News & Views
Content posted in September 2017
Orange Deploys Fiber to Jordan's Homes
Alison Diana 9/28/2017 12 comments
Orange Jordan is deploying more fiber-to-the-home across the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan, looking to support the growing demand for online services in health, education, commerce and entertainment.
EU's UBB Transformation Is Well Underway: Report
Alison Diana 9/26/2017 6 comments
Next-generation network access technologies such as VDSL, DOCSIS 3.0 and FTTP have propelled more than three-fourths of European households into the ultra-broadband era, according to a study for the European Commission.
FCC's Ajit Pai Heads to Europe
Alison Diana 9/25/2017 36 comments
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will take his pro-business, anti-Title II message to the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin in late October amid a changing global political climate.
Workflow Automation Is Just the Start for Telcos
Alison Diana 9/22/2017 15 comments
Telcos will help drive workflow automation into an $18.45 billion market by 2023, yet this is only a small component of the industry's investment in automation – a revolutionary investment that will change everything from customer experience to security.
Calix Adds Lawful Intercept to AXOS
Alison Diana 9/21/2017 9 comments
Calix's software-defined access system now includes lawful intercept, making it less costly and more efficient for telcos to meet law enforcement warrants, the vendor says.
Broadband Forum Adds More Openness & Standards
Alison Diana 9/15/2017 17 comments
Non-profit industry organization Broadband Forum this week unveiled new standards and new Open Broadband initiatives to support operators' goal of interoperability for lower costs and accelerated deployment.
Finding ARPU at World's Biggest Fixed-Network Event
Andy Fry 9/15/2017 6 comments
When the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) takes over the Berlin Messe from Oct. 24-26, writes Andy Fry, a major focus will be how companies can monetize services – a healthy preoccupation for any operator in this fast-evolving sector.
Consumers Pick Security Options in Smart Home Menu
Alison Diana 9/14/2017 67 comments
When offered the choice of selecting individual components of a smart home solution, European and US broadband users both chose fire alerts and emergency notifications as the most important options, a Strategy Analytics study finds.
Call Flow: In XGS-PON for the Long Haul
Alison Diana 9/13/2017 5 comments
Britain's Call Flow expects ADTRAN's XGS-PON solution will deliver 1Gbp/s ultra-broadband to its residential and business customers – and a steady stream of profits, interoperability and opportunities to the operator.
DOCSIS 3.1 WiFi Mesh Network: Boon for Smart Homes?
Alison Diana 9/12/2017 10 comments
Cross-chipset platform WiFi mesh solution provider New Garden is targeting service providers worldwide with its WiFigarden SDK and a partnership with Ubee Interactive designed to enhance residential WiFi and smart home services.
Colt Exec: 'Fiber is Our DNA'
Alison Diana 9/8/2017 9 comments
Peter Coppens, global director of product management and marketing at Colt, shares the vital role fiber ownership plays in the multi-national service provider's business offerings in Europe and Asia.
Pay-TV Providers: Dial In to Innovation, Report Says
Alison Diana 9/7/2017 65 comments
To successfully compete against OTT, consumers' growing demands for multiscreen and flexible bundles, as well as increased piracy across the world, pay-TV providers need to innovate – fast, according to a new report from NAGRA and MTM.
Gigabit Availability Around the US – Report
Alison Diana 9/7/2017 11 comments
In 'The State of US Gigabit Deployments,' Viavi uses Gigabit Monitor, its global visual database, to track consumer gigabit Internet availability across the US to uncover some surprising facts about America's most connected regions.
Certified Gfast Products Triple in 3 Months
Alison Diana 9/6/2017 9 comments
The Broadband Forum and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab's Gfast certification program qualified 24 products within three months, a testament to the industry's demand for interoperable technologies.
DT Rolls Out FTTH Gigabit Service
Alison Diana 9/5/2017 8 comments
Deutsche Telekom will test and pilot gigabit speeds in areas already served by fiber, charging about €120/$143 for a triple-play bundle of Internet, phone and pay-TV.
Tele Columbus Rebrands as PYUR
Alison Diana 9/4/2017 10 comments
After multiple acquisitions generated myriad brands, Germany's third-largest cable operator Tele Columbus reorganizes itself under one name: PYUR.
The Case for Converged Access Networks
Alison Diana 9/1/2017 8 comments
Multiple factors have aligned to forge a close-to ideal scenario for service providers to put aside their silos, think outside purpose-built fiber access networks and innovate across outside plant architectures, a new Heavy Reading report 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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