Also, UK's fiber fix advances (a bit), Slovenian CSP meshes into smart homes, Viasat partners get world of new opportunities, Sweden's Netsam upgrades with ADVA, a new Ting town in N.C. picked for gigabit service and Portugal's NOS taps Tata for a custom DOCSIS router.
Reshuffling at the top WOW's IT department: Former senior VP Bill Case is now chief information officer. One-time chief technology officer Matt Bell, who was hired for this role in April 2018, is departing the service provider. WOW is looking for a new CTO, who also will be responsible for network operations and engineering. (See WOW! Promotes Case to CIO, CTO Bell Leaves and WOW! Hires New Chief Technology Officer.)
About 8% of UK premises have access to full-fiber broadband, Ofcom said, citing data gathered during the first four months of 2019. That adds up to about 400,000 properties in the UK, the regulator said.
Telekom Slovenije debuted Turbo WiFi, designed to deliver whole-premise network coverage across apartments, multi-level houses and SMBs, by combining the AVM FRITZ!Box modem and FRITZ!WLAN repeater to form a mesh network.
Viasat opened international opportunities to its telecom Master Agents, allowing its channel-program participants to sell the satellite operator's business Internet as a primary or secondary connectivity service into Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Swedish CSP Netsam deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 and FSP 150 to upgrade its metro network and meet ever-increasing data traffic needs. The solution, which includes the ADVA FSP 3000 open line system with micro-RoadMs, accelerates Netsam's ability to turn on new services and use its fiber most cost-effectively, according to ADVA. (See Netsam Upgrades Metro Network With ADVA .)
Bandwidth Broadens Markets & Margins
Symmetric, high-speed offerings by Ting and others empower adoption of smart home technologies, along with traditional uses such as gaming, video streaming and Internet surfing.
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Tucows division Ting is expanding its presence in North Carolina by extending its fiber-only, gigabit FTTP network into the town of Rolesville, the provider said today. Rolesville will become the operator's next "Ting Town."
Portuguese provider NOS turned to Tata Group division Tata Elxsi to help develop its first RDK-based DOCSIS 3.1 router. The integrator incorporated software for enhanced manageability and accelerated deployment of new services, as well as improved customer experience and monetization opportunities, for the gigabit router.
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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