News & Views
Content posted in August 2018
Britain's £95M Boost for Local FTTH, 5G
Alison Diana 8/31/2018 10 comments
Having set aside £95 million ($123 million) of its Local Full Fibre Networks Investment Panel, the UK government this week began seeking proposals for ways to best deploy fiber for rural, public works, 5G and market development applications.
Telcos Stand Alone in Security & That's Not Good
Alison Diana 8/30/2018 12 comments
Service provider networks are often the first place that malware, viruses and malicious spam will surface, but those firms rarely share information about their encounters with such security threats, according to Lastline's Threat Alert: Telecom.
ADTRAN Plows Resources Into Serving Rural Coops
Alison Diana 8/29/2018 14 comments
Executives from four electric coops, including Steve Foshee of Tombigbeewill and NAEC's Bruce Purdy, said they will buy ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver gigabit broadband to their rural customers.
Calix Takes Intelligence to the Edge
Alison Diana 8/28/2018 9 comments
In a webinar on Aug. 28 at noon ET, Calix Senior Director of Solutions Marketing Teresa McGaughey outlines the risks -- and opportunities -- of today's intelligent edge.
Zero-Carbon Mayors Endorse Smart City Opportunities
Alison Diana 8/27/2018 70 comments
Late last week, 19 mayors from major worldwide cities signed a pledge to ensure new buildings in their cities will operate at net-zero carbon by 203 and all buildings meet this mandate by 2050 — goals that demand high-speed infrastructure and smart-city solutions.
Frontier Names Treasurer as Interim CFO
Broadband World News 8/24/2018 15 comments
Frontier Communications names current treasurer Sheldon Bruha to be interim chief financial officer as it evaluates candidates to replace R. Perley McBride, who's moving to Cox.
Tibit Shrinks the PON OLT
Broadband World News 8/23/2018 2 comments
Startup says its power- and space-conscious 'MicroPlug' OLT takes aim at both cable and telcos as networks start to become more distributed and virtualized.
Putting the Fiber in Fixed Wireless
Alison Diana 8/23/2018 9 comments
Service providers – including traditionally wireless-only operators – are heavily investing in fiber these days, and it’s not because they all plan to suddenly deploy fixed broadband networks. Rather, they recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless – especially as the industry and world hurtle toward 5G.
Verizon One Fiber: Not Rocket Science, but Smart
Alison Diana 8/21/2018 8 comments
Early in its existence, Verizon reaps benefits from One Fiber program that unifies all inventory, purchasing and other cable-related decision-making for hardline and wireless groups, SVP Lee Hicks tells ADTRAN Connect audience.
Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alison’s Wonderland 8/17/2018 13 comments
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things solutions, service providers can generate ongoing monthly revenue streams and subscriber peace of mind that their home truly is a fortress, physically and virtually.
Cablecos Add 585K New Broadband Subs in Q2
Alison Diana 8/16/2018 3 comments
Between April and June, the largest seven cable operators in the US saw 585,000 net adds for their broadband Internet services; the nation's leading telcos could not say the same thing, Leichtman Research Group found.
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick 8/15/2018 3 comments
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based multiscreen video platform that can work with both cable set-top boxes and retail video devices.
Telcos Mount a Broadband Comeback
Carol Wilson 8/15/2018 1 comment
After a long-running loss of broadband subscribers, AT&T and Windstream posted net adds, while CenturyLink and Verizon saw silver linings to their ongoing broadband loss clouds.
EIR Seeks FTTH Apprentices
Alison Diana 8/14/2018 2 comments
Irish telco is recruiting 50 apprentices to help deploy large fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment in Ireland, a strategy the service provider has successfully relied on in the past.
Sprint CTO: On Fiber, 5G & the Future
Alison Diana 8/13/2018 6 comments
John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer, discusses the provider's extensive use of fiber to support its 5G initiatives, which will bring broadband to rural America and supporter Sprint's renewed focus on the enterprise.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick 8/8/2018 5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
FCC: Traffic, Not DDoS, to Blame
Alison Diana 8/7/2018 6 comments
Despite the FCC's claims at the time its network crashed, there was no distributed denial of service during the net neutrality public comment period. People just cared &ndash a lot.
Alaska Comm Satellite Doubles Rural Schools' Speed
Alison Diana 8/3/2018 6 comments
Using Eutelsat Americas satellite and its IP knowledge, the Anchorage-based service provider brings 25Mbit/s to a school district accustomed to 10Mbit/s connections – opening up a world of video, online education and more.
US Ignite, NSF Go Beyond 5G for Next-Gen Wireless
Alison Diana 8/1/2018 30 comments
US Ignite, Northeastern University and the National Science Foundation today released a second request for proposal to provide up to two wireless test beds where recipients will design, deploy and operate a set of platforms to advance next-gen wireless research across the States.
Charter Races to Wrap Up DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick 8/1/2018 2 comments
With 60% of its 50-million-home footprint covered by DOCSIS 3.1 now, the number two US cable and broadband provider aims to blanket the rest of its service areas by year's end.
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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