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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/18/2018
With the July debut of its TV-as-a-Service multi-tenant managed streaming service, MobiTV Inc. expects broadband providers large and small to dive into the crowded live, streaming TV market to see if they can outshine Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue and many more.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/18/2018
Thanks to reverse-powered Fiber-to-the-Curb, Australian wholesaler nbn is eliminating costly and disruptive trenching and using copper to deliver last-mile connectivity from sidewalk-based Distribution Point Units (DPUs) to homes.
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Logan Armendone-Mowbray, for BBWN, , 6/13/2018
The optical networking industry faces challenges related to bandwidth, costs and how to deliver more for less in order to serve growing demand for data, multiple-device connectivity and speed. Internet-based traffic, cloud services and TV-quality video streaming drive bandwidth growth of about 50% annually -- and pundits predict that demand will swell ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/12/2018
There's more than one way to deliver high-speed broadband to customers -- and that means operators must have more than one tool in their virtual toolbox.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/11/2018
As vendors simplify their smart devices, consumers increasingly wish to self-install this equipment -- a trend that could create additional support problems for broadband providers that deliver WiFi and wireless connectivity.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/8/2018
As the face of BT's past, Gavin Patterson cannot be the face of BT's future. The BT CEO will exit during the second half of the year -- a move needed to deliver on BT's new strategy, according to the British provider's board.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/7/2018
BT this week launched a global SD-WAN managed service offering based on Cisco technologies.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/7/2018
Taiwan Broadband Communications is expanding its three-year-old over-the-top offering to include live TV on open devices and video-on-demand.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/6/2018
Digital aerial surveyor Bluesky is giving British telcos a mile-high view of their fiber deployments and mobile 5G strategies, to empower operators to save time and money and deliver better services to customers in both rural and urban regions of Great Britain.
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We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:

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