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Fiber Broadband Association, , 1/30/2020
As the immediate buzz from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) dies down and the telecom and tech worlds prepare for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, conversations continue to center on 5G and the next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications it will enable. Self-driving cars. 8K TVs. VR glasses. Wearables we haven't even yet invented.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/30/2020
In its fourth quarter of 2019, Calix returned to year-over-year growth, demonstrating the company's ongoing successful transformation from a traditional hardware vendor to a provider of platforms and services, according to President and CEO Carl Russo.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/29/2020
Also in today's fixed-access broadband news, AWS and Iridium team on satellite-based CloudConnect to Amazon Web Services to 80% of the unconnected world; House Dems to unveil five-year, $760 billion, unfunded infrastructure program that includes broadband plan; Calix posts Q4 revenue rise; and more.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/24/2020
The Broadband Forum is focused on developing carrier-grade WiFi, while it sees ongoing projects in connected home, broadband abstraction and WiFi management begin to bear fruit this year.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/23/2020
Also today, Verizon will soon offer premiere gaming to Fios 1-Gig subs, Frontier and CenturyLink break CAF II promise, Telecom Italian and Open Fiber deal hits snags and more.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/22/2020
Also today, Netflix grows bigger, Netflix+ accelerates European invasion, DT and Deutsche Glasfaser pilot FTTH network, UK pub owner pays piracy price, Polish agency fines Polkomtel for bundle boo-boo and more about fixed-access broadband topics such as investment, simplifying smart city infrastructure and German utility EWE.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/17/2020
Also on this Friday edition of BBWN Bites, NBCUniversal reveals Peacock's launch dates and pricing, BT's head honcho talks turkey with UK PM, while operator hopes deal with Google Stadia floods its networks bandwidth-hungry gamers, cut sub-cable disconnects some South African subs and more.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/16/2020
Once the path to subscriber loyalty and ARPU, television services have lost their luster and profitability. Service providers must now find new, sticky paths to ongoing revenue -- the topic of an upcoming webinar on Broadband World News.
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 1/16/2020
Also today, pay-TV providers did not have a lot to celebrate in 2019, Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's broadband budget, Shaw Communications' Q1 numbers and more.
Pam Baker, Freelance Writer, 10/23/2019
Unlicensed 5G applications open a new world of benefits to enterprises large and small, given their use of exceptionally wide bandwidth or broad channels at a time when other spectrum is nearing exhaustion.
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.

In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.

This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.

Key topics include:

  • Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
  • Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
  • Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
  • Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
  • Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.

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Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.

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