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Content posted in October 2018
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana 10/30/2018 33 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana 10/30/2018 7 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana 10/29/2018 3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
NBN Network Supports Seven-Fold Increase in Video Use
Niall Hunt 10/26/2018 120 comments
Over the last six years, video demand has surged but NBN's investment in fiber, FTTC and DOCSIS 3.1 allowed the national Australian wholesaler to keep up with today's – and future – needs, CTO Ray Owen told a Broadband World Forum audience.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt 10/24/2018 49 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt 10/24/2018 15 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
BBWF 2018: The Economics of SD-Access
Broadband World News Video 10/23/2018 3 comments
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive might it be to integrate and run best-of-breed, virtualized broadband networks?
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt 10/19/2018 82 comments
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in future-proof, flexible and smart networks that leverage open source and standards-based software, reports BBWF's Niall Hunt.
Coop Gives a Damn About Infrastructure
Alison Diana 10/16/2018 2 comments
Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Co. needs to replace its legacy system with a future-proof solution that integrated with its enterprise Ethernet offering, had available professional services – but did not break the bank.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
Alison’s Wonderland 10/12/2018 10 comments
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
Where Cable's Heading With Fiber
Alan Breznick 10/11/2018 13 comments
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now, what they plan to do with it in the future and which challenges are the biggest.
ADTRAN Adds 2nd-Gen Gfast Chips to SD-Access Portfolio
Alison Diana 10/10/2018 18 comments
With the availability of SD-Access products that leverage Amendment 3 Gfast capabilities like 212 MHz spectrum, DTA support and ability to deliver symmetric gigabit speeds, operators can quickly sate the needs of gigabit-hungry customers.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
Partner Perspectives 10/10/2018 29 comments
Given their complexity and the number of high-speed demands placed on them, operators could use a "medical checkup for the network," writes Eddy Vergauwen, who leads global services marketing activities for Nokia's Fixed Networks.
Dasan Zhone Snaps Up Keymile
Ray Le Maistre 10/9/2018 2 comments
Further consolidation in the broadband access infrastructure sector sees Germany's Keymile add a European component to the Dasan Zhone empire.
DT Expands Fiber Foothold With AI, Backhaul
Alison Diana 10/8/2018 3 comments
Telefónica Deutschland will use Deutsche Telekom's fiber-optic cable network to connect at least 5,000 mobile base stations to support 3G and LTE networks and prepare for 5G; to accelerate rollouts, DT will use artificial intelligence on some future fiber deployments.
Angola Cables: Surfing the Waves of Disruption
Alison Diana 10/5/2018 4 comments
With its recently opened South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), Angola Cables CEO António Nunes realized a personal goal — and connected Angola to North and South America, along with a world of new opportunities for the telco wholesaler and the continent it calls home.
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.
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