Also today, OneWeb's satellite success, DZS-KeyMile gets a win, Siklu switches CEOs and smart-home devices go forth and multiply.
Fixed wireless radio vendor Siklu has appointed Ronen Ben-Hamou as its new CEO. With more than 20 years' experience in telecom and IoT at companies such as Telit and Ericsson, Ben-Hamou aims to lead Siklu in the burgeoning market for 5G mmWave solutions. No word yet on what led the company's former CEO, Eyal Assa, to the exit. Assa was appointed as Siklu's CEO just over two years ago, is no longer listed on the company's website and wasn't even referenced in the press release announcing Ben-Hamou's appointment.
Canadian MSO Shaw Communications launched the BlueCurve home WiFi app to accelerate broadband growth and create a foundation for IPTV services across its DOCSIS 3.1 network. BlueCurve is Shaw's version of Comcast Xfinity and the service has helped Shaw increase broadband subscriptions and equipment self-installs. (See Shaw Bets on BlueCurve for Broadband.)
OneWeb today said all six satellites traveling in low earth orbit (LEO) delivered high-speed, low latency services at more than 400 Mbit/s. This easily allowed them to stream real-time, fully high-def video from space. The tests occurred in Seoul, South Korea.
German broadband provider COM-IN is using DZS-KeyMile's MileGate access platform to expand its optical fiber infrastructure and deliver full-fiber to all residents and businesses within the city of Ingolstadt by 2021. (See COM-IN Chooses DZS-KeyMile for All-Fiber Network.)
According to Parks Associates, 28% of US broadband households own at least one smart-home device. After buying their first connected device -- often a thermostat, security camera or speaker -- many quickly add to their collection, as device-owning households have an average of six units in their home, the research firm said.
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
The federal watchdog agency recommends the FCC consider eliminating the old cost-accounting program since it's more prone to fraud than the alternative reimbursement method among small, rural providers that receive about $2.5 billion annually to deploy broadband.
The strength of natural disasters like hurricanes is worsening, scientists say, and it's imperative that broadband infrastructures can withstand or be speedily repaired post-catastrophe, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers.
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
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