News & Views
Content posted in November 2016
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards 11/22/2016 26 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Broadband Forum CEO On The Potential of CORD
Broadband World News Video 11/21/2016 1 comment
Robin Mersh, CEO at the Broadband Forum, discusses the potential for the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) initiative as part of the access network virtualization trend.
Why Ucom Is Checking Out NG-PON2
Broadband World News Video 11/17/2016 8 comments
Alexandr Yesayan, business development director and co-founder at Ucom, explains why the Armenian operator is trialing NG-PON2 technology.
Verizon Makes Its NG-PON2 Case
Broadband World News Video 11/16/2016 13 comments
Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology at Verizon Communications, makes the case for NG-PON2 in both the residential and business services markets in the US.
Arris on the Evolution of Cable CPE
Broadband World News Video 11/14/2016 Post a comment
Anthony Zuyderhoff, VP of CPE Sales & Sales Engineering, EMEA at Arris, talks about developments in the cable broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) market and Arris's latest portfolio enhancements.
Why BT Is Trialing Long-Reach VDSL
Broadband World News Video 11/14/2016 1 comment
Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
Enabling Europe's Digital Single Market
Broadband World News Video 11/11/2016 1 comment
Anna Krzyzanowska, Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks at the European Commission, talks about the role of ultra-broadband networks and services in enabling a Digital Single Market in Europe.
Why NBN Has a Multi-Technology Mix
Broadband World News Video 11/8/2016 1 comment
Daniel Willis, Principal Technology Officer at Australia's NBN, talks about the development of the national broadband network and why the wholesale operator is deploying a number of different access technologies.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards 11/7/2016 9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
BT on Its Evolving FTTP Strategy
Broadband World News Video 11/3/2016 Post a comment
Andy Whale, Chief Engineer at Openreach, BT's access network division, explains how and why the operator is ramping up its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout and the challenges Openreach faces as it aims to connect 2 million premises with fiber.
Why AT&T Has NG-PON2 on Its Roadmap
Broadband World News Video 11/1/2016 Post a comment
Tom Anschutz, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, talks about the potential applications of NG-PON2 and how that technology fits into the US giant’s network and service plans.
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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