Based on data from cross-section of US cable operators, downstream demand is up 20.1% and upstream demand has risen 27% since March 1, according to the NCTA.
New 'Explorer' effort, which will also look to accelerate the industry's involvement with autonomous transport, seeks out expertise and aid from industries and people from outside the traditional cable sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers 'AI as a service'; more virus-related reassurance; Spongebob Squarepants to the rescue!
Sales and profits rose for the Chinese equipment giant, but it has undoubtedly been harmed by US measures.
Belgian operator flags April 1 launch for 5G as it outlines a new operational and financial strategy under the #inspire2022 banner.
Peak usage is up as much as 60% in some markets that were hit early by COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, but usage there is starting to plateau, according to Comcast's Tony Werner.
In 5G, transport must be in sync with the radio access network or it will be a bottleneck.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators warn of delayed line repairs; BEREC reports no signs of network congestion; the ethics of data tracking at a time of crisis.
Amid the spread of COVID-19, the operator in Spain's Basque region intends to pursue its national network expansion strategy, including the launch of Virgin-branded services.
The Chinese equipment vendor is back in profit for a full year after recovering from US fines and sanctions, and its business is mainly growing.
After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes FibreNation acquisition; Ericsson provides reassurance; operators do their bit in a time of crisis.
The Nordic operator's profit warning could be the first of many issued by telecom operators in the coming weeks.
Ren Zhengfei pops up to inform the Western world that his company has recovered swiftly from the virus and is ready for European business.
The new specs will add capacity, tack on new advanced capabilities and, more generally, extend the life of the cable network for years, but the DOCSIS 4.0 era will likely take several years to fully unfold.
Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.
Swapping broadband for cheeseburgers? HKBN will barter.
New figures show that about 13% of jobs were cut last year as the Swedish operator worked on boosting profitability in the absence of sales growth.
Cable and wireless tech supplier says manufacturing is fully operational and seeing increased customer demand. Meanwhile, CommScope says it's also seeing cable operator spending tick up.
Social media giant willing to spend billions to get minority stake in India's aggressive newcomer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Elenion acquisition; Virgin Media sees changing data patterns; Disney+ launch is semi-frozen in the UK.
Specifications developed by TIP's Phoenix project, which is focused on optical transponders for disaggregated systems, are to be included in an RFI from major operators.
India's operators are quickly responding to the outbreak of the virus as the country goes under lockdown.
The social networking site is abuzz with chatter about the deadly virus and less worrying issues, but advertising revenues have slumped.
Global operator adopts 'suck it and see' approach to open line system efficiencies.
Telecom operators and technology firms are handing over location data to governments fighting the outbreak of COVID-19, but at what long-term cost?
Mobile traffic volumes have increased 40% and Wi-Fi calling has surged 100%, Randall Stephenson, AT&T's top exec, says.
Nokia Deepfield research shows that networks are coping so far, although growth in traffic is reaching unprecedented levels.
Exposure to underperforming companies and a mountain of debt makes SoftBank look more vulnerable to the deadly virus than many other firms.
Networks are performing well, but some operators could also become a victim of the deadly virus sweeping the planet.
Faced with surge in NBN loads, Australian govt asks content companies to impose limits.
UK incumbent operator plans to sell assets in 16 countries to CIH Telecommunications Americas for an undisclosed sum.
Some Wall Street analysts see the spread of the new coronavirus as hastening society's embrace of online life. And that could motivate network operators to invest in their networks.
Light Reading's Mike Dano, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey discuss COVID-19, how it is affecting the telecom industry now and what might happen next as stores close, stocks drop and everyone works from home.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three revenue up but users down; Virgin Media brings the gig to UK's West Midlands; Telefónica gets Aldi connected.
US Ignite's Mari Silbey returns to discuss smart cities, O-RAN testing and what some recent carrier moves might really mean.
The pandemic will have a permanent impact on the way we live and work, forcing every part of society to evolve fast.
OpenVault sees big jumps in upstream and downstream usage, Verizon reports surge in online gaming, and Plume finds a significant rise in devices being connected to home networks.
The UK-based operator's five-point plan indicates that it will assist governments in tracking people's movements in affected areas in order to thwart the spread of the virus.
Paul Kapustka from Mobile Sports Report joins the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 effect on public venues and arena networks, the reliability of 4G DAS and why Wi-Fi 6 is the future of stadium connectivity.
Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Austria touts analytics tech for coronavirus fight; virus plays havoc with shareholder meetings; KPN, VodafoneZiggo win access case.
EE, O2 and Three all suffer issues along with popular gaming and collaboration apps, but fixed-line broadband holds its own.
Service installations will continue as fiber-fueled service provider pitches in to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The French operator may have invited trouble in future by ceding infrastructure control to other players.
This week: Big kit vendors do battle, optical networks – and the C-word.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom delves into drones; Virgin Media lands Manchester public-sector connectivity gig; Russia spends big on satellites.
UPDATED! Get your awards submission skates on! Entries for this year's Leading Lights awards need to be in by close of day, Friday, April 3.
Deal, for $15.50 per share, is the path forward after Brookfield declined to sweeten its competing bid for the service provider. Cincinnati Bell has paid a $24.8 million break-up fee as a result.
Chinese equipment vendor says it has not had a formal approach by US authorities following news reports that it bribed foreign officials to gain advantages.
Operators want customers to prioritize necessary uses of home broadband services, although recent examples of panic buying do not bode well for pleas to take a 'rational' approach.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French operators could get tough with bandwidth-guzzlers; Proximus and Salt do their bit for the COVID-19 fight; ETSI's hackfest show goes on.
The Satellite Show 2020 was a hardware-centric haven that reveled in the more grounded side of the new space race.
Covering the next 60 days, commitments linked to COVID-19 outbreak include suspension of service terminations for customers unable to pay bills, the waiving of late fees and the opening of Wi-Fi hotspots. Pai also calls on ISPs to relax data caps.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Comcast expands and enhances Internet Essentials, AT&T suspends data caps, and Charter declares its network ready to manage expected data wave in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Chayora defies trend to build a China data center business and go where few foreign firms have dared venture.
With people confined to their homes by the virus, residential broadband networks will become more important than ever.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss catches COVID-19; Ofcom sets out spectrum auction rules; Orange lands Google cable in France.
Fortnite, Netflix, Call of Duty, videoconferencing and other online services are growing in popularity amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Are network operators ready for a digital deluge?
The FCC plans to allocate up to $20.4 billion for rural broadband networks. However, New York is the only continental US state excluded from the initial portion of the program.
The UK government will pump £5 billion into gigabit connectivity. What could possibly go wrong?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands private-network role in Paris rail project; ADVA slices its pizza box; Proximus boosts Wi-Fi with AirTies.
Neophotonics, Lumentum and Applied Optoelectronics are among the equipment suppliers that have discussed the effects of the spread of the coronavirus.
Announcement from the National Association of Broadcasters made soon after the spread of the new coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Move over, 5G – we're talking 800G! As the OFC show continues, albeit minus a few big names, the optical transport sector fills the Light Reading inbox with news of technical advances and deals galore.
Rakuten's deployment is unique because it's the first time a reconfigurable optical network will be used for mobile backhaul, according to Nokia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the "upside" of the new coronavirus; Huawei survives UK vote; Rob Shuter steps down at MTN.
Italian incumbent has upped its savings targets after reporting a sharp fall in revenues at its domestic mobile business last year.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said his company's satellite broadband project will serve hard-to-reach customers and 'be helpful' to telcos.
Suggestions the Chinese equipment vendor's 5G challengers are years behind do not hold up to scrutiny.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE gets busy in Scotland; NGMN Alliance goes cloud-native; Disney does deal with Telefónica.
David Goeckeler, who handled $34 billion of Cisco's $52 billion in annual sales, is taking the CEO job at Western Digital.
Also in today's EMEA regional rights roundup: Vodafone/TIM towers venture 'set for EU approval'; Net Insight acquires Aperi's virtualized media production technology; Virgin Media admits data breach.
Telco doubles the speeds of its two sub-Gigabit options – to 200 Mbit/s and 400 Mbit/s – without raising the price.
Culprits include slowdown in capacity purchases, next-gen network indecision and a lack of broadband competition. Meanwhile, DOCSIS 3.1 CPE shipments made a big jump.
Multi-service offering developing after operator ended 2019 with more than 600,000 service-ready FTTP homes in its Optimum footprint in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
However, CPE biz remains an important cash generator and a strategic piece of the portfolio that pulls through other products with different margin profiles, CFO says.
Huawei's new Liquid OTN solution is a small granularity technology that offers some significant benefits for organizations that need guaranteed bandwidth, low latency and resilient optical connections.
The Norwegian operator has already shed thousands of employees and more are set to go under plans announced today.
The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in space-broadband venture; Nokia sets out fiber access stall; Telenor keeps tight grip on costs.
Fixed wireless broadband represents the 'most important threat' to cable broadband and new satellite-based options are also worth a wary eye, Craig Moffett concludes in a report sizing up the state of US broadband.
The annual optical networking confab said that cancellation lists don't tell the full story of what's set to happen in San Diego next week.
Team Pod delves deep into Nokia and takes a look at the (largely) forgotten man of Chinese equipment vendors – ZTE.
A US campaign has failed to halt the Chinese companies, with major Western equipment makers ceding further ground.
Feeling its companies do not get a fair deal in China, India's government has unveiled a new rule allowing it to restrict Chinese vendors.
China has scrapped hefty Internet data charges in a move that should help China Mobile but hinder the country's other two big operators.
Boss of Finnish network firm will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of Finnish energy firm Fortum, but not until much later this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad closes fiber deal with InfraVia; Vivendi fights Italian court over Mediaset; Nokia loses market share.