Also today: SVoD services multiply in US homes, ADTRAN has a secret utility customer and Everstream extends its network.
The US government is scared that a foreign government could tap or block traffic in a new subsea cable being installed between California and Hong Kong, even though work on the cable has been going on for quite some time. "Ships have already draped most of the 8,000-mile Pacific Light Cable Network across the seafloor between the Chinese territory and Los Angeles, promising faster connections for its investors on both sides of the Pacific," reports The Wall Street Journal this morning. The cable's installation is backed by Facebook and Google. The Justice Department is wringing its hands because a Chinese investor, Beijing-based Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group Co., is also backing the project, The Journal reported.
Fiber connectivity is being embraced by many sectors in South Africa, but manufacturing remains behind the curve when it comes to rapid advances in connectivity and emerging technologies. (See Fiber Connectivity Key for SA Enterprises.)
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.
JP Lee, Vice President at KT's R&D Center and head of the operator's access network technology R&D group, talks about the use of AI in telecoms and how the Korean operator devised its Dr. Lauren Project.
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.