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Content posted in September 2019
BBWN Bites: Virgin Media Gigs Out on DOCSIS 3.1
Broadband World News 9/30/2019 Post a comment
Also today, SCTE•ISBE election results, Harmonic tunes in to fiber, UK Tories want to spend on broadband, Bulgarian operator on the chopping block, Aussie Broadband seeks IPO and Irish lottery player was in it to win it but broadband outage delayed big pay-off.
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
Partner Perspectives 9/30/2019 Post a comment
Mark Weller of UK wholesale broadband provider Nextgenaccess discusses strategies for addressing the UK's urgent full-fiber requirements – today, because the country, people and businesses cannot wait.
BBWN Bites: Ex-Arris Cable Exec Now ADTRAN Chief Product Officer
Broadband World News 9/26/2019 Post a comment
Also: no sunset on Sunrise's UPC deal, XGS-PON and D3.1 propel overall Q2 access sales, Broadband Forum's latest standards upgrades, Stealth Communications opens up to short-term broadband deals, Indonesian ride-share firm enters hot streaming market and Enreach buys Network Telecom.
BBWN Bites: Huawei Fights to Stay on FCC Funding List
Broadband World News 9/20/2019 Post a comment
Also, Ikea constructs new smart-home biz, euNetworks deploys in Milan and Madrid, IoT's impact on security systems and Hernando County, Fla., gets wired Also, Ikea builds its own new smart-home biz, euNetworks deploys in Milan and Madrid, IoT's impact on security systems and Hernando County, Fla., gets wired for speed.for speed.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Ponders DirecTV Future – Report
Broadband World News 9/19/2019 Post a comment
Also, BT Group, Ofcom and others talk about quitting copper cold-turkey, update on US fiber penetration, teachers describe 'homework divide,' state gets tough on broadband and Cox offers up its own streaming and smart-home solution.
BBWN Bites: Comcast Gives 'Flex' to Broadband-Only Subs
Broadband World News 9/18/2019 Post a comment
Also, Sky builds up new-home biz, CityFibre names new (non-exec) chairman, NBN says no to Netflix tax, dark fiber chugs along UK rail track, NBCU takes pride in SVoD service name, Latvian gov rips up MoU and DT adds regional reps to boost broadband.
BBWN Bites: WOW Says 'Hi' to New CIO, 'Bye' to Old CTO
Broadband World News 9/17/2019 Post a comment
Also, UK's fiber fix advances (a bit), Slovenian CSP meshes into smart homes, Viasat partners get world of new opportunities, Sweden's Netsam upgrades with ADVA, a new Ting town in NC picked for gigabit service and Portugal's NOS taps Tata for a custom DOCSIS router.
BBWF Interview: KT's JP Lee on AI in Telecoms
Broadband World Forum Perspectives 9/11/2019 Post a comment
JP Lee, Vice President at KT's R&D Center and head of the operator's access network technology R&D group, talks about the use of AI in telecoms and how the Korean operator devised its Dr. Lauren Project.
BBWN Bites: KPN to Get New CEO
Broadband World News 9/6/2019 Post a comment
Also today, the House maps its own broadband path, the FCC shares the agenda for its upcoming meeting, Comcast finds "Life's Good" when it streams with LG and Sparkle glitters in Chile.
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