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Content posted in October 2016
NBN Must Speed Up to Hit 2020 Targets, Says Senior Exec
Iain Morris  
10/31/2016   14 comments
Australia's national broadband network is under growing pressure on the technical and commercial sides.
Starman CTO on the Shift to FTTH
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10/28/2016   Post a comment
Jaanus Erlemann, CTO at Starman, explains why the Estonian cable operator is branching out from its DOCSIS strategy and investing in FTTH.
Virgin Throws Down the Ultra Challenge
Elliot Richards  
10/24/2016   7 comments
Providing an update on the Project Lightning program, Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge has thrown down the ultra-broadband challenge to his main rival.
BBWF: G.fast, Video, NG-PON2 & a New Way of Thinking
Ray Le Maistre  
10/20/2016   8 comments
This year's annual broadband love-in has witnessed a broad range of operator access strategies and multiple reminders that video is the key immediate reason to be investing capex in ultra-broadband networks right now.
Broadband Future Looks Like Video
Broadband World News  
10/19/2016   3 comments
Keynote speakers at the Broadband World Forum say the broadband innovation future looks a lot like B2B and B2C video.
Embracing the Broadband Community
Ray Le Maistre  
10/18/2016   6 comments
The three-day Broadband World Forum event in London is key for information sharing, networking and industry interaction in the ultra-broadband ecosystem.
Broadband Forum CEO on the Impact of Access Network Virtualization
Broadband World News Video  
10/14/2016   9 comments
Virtualization isn't just about the data center and network core -- there's the access network and the resulting operational and business impact of SDN and NFV to work out too.
G.fast – So Near, So Far
Ray Le Maistre  
10/13/2016   5 comments
There's a lot of excitement around the G.fast market as tech developments expand the deployment options but there are hurdles to overcome.
Pushing Hard & Fast
Elliot Richards  
10/12/2016   20 comments
At Adtran's recent Connect event, the company showed off how it plans to keep G.fast at the forefront of broadband technology.
Europe's Operators Have Turned a Corner, Says Ovum Analyst
Broadband World News Video  
10/10/2016   18 comments
Dario Talmesio, practice leader for Europe at Ovum, talks about how Europe's operators are managing to arrest the decline in their revenues, how IoT is impacting their business models and the potential impact on mobile operators of the shift towards quad-play packages.
Ovum Analyst on Net Neutrality & OTT Regulation
Broadband World News Video  
10/6/2016   1 comment
Luca Schiavoni, a senior analyst at Ovum's regulatory advisory service, discusses the latest net neutrality developments and the potential regulation of so-called 'OTT' service providers.
Orange Forecasts 'Common' Gigabit by 2018
Iain Morris  
10/5/2016   14 comments
Orange is already one of Europe's high-speed broadband pioneers, and it expects connectivity to get much faster in the next two years.
So Exactly What Is Ultra-Broadband?
Ray Le Maistre  
10/4/2016   13 comments
Let's define what we mean by ultra-broadband.
Ovum on Smart Home Strategies
Broadband World News Video  
10/4/2016   11 comments
The battle for the smart home is underway, but can communications service providers take advantage of their network access relationships with customers to build a compelling proposition?




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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.
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Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.

These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.

The discussion will cover:

  • Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
  • Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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