News & Views
Content posted in November 2018
Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana 11/16/2018 17 comments
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
BBWF Cloudstreet Highlights
Sponsored Video 11/12/2018 1 comment
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, application-aware networks requires a wholesale operational transformation that will move the carrier from simply selling SIM cards to managing a spectrum of tailored services in an expanding ecosystem as we move to 5G. Cloudstreet founder and CEO Mika Skarp unpacks the challenges an enormous opportunities of this shift.
F-Secure's Mikko Hyppönen on IoT, 5G and Machine Learning
Sponsored Video 11/9/2018 2 comments
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate malware detection, for the last 10 years. At BBWF18, F-Secure presented its Connected Home Security offering, an opportunity for service providers to protect their customers' smart homes by adding security to their home WiFi routers.
Introducing the Gigabit Generation
Charlie Vogt 11/8/2018 24 comments
By adopting an agile network model, operators will move society into the next frontier, enabling the Gigabit Generation to move into a transformed world, writes ATX President and CEO Charlie Vogt.
Coal Miners Strike Gold With Fiber Optics
Alison Diana 11/8/2018 18 comments
When Lightworks Fiber & Consulting increasingly won bids from the local utility, it began training laid-off miners in fiber deployment – a win for everyone in the town of Frederick, Colo.
Mr. Broadband Heads to Washington
Alison Diana 11/7/2018 4 comments
Dusty Johnson, VP of consulting at Vantage Point in South Dakota, will soon head to DC as the state's sole member of the House of Representatives, bringing with him knowledge of the digital divide, rural America and broadband.
Calix Adds New Customers, Shows Earnings Growth
Alison Diana 11/6/2018 4 comments
After seven years of research, development and investment, Calix's transformation to a platform and software vendor focused on cloud-based, open systems for service providers appears to strike a successful chord with operators.
Plume on OpenSync
Sponsored Video 11/5/2018 1 comment
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with consumer electronics giant Samsung, OpenSync is set to accelerate Learn more: www.opensync.io/
Why Fiber Matters for the Modern Home
Fiber Broadband Association 11/5/2018 55 comments
In her debut column for Broadband World News, FBA President and CEO Lisa R. Youngers discusses the multiple roles fiber supports – from teleworker to entrepreneur – for today's residential users.
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