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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2021
Vecima Networks claims to be the first out of the chute with a commercially ready node that's built upon the SCTE's recently released Generic Access Platform (GAP) standards.
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Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/15/2021
Julie Kunstler discusses developments in passive optical networks and why operators are turning to PON to reduce 5G small cell transport costs, and to support their own 'green' initiatives.
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Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/14/2021
Jaimie Lenderman discusses the growth of alt-nets, the entrance of new vendors, the evolution of PON and why the industry is poised for 'exponential' growth.
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Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/14/2021
GlobalData Principal Analyst Emir Halilovic discusses the changes in enterprise PON connectivity that have been unlocked by SD-WAN.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2021
As the $65 billion broadband bill begins gathering dust in Congress, awaiting final passage along with the rest of the Biden administration's infrastructure bill and broader jobs-and-families plan, the lack of a permanent chair and full staff at the FCC threatens to derail important aspects of the country's plan for universal broadband before the new ...
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/14/2021
Comcast is laying claim to a "10G" milestone with word that it has completed a "network to modem" connection of DOCSIS 4.0 technology. That connection, made via a live lab trial, was the result of Comcast's virtual cable modem termination system (vCMTS) speaking to DOCSIS cable modems configured to operate in the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) band.
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Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/13/2021
Omdia's Dario Talmesio talks about how fiber infrastructure is attracting more investors these days, and why they see value in something other than retail telecoms services.
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Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/13/2021
Ronan Kelly, Adtran's CTO for its EMEA & APAC regions, discusses the future of GPON as so many other PON variants are battling for the hearts, minds and wallets of network operators around the world.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/12/2021
Barriers preventing women from accessing the Internet and participating online have cost low- and lower-middle income countries (LLMICs) an estimated $1 trillion in GDP in the last ten years.
Perspectives: Opinion & Commentary
Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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