News & Views
Content posted in November 2017
Italy's TIM Tests ADTRAN Mosaic
Alison Diana 11/30/2017 7 comments
Italian service provider TIM signed a memorandum of understanding with ADTRAN and will analyze the vendor's Mosaic Cloud Platform as part of its access network transformation.
Imbalanced Pole Access Prices Penalize ILECS – Study
Alison Diana 11/29/2017 14 comments
Despite a 2011 FCC rule, ILECs pay an average 870% more for pole access than cable providers, according to a USTelecom survey – and that makes deploying networks an expensive, time-consuming job for incumbent local exchange carriers.
DT Brings FTTH to Small-Town Germany
Alison Diana 11/28/2017 9 comments
If 750 customers sign on during a pilot program, microtrenching will allow Germany's leading service provider to deliver fiber-to-the-home services to smaller cities like Bad Staffelstein.
Colt Blazes Into North American Enterprises
Alison Diana 11/27/2017 13 comments
Having won over many enterprise customers in Europe and Asia and establishing a toehold in the US, Colt Technology Services now aims its high-speed fiber, Colt IQ Network and data center offerings at North American enterprises.
Altice Management Reorg Calms Investors... for Now
Alison Diana 11/10/2017 9 comments
After losing 75,000 broadband subscribers in France alone and €6 billion ($7 billion) in valuation, Altice NV Co-Founder Patrick Drahi has taken back control of the cable and telco operator – and so far, Wall Street approves.
Africa's FTTx Market Takes Off
Alison Diana 11/7/2017 19 comments
Africa's service providers are investing heavily in fiber, looking to open the door to new products, services and revenue opportunities despite the continent's typical preference for wireless.
Altice USA & Sprint Sign MVNO Pact
Alison Diana 11/6/2017 13 comments
For the past six months Sprint has been working with cable operator Altice USA to leverage each other's strengths for the benefit of their customers (and their bottom lines).
Get Your All (SD-Access) Pass on UBB2020 Radio
Alison Diana 11/6/2017 6 comments
Robert Conger, associate vice president of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy at ADTRAN, is UBB2020 Radio's guest on Nov. 7 at 11AM, when he'll share his insights on SD-Access opportunities, technologies and benefits.
Verizon's Vision: 'We Need a Better Network'
Alison Diana 11/1/2017 3 comments
During Calix Connexions in Las Vegas, Verizon VP of Network Planning Lee Hicks described the treacherous waters his team waded in while figuring out current and future ultra-broadband network needs.
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