News & Views
Content posted in October 2017
Calix's EXOS OS Integrates Smart Homes
Alison Diana 10/30/2017 19 comments
The upcoming release of the EXOS operating system on next-generation GigaFamily gateways reduces the complexity of what Calix President and CEO Carl Russo calls the "Wild, Wild West" of IoT.
ZTE on Future Networks
Sponsored Video 10/30/2017 6 comments
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
Broadband's Hot Topics
Broadband World News Video 10/27/2017 17 comments
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, as Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre divulges from the Broadband World Forum 2017 show floor.
Pattern Emerges for ADTRAN's Mosaic
Ray Le Maistre 10/26/2017 5 comments
Vendor boasts of positive feedback from operators as it builds out and shows off its software-defined access proposition around multiple access technology architectures.
Chewing the Broadband Fat at BBWF 2017
Broadband World News Video 10/26/2017 2 comments
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast and automation -- and manage not to get too distracted by a giant blue fluffy head.
Taking Steps Toward EU's Gigabit Society
Broadband World News 10/25/2017 1 comment
European government agencies shared some of the steps they are taking to help operators and communities end the digital divide and achieve ubiquitous ultra-broadband coverage.
Operators Share 2020 Goals
Broadband World News 10/25/2017 16 comments
An international panel of operator executives discusses their 2020 goals, and some of the varied opportunities and challenges they face.
5G is the 'Next Big Transformation in the Network'
Broadband World News 10/24/2017 1 comment
5G is the “next big transformation in the network – the next big revolution if it is done the right way,” according to Thomas Magedanz, Head of NGNI at Fraunhofer Fokus, who spoke this morning at the LeadersIn Broadband Summit at Broadband World Forum.
Community IoT: Good for Neighbors – & Enterprises Too
Thomas Rockmann 10/23/2017 6 comments
Community IoT connects homeowners in building blocks or gated communities with property managers and external services, increasing satisfaction and creating new service opportunities, writes Deutsche Telekom's Thomas Rockmann.
CSPs Counter Fake News to Build Real 5G Success Stories
Chris Wheal 10/18/2017 3 comments
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will be one of the first large-scale deployments of 5G, but misinformation could delay other organizations' implementations – unless operators educate potential customers about 5G's many real capabilities.
Rhode Island: Fastest Broadband in the Land
Alison Diana 10/18/2017 11 comments
After collecting 42 million speed tests for 12 months, Cable.co.uk analyzed the data to determine the fastest broadband in the United States, finding tiny Rhode Island led the way, followed by Washington and Massachusetts.
Google Fiber Team Digs Into BBWF
Alison Diana 10/13/2017 7 comments
Google Fiber executives such as Cedric Lam will share insight into PON and smart cities during Broadband World Forum, providing a peek into the currently publicity-shy webscale communications disruptor.
Hey, Webscale Giants: Collaboration Beats Disruption
Alison Diana 10/12/2017 7 comments
Webscale companies' $2.5 billion investment in communications technologies last year pales in comparison to established industry providers' $400 billion expenditures, and signals it's time for partnership, not oneupmanship.
NGPON2 & 5G Backhaul: Both Friend & Foe
Lawrence Gasman 10/5/2017 9 comments
NG-PON2 serves an important role in 5G backhaul/fronthaul, yet both make similar customer promises. So NG-PON2 and 5G also compete, writes Lawrence Gasman, president of Communications Industry Researchers.
Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
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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