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Cable Techies Eye 25-Gig Path
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Even though cable's 10-Gig-enabling broadband spec, Full Duplex DOCSIS, hasn't hit the streets yet, some leading industry engineers are already laying the groundwork for a future DOCSIS spec that would support symmetrical speeds of up to 25 Gigs.
Liberty Global Grapples With Revenue Slump
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.
Google Fiber to Pay $3.84M to Clean Up Mess It Left in Louisville
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4/16/2019  |  1 comment
Google Fiber ceased service on Monday following decision to exit the market because of technical issues discovered with shallow trenching techniques it used there.
Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
The Philter  | 
3/27/2019  |  2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
Charter, US Ignite Spark Smart Cities Project
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise unit and non-profit group team on exploration and rollout of apps and services that use mix of wired and wireless connectivity options underpinned by a data management platform.
Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.
Windstream Woes: Hedge Fund Prevails in Bond Fight
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2/18/2019  |  4 comments
Windstream may end up owing 310M to a hedge fund if a court ruling made on Friday is allowed to stand. That could force the company into bankruptcy.
Google Fiber: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Bauminator  | 
2/14/2019  |  2 comments
Google's fiber initiative is almost exactly nine years old. Following its embarrassing setback in Louisville, here's a look back at Google Fiber's moments of hype, glory, achievement and disappointment.
Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.
ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts
Morris Lore  | 
11/12/2018  |  1 comment
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
CityFibre's CEO Courts Cable
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Greg Mesch, founder and CEO at CityFibre, explains why wholesale fiber networks are relevant to cable operators, offering them a new network asset option outside their existing coverage areas.
CityFibre Model Heading to US, Says CEO
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11/6/2018  |  1 comment
Investors in the US are queuing up to fund wholesale fiber specialists with nationwide plans, according to CityFibre boss Greg Mesch.
Making Smart Cities Smarter
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/5/2018  |  1 comment
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.
Charter Puts Mobile in Motion
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Following the full market launch of its new Spectrum Mobile product last month, the No. 2 US MSO has signed up 21,000 wireless customers and is integrating mobile service into its new triple-play bundle.
5G in the USA: Fall Edition
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G race between AT&T and Verizon heats up as we hit the last quarter of the year. But it's still mostly a war of words.
White House to Develop National Spectrum Strategy to Win 'Race to 5G'
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The White House makes access to more spectrum a priority as 5G looms in the US.
AT&T Promises Initial Mobile 5G Launch in 'Weeks'
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T sticks to $22 billion capex estimation as it continues 5G and 4G deployments.
Vodafone Revs Up DOCSIS 3.1 in Germany
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10/1/2018  |  1 comment
Major European provider becomes second MSO to launch gigabit-enabling D3.1 service in Germany, following the launch by Liberty Global's Unitymedia unit in May.
Ericsson's 5G Success Started by 'Doubling Down' on R&D
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
At MWCA earlier this month, Ericsson North America CEO Niklas Heuveldop discussed Ericsson's market advantage in securing 5G wins in North America and said the industrial IoT space could open up new opportunities in the enterprise in the coming months.
Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.
Verizon Shows the Shape of 5G to Come
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9/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon gives Light Reading a taste of some upcoming 5G apps.
Verizon: We'll Still Do Video Our Way
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7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
Pole Position: A Look at San Jose's Smart City Small Cell Deal
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The City of San Jose is working with three carriers to unleash the best cell coverage and fastest download speeds its citizens have ever seen. Here's how it happened.
Charter Goes on Big Gig Spree
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7/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Still playing catch-up ball with other major US MSOs, Charter extends DOCSIS 3.1 service to a dozen-plus new markets with more than 4 million homes.
AT&T Fires Up More Fiber & 5G Pilots
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6/29/2018  |  1 comment
The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.
DOCSIS 3.1 Ramps Up in Europe
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Several major European cablecos are now rolling out or at least prepping for D3.1, following the broad rollouts in the US.
Cable's New Focus: More Fiber & D3.1
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5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
Here Comes DOCSIS 4.0
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5/22/2018  |  4 comments
In a BCE fireside chat, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein lays out his idea for a next-gen DOCSIS spec beyond Full Duplex that could enable symmetrical broadband speeds as high as 30 Gbit/s or even 60 Gbit/s over cable's HFC networks.
BT to Slash 8% of Jobs in Efficiency Drive
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5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
UK operator will cut thousands of jobs in middle management and back-office functions as it looks to boost earnings and prepare for a new round of network spending.
Cox Talks Smart City Co-Creation
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4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Because co-creation just sounds more exciting than collaboration.
City CIO Talks Broadband in the Big Easy
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4/4/2018  |  2 comments
New Orleans is getting scrappy with its broadband plans.
New Orleans: Unique in Jazz, Coastline & Broadband
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey interviews New Orleans CIO Kimberly LaGrue on broadband in the Big Easy.
Cities to FCC: Stop Undermining Us
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4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Another city leader has parted ways with the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
Mediacom: Subs Flocking to 1 Gig Speeds
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4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
In the US MSO's initial rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 across its footprint, more broadband subscribers than expected are signing up for 1 Gig packages even at high prices.
Watch Out Telcos, There's a New Muni Broadband Wave on the Horizon
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3/30/2018  |  4 comments
And it's all because of smart cities.
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2018  |  4 comments
MSOs already have almost a two-thirds share of the market and are likely to increase that lead despite telco gigabit deployments.
Smart Cities Need Smarter Pipes
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.
Eurobites: Openreach Recruits Its Fiber Army
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3/15/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government issues gigabit vouchers; Helios pulls IPO; Deutsche Telekom gets ethical on data privacy.
Build a Fully Connected, Intelligent Emerging Market
News from Huawei  | 
3/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Due to the lack of infrastructure and strong business foundation in emerging markets, developing ICT sectors face challenges.
Clearfield Gets Passive Aggressive
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2/22/2018  |  1 comment
Company expanding market reach and product portfolio in the fiber distribution space with Calix passive product line acquisition and new aerial gear.
Eurobites: Cobham Adds DAS to German Capital
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2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre connects the Granite City; wireless wonders lined up for MWC; Telefonica Deutschland sees losses widen in Q4.
Liberty Global: Not So Fast on D3.1
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2/20/2018  |  1 comment
Despite an initial 2017 deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, Liberty Global is holding at D3.0 while it brings its HFC networks up to speed.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2018  |  9 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Google Access: New Leader, New Roadmap
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2/8/2018  |  2 comments
Google has learned a lesson or two about delivering broadband.
Charter Has Big Gig Plans for 2018
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2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.
Charter Sees High Capex Peaking
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2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider says its heavy capital spending will start to ebb a bit this year even as it carries out more all-digital and DOCSIS 3.1 system upgrades.
Verizon, Calix Roll Out Commercial NG-PON 2
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1/30/2018  |  8 comments
First-scale deployment is happening in Tampa, Fla., using Calix gear and software.
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