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Hong Kong Blazes an Ultra-Broadband Trail
Elliot Richards  
3/1/2017   11 comments
Gary McLaren, CTO and co-owner of Hong Kong Broadband Network, talks to us about why Hong Kong is more forward-thinking than other cities and what others can learn if they want to lead a smarter future.
Mediacom Goes Big on DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade
Elliot Richards  
12/9/2016   13 comments
Mediacom Communications will be the first of the big five cable players in the US to upgrade its entire HFC broadband network to DOCSIS 3.1 and says it will complete this by the end of 2016.
Spark Launches an Almost Gigabit Service
Elliot Richards  
12/7/2016   9 comments
When is a 'gigabit' service a gigabit service? New Zealand ISP Spark pushes ahead with its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband product offering near-gigabit speeds, but can't yet call it a gigabit service.
Airband Puts Its Faith in Fixed Wireless Broadband
Elliot Richards  
12/5/2016   23 comments
UK ISP is building an ultra-broadband services business based on the deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure.
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards  
11/22/2016   26 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Videotron Launches Next-Gen DOCSIS
Elliot Richards  
11/17/2016   30 comments
Montreal-based service provider Videotron joins the DOCSIS 3.1 bandwagon to offer blazing speeds across Quebec.
G.fast Chipset Market to Hit $4.2bn by 2022 – Report
Elliot Richards  
11/11/2016   12 comments
The G.fast chip market is set to grow exponentially during the next five years.
Openreach Offers Gigabit Speeds to UK Market
Elliot Richards  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Openreach has announced plans to enable Gigabit ultra-broadband speeds across its UK FTTP network, but is the UK incumbent doing enough?
Spark Encourages Customers to Ditch Copper for Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/8/2016   16 comments
As several telecom operators look for ways to push faster speeds over ageing copper networks, a New Zealand ISP is actively encouraging customers to ditch copper in favor or fiber or even a 4G connection.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
Swisscom Goes Faster With G.fast & Releases Solid Numbers
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   5 comments
Swisscom released its latest results this week and showed a solid performance as it becomes one of the first of the big telcos to start pushing out G.fast to customers.
What Can We Learn From Google's Pause on Fiber?
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   20 comments
Google Fiber's decision to halt its gigabit developments provides an insight into the broadband market and raises a lot of questions.
Virgin Throws Down the Ultra Challenge
Elliot Richards  
10/24/2016   7 comments
Providing an update on the Project Lightning program, Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge has thrown down the ultra-broadband challenge to his main rival.
Pushing Hard & Fast
Elliot Richards  
10/12/2016   20 comments
At Adtran's recent Connect event, the company showed off how it plans to keep G.fast at the forefront of broadband technology.




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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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