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Content tagged with Smart Cities posted in August 2017
Gfast: The Fix for Ubiquitous Broadband
Pam Baker  
8/30/2017   7 comments
FTTP is the gold standard in anchoring the gigabit vision to reality, but, writes Pam Baker, Gfast costs pocket change by comparison. Can wider, faster spread of gigabit broadband really be done for less?
Comcast Constructs Smart Home Business
Alison Diana  
8/29/2017   19 comments
Comcast builds on its smart home business by emphasizing security and WiFi management.
nbn Connects 6 Million Australians
Alison Diana  
8/23/2017   11 comments
The Australian government's wholesale broadband network now connects more than half the nation's residential and commercial customers although marsupials are not served.
Viavi Acquires Trilithic (& New Markets)
Alison Diana  
8/22/2017   10 comments
With its acquisition of Trilithic, Viavi now expands into new opportunities such as leakage detection and prevention, Europe and Asia and MDUs.
Smart Cities: Data Is Lifeblood, Telcos King
Chris Wheal  
8/21/2017   26 comments
Metropolis' approaches to digitization may differ, but two things are clear regardless of geography: Data and service providers play a critical role in smart cities' success. That's the lesson cities like Cali, Colombia and other urban areas are learning.
Cybersecurity Opportunities & Pressure Heat Up
Alison Diana  
8/18/2017   21 comments
A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
What Is the Future Shape of the Broadband Industry?
Niall Hunt  
8/7/2017   6 comments
A new study by the Broadband World Forum provides an insightful peek into the concerns and business priorities of all the key players that make up the broadband ecosystem.
Operators Want You: UBB Creates Lots of Jobs
Alison Diana  
8/2/2017   28 comments
Adoption of new infrastructure enhances service providers' ongoing challenge to attract and retain top technology (and other) employees; bad news for operators but great news for job seekers.




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