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Content posted in May 2017
How 'Softwarization' Changes the CSP Landscape
Anuradha Udunuwara 5/31/2017 10 comments
Using softwarization -- including cloud, SDN and NFV -- as a basis for their transformative approach to tech and business, CSPs can evolve into digital service providers, writes Sri Lanka Telecom Senior Engineer Anuradha Udunuwara.
Denmark's Stofa Decides on DOCSIS 3.1
Niall Hunt 5/30/2017 9 comments
Danish TV and broadband provider Stofa chooses ARRIS to help deliver gigabit broadband speeds and enhanced services, such as streaming UHD TV and apps, based on DOCSIS 3.1.
European CSPs Warn Of Over-Regulation's Costs
Alison Diana 5/26/2017 24 comments
CSP executives submitted a letter to the European Parliament, cautioning about the negative cost and long-term implications proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code and ePrivacy Regulation will have on both telecom and the continent.
CableOne: Putting Broadband First
Alison Diana 5/24/2017 18 comments
The cable operator, which recently finalized its acquisition of NewWave Communications, sees continued growth from high-speed data and business services powered by fiber-based ultra-broadband, executives told a financial conference this week.
Q1 Subscriber Update: Cable Wins, Telecoms Lose
Alison Diana 5/23/2017 45 comments
During the first quarter of 2017, cable operators gained about 1 million subscribers in this period, while the top telephone companies lost approximately 45,000 subscribers, according to a recent study by Leichtman Research Group.
Is Charter Getting Skinny?
Alison Diana 5/15/2017 14 comments
Despite recent comments to the contrary by company President and CEO Tom Rutledge, Charter is considering an inexpensive OTT bundle, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Mr. CTO, Tear Down That Wall
Alison Diana 5/12/2017 9 comments
By working together, service providers' operations and IT departments accelerate adoption of virtualization, cloud and other technologies -- and can save money, too.
Alison Diana 5/11/2017 10 comments
In a leaked version of its political manifesto, Britain's Labour Party promises 30Mbit/s ultra-broadband for all.
Starman Launches 10G EPON Network in Europe
Alison Diana 5/10/2017 13 comments
Cable operator Starman is eschewing a move to DOCSIS 3.1 in favor of installing FTTH and 10-Gbit/s EPON to support customers' growing ultra-broadband needs, says Jaanus Erlemann, Starman CTO for Starman (on left)
Verizon Inks 2nd Fiber Purchase Order
Alison Diana 5/9/2017 9 comments
Just weeks after a $1.03 billion deal with Corning, Verizon plans to spend $300 million over three years on fiber from Italian energy and telecom cables systems provider Prysmian.
Ambitious SpaceX Broadband Plan Blasts Off
Alison Diana 5/5/2017 26 comments
Patricia Cooper, vice president of satellite government affairs at SpaceX, recently told the US Senate about the company's plans to use its Falcon9 to launch thousands of satellites designed to deliver worldwide ultra-broadband coverage.
Ex-FCC Chair Takes Advisory Role
Alison Diana 5/4/2017 5 comments
Tom Wheeler, who headed the Federal Communications Commission under President Barack Obama, joins an advisory board for mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.
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