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.
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