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Content posted in August 2018
Britain's £95M Boost for Local FTTH, 5G
Alison Diana  
8/31/2018   10 comments
Having set aside £95 million ($123 million) of its Local Full Fibre Networks Investment Panel, the UK government this week began seeking proposals for ways to best deploy fiber for rural, public works, 5G and market development applications.
Telcos Stand Alone in Security & That's Not Good
Alison Diana  
8/30/2018   12 comments
Service provider networks are often the first place that malware, viruses and malicious spam will surface, but those firms rarely share information about their encounters with such security threats, according to Lastline's Threat Alert: Telecom.
ADTRAN Plows Resources Into Serving Rural Coops
Alison Diana  
8/29/2018   14 comments
Executives from four electric coops, including Steve Foshee of Tombigbeewill and NAEC's Bruce Purdy, said they will buy ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver gigabit broadband to their rural customers.
FCC Awards $1.5B to 103 Providers for Rural Broadband
Broadband World News  
8/29/2018   13 comments
The Federal Communications Commission let providers choose the technologies they'd use to deliver broadband to rural America, resulting in the awarding of $1.488 billion to 103 operators.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana  
8/28/2018   9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
Zero-Carbon Mayors Endorse Smart City Opportunities
Alison Diana  
8/27/2018   70 comments
Late last week, 19 mayors from major worldwide cities signed a pledge to ensure new buildings in their cities will operate at net-zero carbon by 203 and all buildings meet this mandate by 2050 — goals that demand high-speed infrastructure and smart-city solutions.
Frontier Names Treasurer as Interim CFO
Broadband World News  
8/24/2018   15 comments
Frontier Communications names current treasurer Sheldon Bruha to be interim chief financial officer as it evaluates candidates to replace R. Perley McBride, who's moving to Cox.
ADTRAN NetAssure Offers a Cure for Next-Gen Network Chaos
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   22 comments
With the unveiling today of its NetAssure Program, ADTRAN stakes a bigger claim on the integration market through features like virtual CTO, network audit and virtual plus on-site engineering.
Tibit Shrinks the PON OLT
Broadband World News  
8/23/2018   2 comments
Startup says its power- and space-conscious 'MicroPlug' OLT takes aim at both cable and telcos as networks start to become more distributed and virtualized.
Who Says Broadband Growth Is Slowing Down?
Alan Breznick  
8/23/2018   10 comments
Defying expectations, broadband subscriber growth spiked in the second quarter, MoffettNathason confirmed in its latest market report.
Putting the Fiber in Fixed Wireless
Alison Diana  
8/23/2018   9 comments
Service providers – including traditionally wireless-only operators – are heavily investing in fiber these days, and it’s not because they all plan to suddenly deploy fixed broadband networks. Rather, they recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless – especially as the industry and world hurtle toward 5G.
Cutting Through the Noise of Next-Gen Network Tech
Niall Hunt  
8/22/2018   6 comments
The future of broadband and telco is full of buzzwords. Which ones should you swat away? Which ones should you nurture? Broadband World Forum's ‘Technology in Broadband’ explores.
States Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality Rollback
Alan Breznick  
8/22/2018   26 comments
In a new twist, 22 states and the District of Columbia are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality rules, challenging the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
Verizon One Fiber: Not Rocket Science, but Smart
Alison Diana  
8/21/2018   8 comments
Early in its existence, Verizon reaps benefits from One Fiber program that unifies all inventory, purchasing and other cable-related decision-making for hardline and wireless groups, SVP Lee Hicks tells ADTRAN Connect audience.
GigaMonster Bets Big on MDU Broadband
Broadband World News  
8/20/2018   5 comments
Apartment-focused broadband provider will use fresh $45 million in new funds for expansion, more M&A.
Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alison’s Wonderland  
8/17/2018   13 comments
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things solutions, service providers can generate ongoing monthly revenue streams and subscriber peace of mind that their home truly is a fortress, physically and virtually.
Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana  
8/16/2018   3 comments
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 net adds for their broadband Internet services; the nation's leading telcos could not say the same thing, Leichtman Research Group found.
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick  
8/15/2018   3 comments
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based multiscreen video platform that can work with both cable set-top boxes and retail video devices.
Telcos Mount a Broadband Comeback
Carol Wilson  
8/15/2018   1 comment
After a long-running loss of broadband subscribers, AT&T and Windstream posted net adds, while CenturyLink and Verizon saw silver linings to their ongoing broadband loss clouds.
EIR Seeks FTTH Apprentices
Alison Diana  
8/14/2018   2 comments
Irish telco is recruiting 50 apprentices to help deploy large fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Ireland, a strategy the service provider has successfully relied on in the past.
Liberty Latin America Eyes Broadband Opening
Alan Breznick  
8/13/2018   4 comments
Liberty Latin America sees opportunity for broadband growth in Central America and Caribbean as the region recovers from last year's hurricanes.
Sprint CTO: On Fiber, 5G & the Future
Alison Diana  
8/13/2018   6 comments
John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
Liberty Global Seeks Broadband Growth Spurt
Alan Breznick  
8/10/2018   3 comments
With its first DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts now in the works, big European cableco aims to re-stoke its broadband growth engine with data speed hikes.
Calix Targets Operator Efficiency With Its AXOS E7-2 Aggregation Card
Alison Diana  
8/10/2018   1 comment
Calix has launched a line card for its AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System that enables operators to more efficiently aggregate traffic from remote systems and helps to reduce capex and increase operational efficiencies.
BT's Openreach Hits Brakes on Gfast Rollout
Iain Morris  
8/9/2018   4 comments
UK operator aims to cover more than 5.5 million premises with Gfast by the end of 2020, down from an original commitment of 10 million.
Apathetic City of London Landlords Threaten FTTP
Broadband World News  
8/9/2018   14 comments
If more businesses don't sign off soon, Openreach's plan to deploy fiber-to-the-premise across the City of London could be jeopardized, warns a City leader.
Vodafone, DT Add Vectoring to German Broadband Menu
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   2 comments
Germany's high-speed broadband leaders roll out more vectoring deployments to German residential and SMB customers, providing them with more speed options and another step in the path to 5G.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick  
8/8/2018   5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
Calix Profits Hit a 2-Year High
Alison Diana  
8/8/2018   1 comment
Customer diversity and cloud-based services help Calix hit a profit milestone during the second quarter.
FCC: Traffic, Not DDoS, to Blame
Alison Diana  
8/7/2018   6 comments
Despite the FCC's claims at the time its network crashed, there was no distributed denial of service during the net neutrality public comment period. People just cared &ndash a lot.
CSP Platforms Could Generate $11.2B Smart Home Opportunities
Alison Diana  
8/6/2018   10 comments
But will service providers be smart enough to embrace a new way of going to market in order to take advantage of the evolving smart home market? That, according to ABI Research, is the $11 billion question.
Altice USA Brings Gig Service to Broadway
Alan Breznick  
8/6/2018   2 comments
Fourth-biggest US MSO has begun a 'soft launch' of its symmetrical 1 Gig service in parts of the New York metro area as it continues to boost broadband speeds.
Alaska Comm Satellite Doubles Rural Schools' Speed
Alison Diana  
8/3/2018   6 comments
Using Eutelsat Americas satellite and its IP knowledge, the Anchorage-based service provider brings 25Mbit/s to a school district accustomed to 10Mbit/s connections – opening up a world of video, online education and more.
Gibson Connect Leverages Fiber Success for Bigger Buildout
Carol Wilson  
8/2/2018   2 comments
New subsidiary of rural electric cooperative has years of experience doing middle-mile fiber and now it's taking fiber all the way home.
US Ignite, NSF Go Beyond 5G for Next-Gen Wireless
Alison Diana  
8/1/2018   30 comments
US Ignite, Northeastern University and the National Science Foundation today released a second request for proposal to provide up to two wireless test beds where recipients will design, deploy and operate a set of platforms to advance next-gen wireless research across the States.
Charter Races to Wrap Up DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2018   2 comments
With 60% of its 50-million-home footprint covered by DOCSIS 3.1 now, the number two US cable and broadband provider aims to blanket the rest of its service areas by year's end.




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