Alison Diana
Content posted in April 2018
Big Acquisitions Have a Ripple Effect on Broadband Biz
Alison Diana  
4/27/2018   37 comments
When two large companies become one, the impact is felt throughout the broadband industry.
TalkTalk Opens Up, Reaches More With Gfast
Alison Diana  
4/26/2018   7 comments
Where it once dissed BT Openreach for its use of this copper-based technology, TalkTalk now plans to deploy Gfast to some customers to enable ultra-fast broadband speeds to power wholesalers; partners; and business and residential customers' OTT, cloud and Internet solutions.
CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   16 comments
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
Service Providers Are Spending Big on Network Automation. Here's Why...
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   21 comments
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks will be automated within a few years. This will help them meet enterprise SLAs but puts their vendors in direct competition with IT powerhouses.
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana  
4/23/2018   15 comments
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a healthcare powerhouse, returned this year as vice president and general manager of Cox-owned Trapollo at a time when the operator's health-related business enjoys double-digit growth.
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana  
4/20/2018   1 comment
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural regions, will soon deploy new full-fiber infrastructure in Georgia that it will offer to service providers, municipalities and utilities as the backbone of their broadband services such as Internet, IP video and telemedicine.
ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana  
4/18/2018   11 comments
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it delivers on nbn purchase orders, Deutsche Telekom expands PON rollout, Gfast demand continues and its acquisition of leading EPON vendor pays off.
ADTRAN New Mesh Network Promises Smarter WiFi at Home
Alison Diana  
4/16/2018   21 comments
ADTRAN expands Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite so service providers can deliver cloud-based whole home network plus valuable add-on offerings to residential customers tired of WiFi dead spots, slow speeds and pricey retail modems.
UK's Indie Operators Feed Fiber to Hungry Market
Alison Diana  
4/13/2018   4 comments
The UK public and government may dis Tier 1 operators BT and Openreach for their perceived lethargy in deploying fiber, but so-called 'altnets' are bridging that gap and already pass about 1 million with high-speed fiber, a new report finds.
Iowa's Secret for Getting Big Bandwidth to Small Towns
Alison Diana  
4/12/2018   7 comments
In a state where much of the population is scattered across almost 1,000 small towns, Iowans learned to be self-reliant for telephone -- and now gigabit broadband -- for many regions.
SCTE-ISBE Speaks Multilingual Cable Training
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   15 comments
The market for multilingual training in cable technologies like DOCSIS 3.1 is growing, especially in regions like Central and Latin America, says Matt Aden, an executive VP at the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), which recently inked a deal with Millicom.
Calix Supercharges AXOS App Dev Potential With Infosys Partnership
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
Under a new partnership with Infosys, operators now have access to Infosys's 200,000 engineers to develop new products and services for Calix's AXOS software-defined access networking platform, says Calix CEO Carl Russo.
Brexit: No Deal or Trade Deal, Operators Will Pay
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   6 comments
Broadband deployment, along with investment, mobile fees and governance, face new challenges under Brexit, a recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit finds.
Telekom Austria Has Money to Spend
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   20 comments
With a reported $1 billion available to spend on acquisitions, Telekom Austria is poised to reshape the European broadband market.
DT Powers Up the Smart Appliance Market
Alison Diana  
4/6/2018   31 comments
Thomas Rockmann, vice president of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, discusses the benefits and opportunities smart appliances deliver for consumers and service providers.
80% of Operators Have Gfast Plans in 2018 – Report
Alison Diana  
4/5/2018   4 comments
Attracted by the architecture's ability to deliver high-speed services, this year 27% of telcos worldwide are deploying Gfast, according to a recent Broadbandtrends report.
Openreach Virtual Dark Fiber Simplifies CSPs' Managed Services
Alison Diana  
4/4/2018   2 comments
Britain's Openreach unveils high-bandwidth managed service for operators that melds the best of managed services with the benefits of dark fiber access.
Mozilla Awards Last Gigabit Community Fund Winners but Keeps Gigabit Focus
Alison Diana  
4/3/2018   4 comments
After launching its Gigabit Community Fund in 2012, Mozilla handed out its last $1.2 million to 14 recipients. But it plans to continue addressing the need for high-speed broadband in underserved markets, such as rural and inner cities, via new programs.
M&As Consolidate India's Telco Market
Alison Diana  
4/2/2018   2 comments
Merger and acquisition activity among Indian service providers surged to a value of $14.69 billion in 2017, up 500% from $2.7 in 2016, and amid expectations of continued consolidation in 2018, EY research finds.




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