News & Views
Content tagged with FTTX posted in October 2021
Airband secures £100M to boost UK rural fiber
Broadband World News  
10/27/2021   Post a comment
UK-based broadband provider plans to cover 600,000 premises by 2025.
CommScope explores new option for DOCSIS 4.0
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/22/2021   Post a comment
Key cable supplier has teamed up with two tech partners to develop silicon and a network architecture for DOCSIS 4.0. The move aims to expand the ecosystem for vendors and operators, but should also keep Broadcom in check.
The Divide: How LUS Fiber makes the muni model work in Lafayette, Louisiana
Broadband World News  
10/21/2021   Post a comment
This week: Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana, on why the city chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it works and the company's plans for a potential NTIA grant.
FCC clears another $554M for RDOF, led by Windstream approvals
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/21/2021   Post a comment
The Commission's latest round of RDOF authorizations, its largest so far from a dollar standpoint, pushes total approvals of funding past $1 billion.
Google Fiber rolls 2-Gig broadband to San Antonio
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/20/2021   Post a comment
Expansion in that market makes the $100 per month offering available to all of Google Fiber's FTTP markets. Google Fiber's fixed wireless 'Webpass' markets still max out at 1 Gbit/s.
Telefónica freed from fiber regulations in more areas
Broadband World News  
10/19/2021   Post a comment
Spanish competition regulator CNMC approves changes that give telco greater freedom to compete on fiber throughout the nation.
Vecima first out of the chute with standardized 'GAP' node
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/18/2021   Post a comment
The Entra EN9000, a node based on SCTE standards for the Generic Access Platform, will be ready for lab tests in 1H 2022. GAP nodes will enable MSOs to snap in service modules for HFC, PON and wireless access services.
Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman on the changing broadband landscape
Broadband World News Video  
10/14/2021   Post a comment
Jaimie Lenderman discusses the growth of alt-nets, the entrance of new vendors, the evolution of PON and why the industry is poised for 'exponential' growth.
GlobalData's Emir Halilovic: How PON, SD-WAN have changed the enterprise market
Broadband World News Video  
10/14/2021   Post a comment
GlobalData Principal Analyst Emir Halilovic discusses the changes in enterprise PON connectivity that have been unlocked by SD-WAN.
Comcast takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G'
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/14/2021   Post a comment
Comcast says it has tested a 'network to modem' connection of DOCSIS 4.0 technology that had its virtual CMTS speaking to a DOCSIS cable modem configured to operate in the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) band.
Omdia's Dario Talmesio: Funding the fiber frenzy
Broadband World News Video  
10/13/2021   Post a comment
Omdia's Dario Talmesio talks about how fiber infrastructure is attracting more investors these days, and why they see value in something other than retail telecoms services.
Adtran's Ronan Kelly: PON's potential paves way for progress
Broadband World News Video  
10/13/2021   Post a comment
Ronan Kelly, Adtran's CTO for its EMEA & APAC regions, discusses the future of GPON as so many other PON variants are battling for the hearts, minds and wallets of network operators around the world.
Comcast touts progress on DOCSIS 4.0
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/12/2021   Post a comment
With a near-term focus on integration, Comcast engineering exec Rob Howald says the operator's virtual CMTS now 'speaks' DOCSIS 4.0 as the company pushes ahead with deployments of a distributed access architecture.
FCC releases another $163M for RDOF as 'clean up' continues
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/8/2021   Post a comment
RDOF bids spanning another 42 providers across 21 states were included in a second wave of funding authorization tied to phase I of the FCC's program.
Facebook touts advancements in connectivity
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/7/2021   Post a comment
Facebook Connectivity provided updates on a set of projects, including the deployment of subsea cables, its 'Bombyx' fiber-building robot and Terragraph, a fixed wireless system that uses unlicensed millimeter wave spectrum.
38% of Black residents in rural south have no home broadband – report
Broadband World News  
10/7/2021   Post a comment
New Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report offers key recommendations for policymakers to expand broadband in Black communities across the rural south.
Frontier, Ziply Fiber secure more funds for fiber buildouts
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/4/2021   Post a comment
Frontier announced plans to offer $1 billion in notes to back its ambitious fiber build just days after Ziply Fiber raised $350 million in debt funding to do pretty much the same.

Latest Articles
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.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London

When your broadband business adds new services and connected devices, do they also add complexity, slowing customer support teams as they navigate multiple data sources to uncover connectivity issues? We’ve worked with hundreds of support teams to help them implement a subscriber experience management platform that gives greater visibility into subscriber issues. They can proactively troubleshoot amid complexity—improving the subscriber experience and raising customer satisfaction ratings like Net Promoter Scores.

Join this webinar with experts from Calix and global research leader Omdia who will share exclusive research about how you can:

  • Simplify management of numerous data sources with end-to-end visibility
  • Clear 90 percent of trouble calls in 24 hours and boost NPS +71 using predictive analytics, real-time insights and customer success practices
  • Avoid common bottlenecks when upgrading to proactive support to ease disruptions to subscribers during implementation

Broadband World News
About Us     Advertise With Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2023 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with