The constant push for more efficient, faster broadband networks and the reality of automation and consolidation in the communications sector are colliding trends that show up all over the place in this year's most popular stories.
As you look through -- and click through -- these stories, you'll appreciate that fiber is not only important because it's a better option than DSL, but because it feeds the 5G services that we'll hopefully see in the next 12 to 18 months from the nation's largest carriers.
As telcos build tomorrow's low latency broadband networks, we'll make sure you get all the reporting and analysis about each fiber access decision along the way right here on BBWN.
As we begin 2019, please take one last look back at the year that was and enjoy this list of Broadband World News' most popular news stories and blogs, written by the BBWN staff and key contributors.
It faces an uphill climb, but Viasat is exploring a plan to build 300 low-earth orbit satellites that could deliver low-latency broadband service and qualify for the US Rural Digital Opportunities Fund.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results