Latest Content tagged with Smart Cities
Want a Smart City? Build a Fiber Backbone
Fiber Broadband Association 5/31/2019 18 comments
Fiber future-proofs city networks, is fast and reliable and research shows a strong correlation between fiber deployment and small cell activity – all essential for smart-city development.
DT's Fiber Invasion, One Partner at a Time
Alison Diana 5/24/2019 9 comments
Deutsche Telekom just signed an infrastructure project with the Gigabit Region Stuttgart, home to 174 municipalities and almost 3 million people, one of many partnerships the German operator has inked in its bid to grow revenue and business.
Why 9-1-1 Needs Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 4/30/2019 10 comments
Emergency services are too critical to rely on any infrastructure other than fiber, especially in rural areas where mobile and satellite services can cut out, argues Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association President, in this month's exclusive column.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana 4/25/2019 15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
Fiber Connectivity: the Wheaties of E-Sports
Fiber Broadband Association 3/27/2019 24 comments
Businesses want to buy in to the increasingly popular and lucrative online world of e-sports, where people compete live from their homes in video games that demand ultra-fast, symmetrical access with low latency and high quality of service.
CSPs Plug in to Electric SaaS with Shields Energy Solution
Alison Diana 3/21/2019 22 comments
Shields Energy's cloud-based IoT subscription service monitors power usage for telcos. It's currently only available to service providers for internal use, but it's an offering CSPs ultimately could provide to their customers for differentiation, lower churn and more revenue.
5G Isn't Just for Mobile Operators: Ericsson
Alison Diana 2/22/2019 70 comments
Whether they enter the wireless arena, focus on fiber for backhaul, form an IoT department or team up with mobile operators, fixed-access providers can play a big role in the next iteration of 5G IoT.
Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
Alison Diana 2/21/2019 20 comments
With its multi-year investment in next-generation PON beginning to show a return, Verizon's Intelligent Edge Network is now a reality, CEO Hans Vestberg told attendees of the Verizon 2019 Investor Meeting today.
Feds Aim to Cut Rural Broadband Red Tape
Alison Diana 2/13/2019 12 comments
In the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report out today, 20 federal agencies pledge to simplify and accelerate the process for service providers to deliver broadband into America's countryside.
Google Buries Louisville Fiber Plans
Alison’s Wonderland 2/7/2019 60 comments
Search engine giant opts to leave Louisville, KY, rather than replace the entire network after nanotrenching technique creates nightmare experience for customers and residents.
Calix CEO: 'We're Going to Drive Over 50%'
Alison Diana 2/6/2019 5 comments
Partner ecosystem is getting more diverse and Calix relies on broader base of service providers to sell, support and use its software- and cloud-based offerings, President and CEO Carl Russo tells analysts.
CES 2019: Three Big Trends, One Silent Star
Fiber Broadband Association 1/28/2019 94 comments
In this month's blog, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers shares the one common thread holding together all CES and 5G technologies – from smart toilets and baby monitors to next-gen communications solutions and AI.
ADTRAN's 2018 Earnings Set Up Strong Year
Alison Diana 1/24/2019 2 comments
After posting year-end and fourth-quarter earnings, ADTRAN kicks off 2019 with strong demand across its product line, including Gfast, EPON, DOCSIS and fiber technologies, and continued work in NG-PON2 with Verizon.
Broadband Forum 2019: Focused on Services
Alison Diana 1/17/2019 16 comments
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
Why Did FCC Kill NTIA's Broadband Map?
Alison’s Wonderland 1/16/2019 5 comments
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
AT&T's Zeto: Smart Cities Are Built on Platforms
Alison Diana 1/15/2019 50 comments
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
AT&T's Scott Mair: Fiber Matters
Alison Diana 12/19/2018 13 comments
Automation, databases and tooling dramatically increase fiber's return on investment and reduce the cost of deployment to new subscribers, says AT&T's President of Operations, Scott Mair.
Dose of mHealth Good for Telcos: Berg
Alison Diana 12/18/2018 29 comments
The connectivity side of mHealth – or the use of telecommunications in medicine – is growing at a faster clip than other aspects of remote patient monitoring, according to researcher Berg Insight.
Put a Buy on Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 12/13/2018 26 comments
Fiber Broadband Association President Lisa Younger's new neighbor Amazon isn't the only one demanding high-speed fiber infrastructure as a prerequisite for anywhere it calls home (or HQ2), she writes in her newest blog. After all, the numbers don't add up any other way.
Can Brexit Boost British Broadband?
Alison’s Wonderland 12/12/2018 18 comments
Ex-pat Alison Diana finds some Brits focused on improving the country's pretty abysmal service since it's something they can control — unlike Brexit, Theresa May's future, Parliamentary games or anything else to do with the relationship between the EU and UK.
What's the Deal With WiFi 6 & Broadband?
Alison Diana 12/6/2018 19 comments
Many traditional telco vendors are incorporating WiFi 6 in their products – and that's good news for service providers targeting residential customers, smart cities and other markets.
Brazil's Oi: Reusing Fiber for FTTH & 5G
Alison Diana 12/5/2018 4 comments
Thanks to a new strategy and partnerships, one of Brazil's top service providers is ready to meet the country's anticipated surge in demand for fixed and mobile broadband connectivity.
Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.