News & Views
Content posted in July 2018
Corning VP: Fiber Savings From Ground Up
Alison Diana 7/31/2018 9 comments
In an interview with BBWN, Bob Whitman, VP of Market Development of Carrier Networks at Corning Optical Communications, discusses how the vendor uses technology to cut costs, improve providers' profits and support the move to one network for all customers.
Next-Gen PON: $7B Market by 2022
Alison Diana 7/30/2018 2 comments
Between 2017 and 2022, next-generation PON sales will increase at a compound annual growth rate of almost 40%, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.
DT Advances 'Fast Internet for the Masses'
Broadband World News 7/30/2018 16 comments
Deutsche Telekom will expand its 250Mbit/s service to 6 million households on August 1, a large stride toward its goal to make the offering available to 15 million residences by 2019.
Comcast Sees Broadband Nirvana
Alan Breznick 7/27/2018 21 comments
After racking up its best Q2 broadband performance in a decade, Comcast places more emphasis on broadband-only plans for cable subscribers.
Verizon Views 5G as Broadband Bonanza
Alan Breznick 7/24/2018 26 comments
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
Just Connect, Already
Alison’s Wonderland 7/17/2018 31 comments
New study sponsored by Internet Innovation Alliance finds almost no difference in how people prefer to connect to Internet – via wireless or wireline.
Investor Funds Rural Provider's FTTH Deployment & Pensions
Alison Diana 7/16/2018 6 comments
County Broadband, 10-year-old former WISP that focused on fixed wireless, now concentrates solely on gigabit fiber, courtesy of a £46 million infusion from Aviva Investors – and the financial firm's desire to find a long-term investment vehicle to fund clients' pensions.
One Day, Two New Paths to Accelerate Fiber Rollout
Alison Diana 7/13/2018 3 comments
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August general meeting. That same day, Clearfield announced general availability of a common fiber distribution panel designed for use in every fiber deployment.
Diamonds Are the Net's Best Friend?
Alison Diana 7/10/2018 6 comments
An artificial diamond's ability to store quantum data could, one day, make it the foundation for an extremely secure, quantum Internet that connects high-speed computers around the globe.
World Cup Sends OTT Demand Into OT
Alison’s Wonderland 7/9/2018 3 comments
The last time England won the World Cup, a ragged bunch of lads from Liverpool was about to invade America. Teenage girls watched the fab four on wood-framed televisions and shared their thoughts on Princess phones.
IIoT + SMBs Spells Operator Opportunity
Alison Diana 7/5/2018 2 comments
Global spending on the Industrial Internet of Things will reach $91.4 billion by 2023 and that's great news for operators focused on technologies, services and resources for SMBs in verticals such as healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing that need both high-speed broadband and IIoT solutions.
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