Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/15/2021
Nokia will look to establish a more direct connection with hundreds of independent cable and broadband operators after striking a fiber-focused deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/13/2021
Frontier Communications has tapped former AT&T exec Veronica Bloodworth as EVP and chief network officer, an appointment that comes as Frontier moves through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring process.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/31/2021
ADTRAN is taking particular aim at the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) opportunity with a new compact, ruggedized cabinet that's tailored for fiber deployments in unserved and underserved areas as well as locations on the edges of more urban environments.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/24/2021
Comcast said it will invest $1 billion over the next ten years to reach 50 million low-income Americans with Wi-Fi access and other digital tools designed to help bridge the so-called digital divide.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/23/2021
ATX Networks is starting to salt away cable network amplifier deals that stem from a licensing agreement with Cisco that the vendor struck more than a year ago.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/12/2021
Reflecting data demands seen during the pandemic, cable operator spending on upstream channel purchases climbed 96% in Q4 2020 versus 2019, according to fresh data from Jeff Heynen, VP, broadband access and home networking, at Dell'Oro Group. By comparison, global spending on cable network downstream channel purchases climbed just 3% during the period. ...
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/11/2021
Comcast confirmed that it activated speed upgrades for select tiers in its Central Division on March 9, including a boost that raises the maximum downstream of its 1-Gig service to 1.2 Gbit/s.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/10/2021
Fixed wireless Internet provider Starry told the FCC that it's preparing to test the "final performance" of its equipment operating in the 24GHz spectrum band, and that its next steps will be "final certification and deployment."
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/3/2021
From a broad point of view, next-generation access network activity slowed for many cable operators in 2020 as they focused on splitting nodes and adding capacity to existing network gear to keep up with the traffic surge fueled by the pandemic. However, Comcast said its work around network virtualization and the use of new AI and machine learning ...
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.

Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
  • DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
  • FTTP and 10G PON
  • Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment

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