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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/18/2020
The global broadband access market was hit and miss in Q2 2020, as total revenues ticked up 6% thanks to strong PON growth, but cable access network sales dropped 8%, according to new data from Dell'Oro Group.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/11/2020
Also in this roundup: thousands more get fiber in rural UK; Halifax County, Virginia, finds $2M in CARES Act for broadband; NCTA builds "K-12 Bridge to Broadband."
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/10/2020
US cable operators have pulled down the lion's share of new broadband customers during the pandemic paired with a spike in the rate of broadband subscriber growth. But general consumer demand for connectivity is just one reason for the surge, according to Craig Moffett, analyst with MoffettNathanson.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/10/2020
Altice USA isn't going to let a straight-up rejection halt its pursuit of a deal to acquire Cogeco and divvy up the spoils with Canadian operator Rogers Communications.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/2/2020
Altice USA and Rogers Communications have teamed up on a complex deal that aims to divvy up Cogeco's US and Canadian cable operations and drive more consolidation in the broader North American cable market.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/28/2020
The DOCSIS 4.0 era will be years in the making, but operators and vendors say now is the time to start preparing the network for a new platform that will put 10-Gig downstream speeds within reach alongside improvements in areas such as network security, latency and reliability.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/26/2020
At a time when connectivity is more important for school-aged kids than ever, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that over 360 million young people lack access to the Internet.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/19/2020
It didn't take long for Charlie Vogt to leave his stamp on Dasan Zhone Solutions.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/13/2020
Thanks in part to local dominance by certain large cable operators and telcos, almost 50 million Americans live in areas with only one choice of broadband provider, claims a new study from the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR).
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
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Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
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The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?

Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.

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