Looking well beyond organic network capacity needs, Tele2 has developed a data-driven model fueled by other factors, including profitability, competition and risk assessment that help to justify where and when to deploy.
Flexible Mac Architecture (FMA) will give operators the ability to stick with HFC and upgrade to DOCSIS 4.0, or pull fiber all the way to the home, and make those decisions on a granular, market-driven basis.
Though many cable operators will continue to head down the road of DOCSIS in the years to come, they're also taking a close look at various FTTP options as they explore next-gen network moves.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia rolls out 5G for TTN in Denmark; MTN digs open RAN; UK government gets gung-ho on gigabit broadband.
Market research firm expects transition to 400G products, along with mobile backhaul upgrades, as key demand drivers going forward.
Verizon is spending billions of additional dollars on capital expenses over the next few years. But that higher level of spending isn't permanent, according to the company's CFO.
Viavi has made a $430 million offer to purchase testing and measurement company Exfo, a play that counters the plans of Exfo's founder to take the company private.
Lightpath, the fiber connectivity company now owned by Altice USA and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP), will enter a market served by incumbents that include Comcast, RCN and Verizon.
The UK operator positions itself to meet the challenge of converged rivals BT/EE and O2/Virgin Media.
About $8,000 in RDOF funding is going to LTD Broadband to provide 1-Gig service in areas surrounding Apple's massive $5 billion headquarters. That's drawn a complaint from the Competitive Carriers Association.
Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.
ACA Connects and Cartesian connected on a multi-faceted study finding that it would cost in the range of $61 billion to $118 billion to bring 1 Gbit/s to certain locations not covered by the phase I RDOF auction.
Although a New York judge issued an injunction against legislation requiring $15 per month broadband, the issue is still very much undecided.
Deployments of distributed access architecture (DAA) equipment are also showing signs of life, but suppliers of DOCSIS CPE could be in for more pain as chip shortages persist.
'The minimum delay reported by members was generally three to four weeks,' NTCA told the FCC. Some network operators report 'not being able to obtain the equipment for the 2021 construction season.'
Tapping into the 6GHz band with Wi-Fi 6 will enable service providers to free up the 5GHz band and pursue a new wave of high-bandwidth, low-latency apps and services, CommScope exec says.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier highlights pandemic security spike; 5G gaming-by-the-sea; AWS to plant data centers in Israel.
This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.
Biggest single shareholders in UK incumbent are now French and German.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica invests in Monogoto; TIM teams up to digitalize Italian industry; Sky Italia fails to bag sports content.