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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2021
Taking a step toward network and service convergence, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) recently approved two standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), an initiative focused on the development of standardized nodes for access networks.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
Just as COVID-19 ushered in an acceptance that broadband is essential, the concurrent era of a worsening climate crisis is also making clear just how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2021
Comcast shares closed down 7.3% Tuesday after company CFO Mike Cavanagh warned that subscriber growth in broadband, now considered the cornerstone of Comcast's cable business, is showing signs of slowing when compared to pre-pandemic levels.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/25/2021
When the US Congress eventually gets an infrastructure package to President Biden's desk, it will contain $65 billion for broadband, the country's most significant investment in Internet infrastructure to date. But several states aren't waiting around for that influx of cash to make multi-million-dollar investments toward closing their digital divides.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/25/2021
Much of the communications industry's M&A action lately has centered on small and midsized network operators. But the telco and cable giants aren't always the instigators. In fact, many recent deals have come from private equity (PE) firms and other less conventional players.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/23/2021
Although the broadband element of the $1 trillion US infrastructure bill does not set superfast minimum speed requirements, it will help to accelerate the upgrade of copper-based network infrastructure to fiber, Charlie Vogt, CEO of network gear and software company DZS, said.
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Broadband World News, , 8/17/2021
The highly anticipated 2Africa subsea cable system is expanding even farther, adding four new branches to extend connectivity to the Seychelles, the Comoros Islands and Angola, as well as adding a new landing in southeast Nigeria.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/12/2021
Widescale deployments of DOCSIS 4.0 are still years out on the horizon, but CableLabs and its Kyrio subsidiary are already preparing to conduct an initial wave of interoperability tests with suppliers later this year and into 2022.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/10/2021
The US Senate on Tuesday passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes about $65 billion in funds earmarked for broadband, including dollars to help low-income Americans pay for broadband services.
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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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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:

  • Microservices
  • Containerization
  • How to implement cloud-native containerized PON
  • The convergence of fiber and mobile networks

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