News & Views
Content posted in April 2018
AT&T Doubles Down on Fiber Diet
Alan Breznick 4/26/2018 9 comments
Third-largest US broadband provider plans to pass 10 million homes with FTTH lines by year's end as it strives to meet buildout target of DirecTV deal.
TalkTalk Opens Up, Reaches More With Gfast
Alison Diana 4/26/2018 7 comments
Where it once dissed BT Openreach for its use of this copper-based technology, TalkTalk now plans to deploy Gfast to some customers to enable ultra-fast broadband speeds to power wholesalers; partners; and business and residential customers' OTT, cloud and Internet solutions.
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana 4/23/2018 15 comments
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a healthcare powerhouse, returned this year as vice president and general manager of Cox-owned Trapollo at a time when the operator's health-related business enjoys double-digit growth.
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana 4/20/2018 1 comment
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural regions, will soon deploy new full-fiber infrastructure in Georgia that it will offer to service providers, municipalities and utilities as the backbone of their broadband services such as Internet, IP video and telemedicine.
BBWN Radio: DT Exec Opens Up About Smart Homes
Broadband World News 4/18/2018 6 comments
On April 24, Matthias Mieves, head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, joins BBWN Radio to discuss the opportunities, misconceptions and challenges associated with creating connected homes.
ADTRAN New Mesh Network Promises Smarter WiFi at Home
Alison Diana 4/16/2018 21 comments
ADTRAN expands Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite so service providers can deliver cloud-based whole home network – plus valuable add-on offerings – to residential customers tired of WiFi dead spots, slow speeds and pricey retail modems.
UK's Indie Operators Feed Fiber to Hungry Market
Alison Diana 4/13/2018 4 comments
The UK public and government may dis Tier 1 operators BT and Openreach for their perceived lethargy in deploying fiber, but so-called 'altnets' are bridging that gap and already pass about 1 million with high-speed fiber, a new report finds.
SCTE-ISBE Speaks Multilingual Cable Training
Alison Diana 4/11/2018 15 comments
The market for multilingual training in cable technologies like DOCSIS 3.1 is growing, especially in regions like Central and Latin America, says Matt Aden, an executive VP at the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), which recently inked a deal with Millicom.
M&As Consolidate India's Telco Market
Alison Diana 4/2/2018 2 comments
Merger and acquisition activity among Indian service providers surged to a value of $14.69 billion in 2017, up 500% from $2.7 in 2016, and amid expectations of continued consolidation in 2018, EY research finds.
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