The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers.
First used for indoor, short range and fast data downloads, unlicensed spectrum is evolving to fill last-mile gaps between wire hubs and buildings, and providing continuous mobile connectivity on trains.
With WiFi 6, service providers are equipped to give subscribers high-quality support without the overhead associated with truck rolls or technician visits, writes Greg Owens, senior director of product marketing at Calix.
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.
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