News & Views
Content posted in March 2018
Fiber Is Key to Becoming 5G Ready
Fiber Broadband Association 3/28/2018 Post a comment
In the debut monthly column from Fiber Broadband Association executives and members, President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold shares the tangible value fiber plays to cities as they prepare for 5G.
To 400G & Beyond
Adrian Pennington 3/28/2018 1 comment
The 400G era has arrived, allowing network operators to squeeze yet more bits from their network assets.
Operators Unlock Millennials' Smart Homes
Alison Diana 3/28/2018 46 comments
Millennials are, unsurprisingly, enthusiastic about smart home technologies, but devices' interoperability could derail IoT popularity unless service providers send the right marketing message.
Shaw SVP: Imitate Competitors to Win
Alison Diana 3/27/2018 20 comments
At Cable Next-Gen, Shaw Communications' SVP of Product Development & Strategic Programs Dennis Stevens discussed how cable operators must become more agile to compete in an IP-based, OTT world.
Q&A: Broadband Law Group Partner Talks FCC, M&As & ROI
Alison Diana 3/26/2018 2 comments
At the Broadband Law Group, former NTIA attorney Cynthia Schultz spearheads federal regulatory compliance, broadband, appeals and audits, as well as grants management and public-private partnerships, plus FCC and Rural Utilities Services federal technology programs.
How Home-Tech Waiting Game Costs Providers
Alison Diana 3/23/2018 9 comments
Debut J.D. Power study on subscribers' perceptions of installation and post-installation service for residential wireline services demonstrates clear reasons why providers' customer experience, full-home WiFi and scheduling investments are critical for success.
For Cablecos, IoT Is the Place to Be
Alison Diana 3/22/2018 38 comments
The Internet of Things provides cable operators with a treasure trove of opportunities across an array of vertical and horizontal markets, Cable Next-Gen panelists such as Dale Turner of Shaw Communications (left) and Doug Blue of Calix (right) agreed.
Gigabit Speeds: The Lamborghini of Broadband
Alison Diana 3/21/2018 7 comments
Between 10% and 20% of new Mediacom subscribers choose the operator's gigabit service, despite any clear-cut use cases. And that's okay with consumers, says Mediacom CTO and SVP JR Walden during a Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies panel in Denver.
Britain Drops £95M Into Fiber Deficit
Alison Diana 3/14/2018 6 comments
The UK government unveiled the first 13 recipients of half the £190 million allotted for fiber-to-the-premise projects designed to deliver gigabit speeds around the country.
CenturyLink CEO Switch Moves Up 7 Months
Broadband World News 3/12/2018 9 comments
Originally scheduled to retire at the end of 2018, CEO Glen Post now says he'll step down on the day of the company's annual shareholder meeting in May to make room for Jeff Storey to take over the large service provider's reins.
Gfast Munches Up DSL Sales
Alison Diana 3/9/2018 2 comments
Even though Gfast Amendment 3 solutions are not widely available, the promise of symmetric gigabit Gfast is tempting service providers away from DSL and into Gfast testing and trials, a recent Dell'Oro Group report finds.
Can Feds Finally Get 'Dig Once' Done?
Alison Diana 3/8/2018 7 comments
The US is expected to finally approve a Dig Once policy that would incorporate fiber conduits in federally funded highway construction projects, simplifying and accelerating broadband deployment across the country.
AT&T's Donovan: Tax Cut Funds Fiber Feast
Alison Diana 3/2/2018 8 comments
AT&T will spend a large chunk of its tax-cut windfall on fiber that'll go toward serving 3 million homes this year and the service provider's 5G infrastructure, CEO John Donovan told Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference attendees this week.
IPTV Benefits From Broadband Investments
Alison Diana 3/1/2018 12 comments
Over the last 18 months, white-box IPTV vendor MobiTV sees uptick in sales and interest from cablecos, municipalities and utilities, as operators compete head-on with OTT providers and look to enhance customer experience.
Financial support for winning bids from more than a dozen smaller broadband players will be disbursed in 120 monthly payments, starting at the end of this month.
The cable operator is seeing a 'little bit of a slowdown in the net adds in the cable business' in the current quarter, but still expects 2021 growth to beat pre-COVID 2019 levels, CFO Mike Cavanagh told investors.
Kuiper Systems, Amazon's satellite broadband unit, counters that concerns about SpaceX's 'Gen2' plan for Starlink has nothing to do with slowing competition, but is about holding SpaceX to FCC rules.
Providing OneWeb with a big-name tenant, AT&T plans to tap into OneWeb's developing low-Earth orbit satellite broadband platform to serve businesses in remote parts of the US.
Amazon's Kuiper Systems wants the FCC to dismiss SpaceX's next-gen satellite broadband plans while SpaceX calls the complaint a delay tactic to slow competition and help Kuiper can catch up.
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