News & Views
Content posted in July 2017
AT&T & FTTP: Reaching 14M by 2019
Alison Diana 7/27/2017 32 comments
AT&T's expanding fiber-to-the-premises footprint will allow the operator to more easily compete against bundles and extend its 5G offerings, CFO John Stephens tells investors in Q2 earnings call.
Stop Going Dotty for Gfast
Alison Diana 7/24/2017 19 comments
The ITU and Broadband Forum agree to (finally) drop the dot in G.fast and refer to the broadband access technology as Gfast.
DT, ADTRAN Lab Test Super-Speedy G.fast
Alison Diana 7/19/2017 13 comments
Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN are testing a combination of the G.fast standard 212Mhz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA) designed to deliver high-speed and gigabit broadband via existing cable and phone lines.
AT&T's Rice: Open Source Paves Way to Automation
Alison Diana 7/17/2017 23 comments
Having successfully tested a multi-vendor open source white box switch carrying customer traffic, AT&T soon will expand into other network equipment as part of its goal of using machine learning and automation for business and network services, said Chris Rice, senior vice president, network architecture and design at AT&T.
DT, EWE to Share Ultra-Broadband Networks
Alison Diana 7/14/2017 11 comments
Partnership between Deutsche Telekom and EWE allows reciprocal use of their networks, a move designed to accelerate network upgrades and cut costs, and to provide customers with faster Internet links.
Verizon Advances NG-PON2 With OpenOMCI Spec
Alison Diana 7/13/2017 3 comments
Verizon, along with its vendor partners, says it has proven interoperability based on its OpenOMCI specification, a step that makes OMCI and ONT vendor selection more flexible and cost effective.
DQE CEO: In a Pittsburgh State of Mind
Alison Diana 7/12/2017 6 comments
By zeroing in on Pittsburgh and evolving its services to meet customers' growing needs, privately held DQE has navigated two decades of providing fiber broadband offerings to enterprise and government clients.
Time Is Right for Telcos & Smart Homes
Thomas Rockmann 7/10/2017 19 comments
Thomas Rockmann, who oversees Deutsche Telekom's Connected Home initiative, shares his insight into why service providers should wholeheartedly embrace the smart home opportunity.
Down on the (Connected) Farm
Alison Diana 7/7/2017 21 comments
Agriculture already relies extensively on technology, and access to ultra-broadband offers a huge opportunity for both farms and service providers.
High Demand Creates Fiber Shortage in US
Alison Diana 7/6/2017 21 comments
Global need for ultra-broadband is creating a deficit of fiber, resulting in price increases in some regions such as the US. Providers use better planning and technologies like NG-PON2 to work around shortages.
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