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Content tagged with Smart Cities posted in January 2018
Smart Home Devices Ring Up Support Calls
Alison Diana  
1/29/2018   35 comments
In 2020, smart home devices will generate 13.5 million support requests in the US, compared to 11 million this year, Parks Associates finds.
How Service Providers Can Improve Smart-Home Customer Experience – Webinar
Alison Diana  
1/24/2018   15 comments
Residential subscribers rely on service providers for home WiFi and connected IoT devices. New competitors are entering this lucrative market, and operators should leverage technology to enhance customer experience, accelerate new service deployment and cement their strong relationships, says Calix's Greg Owens in a webinar on January 30.
How Ammon Reshaped Its Broadband Market
Alison Diana  
1/22/2018   4 comments
When Ammon became dissatisfied with its high-speed broadband costs, the Idaho city built its own infrastructure using fiber and SDN to serve government institutions and a growing number of residences, then lease access to operators.
Republican SubCommTech Members Tackle Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/11/2018   10 comments
The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), says its resolutions are the foundation for new broadband rules designed to improve coverage and accessibility around the United States.
Tivo Files New Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Comcast X1
Alison Diana  
1/11/2018   10 comments
Tivo company Rovi today filed eight new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast's X1 platform, a move the DVR vendor hopes will encourage the cableco to renew its long-lapsed contract.
CenturyLink's New Year's Resolution: Exploration & Investment
Alison Diana  
1/10/2018   3 comments
Having finalized its acquisition of Level 3, CenturyLink looks ahead to a year replete with enterprise and services revenue, and continued testing and deployment of next-generation network and broadband technologies, says SVP Pasha Mohammed.
Cisco DOCSIS Licensing Improves Cablecos' Fight Against FTTH
Alison Diana  
1/9/2018   4 comments
At CES, Cisco deployed a licensing model for its Converged Broadband Router (cBR-8) designed to cut costs and management headaches so cablecos can more efficiently compete against FTTH.
FCC to Shrink Digital Divide Without Expanding Broadband
Alison Diana  
1/8/2018   29 comments
The Federal Communications Commission's plan to include wireless broadband's slow Internet speed will eliminate digital divide and funding without improving rural and under-served residents' connectivity needs.
Service Providers: Softwarization Is Job One
Alison Diana  
1/4/2018   1 comment
If providers had a magic wand, they'd use it to instantly turn hardware into lines of code. Since they don't, they're relying on software-defined networking, NFV and other tools to remove hardware cost and complexity from their networks.
2018: Broadband Investments Pay Dividends
Alison Diana  
1/2/2018   1 comment
Having dipped their toes into multiple broadband technology pools last year, cablecos and telcos are overwhelmingly expected to dive right in to high-speed connectivity, software-defined access and virtualization to support new services and revenue streams in 2018.
Welcome to Broadband World News!
Alison Diana  
1/2/2018   8 comments
The name has changed but we will continue to focus on the vital, global fixed broadband sector and the many technological, business and service transformations it's undertaking.




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