Also, ISP knows gamers aren't playing, Boris Johnson blathers about broadband, Prysmian Group unites Denmark and the UK, the government throws a spanner in Inmarsat's deal and Open Fiber chooses FWA provider.
CenturyLink is adding 4.7 million more miles of fiber in 50 major US cities by 2021, the company said today. It already finished phase one of the expansion -- 3.5 million miles of fiber -- in June. When CenturyLink last completed a deployment like this, it was a different company and fiber deployments were quite different, too, according to CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan. He tells Light Reading about how advances in optical tech help CenturyLink leverage partner Corning's fiber-optics and what that means for broadband. (See CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth.)
ISP Ghost Gamer Broadband formally debuted a pro-gamer broadband service designed for the UK's competitive online gaming community. It leverages parent company Structured Communications' business-grade broadband and focuses on delivering resilient, stable connectivity that maintains speed and reliability even during peak playing times. The service is powered by multiple 10 Gbps upstream fiber circuits for continuous, reliable speed, according to Ghost.
Ghost Gamer Broadband is available across three tiered packages, based on connection type: Fiber to the Premises and G.Fast, Fiber to the Cabinet and ADSL.
(Image source: Ghost Gamer Broadband)
National Grid Viking Link and Energinet chose Prysmian Group to develop Viking Link, the first submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark. The contract, worth close to €700 million ($781.3 million), includes design, manufacture and installment of the entire 1,250 km (about 777 miles) cable for the submarine route and all of the 135 km (about 84 miles) of land cables on the UK side.
Citing national security, UK's government has stalled satellite-broadband provider Inmarsat's deal to be acquired by a private-equity led consortium for $3.4 billion. The Competition and Markets Authority must write a report about the "competition and national security aspects of the proposed transaction" by September 17.
Government-backed Open Fiber chose Intracom Telecom to supply it with the fixed-wireless access (FWA) solutions it needs to provide high-speed broadband to about 20 million Italian premises. These primarily rural homes and small businesses are generally too hard to reach with fiber and copper-based technologies like VDSL and Gfast.
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
In a provocative new BBWN webinar, Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton will delve into cable's next-gen HFC architecture plans and explain why going all-fiber may make more sense for operators right now.
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes helped steer the Portuguese service provider toward a future heavily reliant on smart homes and cities. It's a decision the provider is glad it made.
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.
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.