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Content tagged with Smart Cities posted in April 2018
Closing the Fiber Gap for Business
Fiber Broadband Association  
4/30/2018   22 comments
Fiber-to-the-business is booming, writes Fiber Broadband Association CEO and President Heather Burnett Gold, and that's good for business.
Big Acquisitions Have a Ripple Effect on Broadband Biz
Alison Diana  
4/27/2018   37 comments
When two large companies become one, the impact is felt throughout the broadband industry.
CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   16 comments
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana  
4/20/2018   1 comment
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural regions, will soon deploy new full-fiber infrastructure in Georgia that it will offer to service providers, municipalities and utilities as the backbone of their broadband services such as Internet, IP video and telemedicine.
ADTRAN New Mesh Network Promises Smarter WiFi at Home
Alison Diana  
4/16/2018   21 comments
ADTRAN expands Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite so service providers can deliver cloud-based whole home network plus valuable add-on offerings to residential customers tired of WiFi dead spots, slow speeds and pricey retail modems.
UK's Indie Operators Feed Fiber to Hungry Market
Alison Diana  
4/13/2018   4 comments
The UK public and government may dis Tier 1 operators BT and Openreach for their perceived lethargy in deploying fiber, but so-called 'altnets' are bridging that gap and already pass about 1 million with high-speed fiber, a new report finds.
Iowa's Secret for Getting Big Bandwidth to Small Towns
Alison Diana  
4/12/2018   7 comments
In a state where much of the population is scattered across almost 1,000 small towns, Iowans learned to be self-reliant for telephone -- and now gigabit broadband -- for many regions.
Telekom Austria Has Money to Spend
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   20 comments
With a reported $1 billion available to spend on acquisitions, Telekom Austria is poised to reshape the European broadband market.
DT Powers Up the Smart Appliance Market
Alison Diana  
4/6/2018   31 comments
Thomas Rockmann, vice president of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, discusses the benefits and opportunities smart appliances deliver for consumers and service providers.
Openreach Virtual Dark Fiber Simplifies CSPs' Managed Services
Alison Diana  
4/4/2018   2 comments
Britain's Openreach unveils high-bandwidth managed service for operators that melds the best of managed services with the benefits of dark fiber access.
Mozilla Awards Last Gigabit Community Fund Winners but Keeps Gigabit Focus
Alison Diana  
4/3/2018   4 comments
After launching its Gigabit Community Fund in 2012, Mozilla handed out its last $1.2 million to 14 recipients. But it plans to continue addressing the need for high-speed broadband in underserved markets, such as rural and inner cities, via new programs.
M&As Consolidate India's Telco Market
Alison Diana  
4/2/2018   2 comments
Merger and acquisition activity among Indian service providers surged to a value of $14.69 billion in 2017, up 500% from $2.7 in 2016, and amid expectations of continued consolidation in 2018, EY research finds.




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