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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/3/2021
From a broad point of view, next-generation access network activity slowed for many cable operators in 2020 as they focused on splitting nodes and adding capacity to existing network gear to keep up with the traffic surge fueled by the pandemic. However, Comcast said its work around network virtualization and the use of new AI and machine learning ...
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/22/2021
Comcast said it will hold off implementing data usage and capping policies in its Northeast division until 2022, a move that extends an earlier commitment to delay implementing those policies until July 2021.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/12/2021
It's no secret that overall broadband data consumption has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study from OpenVault shows that "power users" - those who consume at least 1 terabyte of data per month - have almost doubled.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/9/2021
The FCC is coming under increased pressure to bring back Title II network neutrality rules amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has illustrated the critical need for reliable broadband connectivity, particularly for low-income households.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/3/2021
Facing mounting pressure from lawmakers, Comcast has delayed charging broadband overage data fees in its Northeast division until July, per a set of commitments brokered by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/2/2021
Comcast will soon double the maximum downstream speeds of its "Internet Essentials" program for low-income households while it also moves to accelerate the deployment of Wi-Fi-powered "Lift Zones" for students.
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/1/2021
While its overall performance is still slumping, Rogers Communications is still posting broadband and IPTV subscriber gains as it grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/1/2021
Charter Communications has shed more light on its network expansion plan in rural areas, pledging to spend $5 billion to cover more than 1 million new customer locations in the coming years.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 1/29/2021
After adding pay-TV subs in Q2 (+102,000) and Q3 2020 (+53,000) aided by video bundling tied to explosive broadband subscriber growth, Charter Communications reversed direction in Q4 2020. Charter lost 66,000 residential video subs in the period, dropping its grand total to 15.63 million.
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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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Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
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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As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
Do a Google search of 'artificial intelligence broadband' and you'll get more than 9 million results in less than a second: The sheer volume of content out there shouldn't surprise anyone ...
Comcast, like any other major communications service provider, is undergoing significant changes in the way it grows its business, how it runs its business and the technologies it uses to ...
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.

Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
  • DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
  • FTTP and 10G PON
  • Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment

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