News & Views
Content posted in June 2018
Comcast Out, Weekend In
Alison Diana 6/29/2018 49 comments
A fiber cut by a contractor created a Comcast outage impacting business and residential Internet, video and voice customers around the US and, potentially, other operators, the giant provider said on Friday afternoon. Bad news for profits, good news perhaps for local watering holes.
AT&T Expands Fiber & 5G Pilot Footprint
Alison Diana 6/29/2018 20 comments
The operator launched full-fiber ultra-fast broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 total metro regions nationwide, with plans to introduce mobile 5G services to 12 US cities by year-end.
Sensing New Fiber Optic Opportunities
Fiber Broadband Association 6/26/2018 30 comments
In this month's column, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold discusses how fiber optic sensing could reinvent business, government and personal lives from early prediction of earthquakes and tsunamis to protecting the border, the environment and critical infrastructure.
NTT's PON Demo Cuts 5G & FTTH Latency
Alison Diana 6/25/2018 4 comments
At Broadband Forum's second-quarter meeting, NTT demonstrated how Dynamic Broadband Allocation (DBA) software could optimize a future OLT and significantly reduce latency for 5G and FTTH.
High-Speed Broadband Blasting Through EU
Alison Diana 6/25/2018 7 comments
About 80.1% of Europeans now have access to next-generation networks for broadband access, according to the latest annual report by IHS Markit and Point Topic for the European Commission in the countdown to 2020.
5G Creates Generation of Uber Productive, Remote Workers
Broadband World News 6/21/2018 8 comments
With the arrival of 5G and ubiquitous high-speed broadband, remote employees will have access to an array of VR and AR tools that boost collaboration, regardless of location, writes Don MacLeod, Telecommunications Practice Director at TEKsystems.
TDM Migration on Near Horizon: Analyst
Broadband World News 6/20/2018 4 comments
Legacy maintenance costs, vendors disappearing or shifting their business models and operators' desire for business transformation mean the era of TDM migration really is nigh, says Heidi Adams, senior research director at IHS Markit.
ADTRAN Leads ONF's Future Open Network Plan
Alison Diana 6/19/2018 1 comment
ADTRAN is now an Open Networking Foundation supply chain partner and strategic advisory board member, placing the vendor at the forefront of ONF's development of a new reference design process for future networks.
Fiber & Cable for the Cloud: How to Deliver Reach & Speed
Broadband World News 6/14/2018 8 comments
A challenge operators face is delivering sufficient capacity to allow customers to access data-heavy applications and services: Fiber with ultra-low loss (ULL) can help, according to the final report in NGON & DCI Europe's three-part series.
Radio: ADTRAN Exec on Tooling Up for MDUs
Alison Diana 6/12/2018 3 comments
Join us on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, when Kurt Raaflaub, head of Strategic Solutions Marketing at ADTRAN, discusses how operators can use an array of tools to woo and win lucrative multi-dwelling unit contracts a growing market around the world.
Open Source Is Reshaping SDOs
Carol Wilson 6/12/2018 1 comment
ONAP's Beijing release is proof positive that standards development organizations are moving at the pace and in the manner of open source.
The Dumb Side of DIY Smart Homes
Alisons Wonderland 6/11/2018 42 comments
More consumers want do-it-yourself smart home devices. But that approach defeats the whole purpose of smart homes spending more time with family and getting out of household chores.
BT CEO Gavin Patterson Let Go by Board
Alison Diana 6/8/2018 13 comments
The board will replace current CEO Gavin Patterson this year, seeking a change of leadership to deliver BT's new strategy that shapes BT as a customer-centric, agile and lean provider of global managed services.
BT & Cisco SD-WAN: An Enterprise's Best Friends?
Alison Diana 6/7/2018 2 comments
British telco giant unveils BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN, a global managed services offering targeted at enterprises, that aligns with BT's goals to deliver more revenue-rich solutions that integrate SDN, virtualization and other BT capabilities.
Multi-Use Satellite RFP on Near Horizon for SES Networks
Alison Diana 6/5/2018 9 comments
SES Networks is on a journey to launch a satellite that can be used for multiple communications needs, the service provider disclosed during a press event at Exploration Tower in Cape Canaveral, Fla., near SpaceX's launch pad and barge (pictured).
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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- OpenVault intros Emergency Broadband Benefit support initiative for ISPs
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
The demand for high-speed broadband services and hyperconnectivity has driven massive surges in network data usage like never before. Due to this trend, the networks of communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly overburdened. Service providers need to optimize their networks to scale service delivery efficiently, while maximizing the opportunity to innovate at a rapid pace.
Learn how cloud-native containerized solutions can position CSP networks for long-term evolution and sustainable growth. Hear practical steps and flexible options for implementing a cloud-native PON solution in your network. Discover how to maximize operational resources and make way for enhanced applications, innovations and new use cases.
Topics to be covered include:
- How to implement cloud-native containerized PON
- The convergence of fiber and mobile networks