News & Views
Content posted in August 2017
Net Neutrality Talks Stay Behind D.C. Doors
Alison Diana 8/31/2017 31 comments
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee postpones September 7 meeting after no representatives from AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Netflix, Alphabet or Facebook agree to public session, despite lots of activity in D.C. hallways and offices.
Gfast: The Fix for Ubiquitous Broadband
Pam Baker 8/30/2017 7 comments
FTTP is the gold standard in anchoring the gigabit vision to reality, but, writes Pam Baker, Gfast costs pocket change by comparison. Can wider, faster spread of gigabit broadband really be done for less?
DT Fights Back
Alison Diana 8/25/2017 23 comments
In a blog, Germany's largest operator defends its use of multiple technologies instead of 100% fiber.
ADTRAN Gfast-to-the-Basement Opportunities Soar
Alison Diana 8/23/2017 8 comments
With the arrival of GTTB, ADTRAN combines multiple next-generation technologies to bring gigabit broadband 650 meters from the cabinet, making ultra-broadband's reach 10 times further and 5 times cheaper.
nbn Connects 6 Million Australians
Alison Diana 8/23/2017 11 comments
The Australian government's wholesale broadband network now connects more than half the nation's residential and commercial customers – although marsupials are not served.
Comcast Business Extends D3.1 Network
Alison Diana 8/22/2017 7 comments
Companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic now have access to Comcast Business' gigabit services, powered by DOCSIS 3.1 -- a service the Atlanta Braves have been using to hit a home run with park visitors and residents.
EU Rules Drive Gigabit Age: ADTRAN CTO
Broadband World News 8/22/2017 10 comments
European Union requirements for gigabit connections to public institutions and workspaces will drive new ultra-broadband deployments in the region, said Ronan Kelly, CTO of the EMEA & APAC Regions for ADTRAN at ADTRAN Connect.
Smart Cities: Data Is Lifeblood, Telcos King
Chris Wheal 8/21/2017 26 comments
Metropolis' approaches to digitization may differ, but two things are clear regardless of geography: Data and service providers play a critical role in smart cities' success. That's the lesson cities like Cali, Colombia and other urban areas are learning.
Cybersecurity Opportunities & Pressure Heat Up
Alison Diana 8/18/2017 21 comments
A growing array of diverse services geared toward wider user bases, predictive analytics and automation add up to more pressure on service providers to ensure their networks are secure – and greater chances to sell security services to enterprise and residential customers.
NTT Data: Use Virtualization Lessons for AI
Alison Diana 8/17/2017 22 comments
Alastair Masson, head of telco media at NTT Group company NTT Data UK, discusses common challenges and opportunities tier one operators face in the move to digitization, virtualization and automation.
Webinar: 5G Densification & NG-PON
Alison Diana 8/15/2017 5 comments
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst for Wireless Data Services & LTE Gabriel Brown and Ryan McCowan, who heads up Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN, will host a webinar on 'Addressing the 5G Densification Challenge with Next-Generation PON.'
Disconnected in the City
Alison Diana 8/14/2017 37 comments
Millions of urban dwellers, including 19% of New Yorkers and 10% of Muscovites, remain unconnected to broadband due to infrastructure, business case and cost challenges.
Gfast Stampede Starts in 2019 – Report
Alison Diana 8/7/2017 9 comments
Gfast's capabilities, coupled with more hardware options, will translate into a stampede as operators increase spending on the access technology by more than 600% in 2019 versus 2017, the research firm predicts.
UBB Switches Up Pay-TV Options
Alison Diana 8/4/2017 15 comments
New ultra-broadband infrastructures help pay-TV executives realize their top goals of increasing Innovation and launching new products and services, a new study 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.
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