overage charges to help deal the higher data demands expected from the COVID-19 outbreak that is forcing millions of people to work from home.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/11/2020
The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (Broadband DATA) Act, an initiative that aims to push the FCC to fix outdated broadband maps illustrating where data services are available, and where they are still lacking.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/9/2020
In this broadband sector news roundup: US cable cements its broadband stronghold; Italians at loggerheads; CityFibre shifts up a gear; UK's FTTH market linked to more funding; Canada's Xplornet snapped up for $2 billion.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/5/2020
2019 was a mixed bag for the global broadband access market, as PON OLT shipments climbed 16% and cable infrastructure spending dropped about 30%, according to new data from Dell'Oro.
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Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 3/4/2020
Encouragingly for operators wanting to break down broadband bottlenecks in the home, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) - an industry association that promotes Wi-Fi interoperability between operators - flagged what it claimed were successful trials of next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology in the 6GHz frequency band.
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/13/2020
Like most of its cable peers, Altice USA is finally joining the gigabit gang in earnest, as it accelerates its upgrade to FTTH networks in much of its territory and rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 in the New York City metro area.
Pam Baker, Freelance Writer, 10/23/2019
Unlicensed 5G applications open a new world of benefits to enterprises large and small, given their use of exceptionally wide bandwidth or broad channels at a time when other spectrum is nearing exhaustion.
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