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Key developments from the passive optical network sector, including WDM-PON and NG-PON2.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/19/2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report finding that the speed threshold for defining broadband should remain at 25 megabits ...
By Simon Stanley, 1/18/2018
The latest Gfast chipsets, supporting Amendment 3 functionality, are offering a mature solution for gigabit broadband that is re-igniting the copper-versus-fiber debate.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
CORD, the open source project focused on making Central Offices into data centers, is set to really take off in 2018, according to its backers. If there is anything ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/9/2018
Rural broadband has become a popular political talking point, but actually doing something to improve Internet connectivity in rural areas of the US seems to be, if ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/8/2018
Starry is partnering with Marvell in a joint initiative to combine the Internet startup's pre-standard 5G fixed wireless technology with the semiconductor company's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/4/2018
A grassroots campaign is taking off to combat a new proposal at the Federal Communications Commission to redefine broadband using slower, more expensive cellular data ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 1/4/2018
Light Reading's UBB2020 community is coming out in 2018 with a new name: Broadband World News.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/21/2017
Before the clock winds down on 2017, Charter is bringing gigabit Internet service -- branded as Spectrum Internet Gig -- to seven cities; a follow-up to the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/20/2017
No one was expecting peace in the Middle East this year, or a sudden wave of female engineers entering the telecom industry. I mean, let's not kid ourselves after ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/20/2017
Xavier Niel, the owner of French competitive operator Iliad, is expanding his telecom empire with a deal to acquire a majority stake in eir, Ireland's national operator.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/20/2017
In today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government demands universal 10 Mbit/s broadband; Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/18/2017
Now that the vote is over, the FCC's controversial Restoring Internet Freedom Order faces a new set of challenges. The court of public opinion has largely weighed ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/14/2017
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission -- The FCC voted 3-2 along party lines today to repeal the Open Internet Order passed in 2015 and replace it ...
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Salesforce, IBM & Google Relationship Status: 'It's Complicated'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also ...
IBM Earnings Lesson: Don't Call the Mainframe a Dinosaur
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/19/2018
The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 ...
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Culture Hardest to Transform – Sigma CTO
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/19/2018
Transformation isn't a democracy and will ultimately be imposed on employees, ...
Telenor CEO Issues an Upskilling Challenge
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 1/18/2018
Sigve Brekke, the CEO of Telenor Group, has challenged his 30,000 employees to ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
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