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Content tagged with Smart Cities posted in July 2018
Cutting the Cord: Ensuring Subscriber's Quality of Experience on WiFi
Lincoln Lavoie  
7/26/2018   31 comments
UNH-IOL and Broadband Forum will soon launch the Carrier Grade WiFI Performance Test Plan, designed to ensure service providers meet subscribers' QoE and QoS expectations without costly, time-consuming and customer satisfaction-destroying truck rolls or support calls.
Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
Alisonís Wonderland  
7/20/2018   27 comments
Rural customers pay up to 40% higher utility bills than their more urban peers. Broadband providers can push smart home solutions as a way to offset electricity costs.
ADTRAN Feels Those New Customer Good Vibrations
Alison Diana  
7/18/2018   6 comments
ADTRAN saw most sales grow and costs drop this quarter compared to the first three months of 2018, and that's not the only good news CEO and President Tom Stanton shared with analysts today.
Just Connect, Already
Alisonís Wonderland  
7/17/2018   31 comments
New study sponsored by Internet Innovation Alliance finds almost no difference in how people prefer to connect to Internet – via wireless or wireline.
One Day, Two New Paths to Accelerate Fiber Rollout
Alison Diana  
7/13/2018   3 comments
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August general meeting. That same day, Clearfield announced general availability of a common fiber distribution panel designed for use in every fiber deployment.
Securing Smart Homes Is Huge, Often Ignored, Opportunity
Alison Diana  
7/11/2018   19 comments
Total global spending on IoT cybersecurity solutions will reach more than $6 billion by 2023, and some of that money is going toward smart home security, a new Jupiter Research report finds.
Microsoft & Partners Fill Rural Divide With White Spaces Broadband
Alison Diana  
7/6/2018   3 comments
Using TV white spaces antennae, Microsoft, partners like Radwin and service providers say they can serve rural customers and bridge the digital divide.
IIoT + SMBs Spells Operator Opportunity
Alison Diana  
7/5/2018   2 comments
Global spending on the Industrial Internet of Things will reach $91.4 billion by 2023 and that's great news for operators focused on technologies, services and resources for SMBs in verticals such as healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing that need both high-speed broadband and IIoT solutions.
Cincinnati Telecom Seals Deal on Hawaii's Treasures: Fiber, Cloud, IT
Alison Diana  
7/3/2018   5 comments
The purchase, announced one year ago, accelerates Cincinnati Bell's strategy to expand its high-speed, high-bandwidth fiber optic network while building a complementary IT solutions and cloud services business.




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