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Networks & Systems

Deploying FTTH is not always a slam dunk

November 20, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

TDS Telecom is a fan of deploying FTTH in the last mile, but as a telco that serves rural areas with copper facilities the service provider targets deployments in areas where it can make a business case work. As of […]


Networks & Systems

Three steps you can take now for more secure mobile IoT

November 17, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Cisco Visual Networking Index reports that almost half a billion (429 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2016. Smartphones made up the bulk of this growth, followed by M2M modules. These devices, self-driving cars, mobile-connected tablets and […]


Networks & Systems

We’re no longer looking at cable acquisitions to bolster the fiber network

November 16, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon is no longer considering a large-scale acquisition of a major cable MSO as a way to get the fiber infrastructure it needs to support a multipurpose fiber network for 4G and 5G wireless and enterprise services. While he did […]


Networks & Systems

Vodafone plans to invest 2 billion Euros in gigabit networks

November 14, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Vodafone has laid out plans to invest 2 billion Euros (around $2.39 billion) to boost gigabit networks in Germany. Vodafone estimated that the incremental capital expenditures, to be doled out between now and the end of 2021, will result in […]


Networks & Systems

Business Broadband: The Answer to Your Networking Needs

November 13, 2017

Via: No Jitter

All enterprises should be making the most of business broadband (BB) Internet transport services. BB will enable cloud networking and seamlessly connect an enterprise’s users together while replacing much more expensive and complicated technologies like MPLS. After all, BB connects […]


Networks & Systems

In move from macro to small cells, what’s the role of cable companies?

November 9, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

DENVER–As carriers and neutral host providers look to create ultra-dense networks using small cells, cable companies will have increasing opportunities in the wireless market based on the reach of existing hybrid fiber-coaxial networks. That was the key takeaway from a […]


Networks & Systems

5G is Bigfoot: ‘What is it? Where is it?’

November 9, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

DENVER–The 3GPP is tracking to complete the non-standalone variant of the 5G specification with the 5G New Radio specification tracking for completion in mid-2018. Pointing this out during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Keith Hayes of Broadband Advisors Group said, “Today […]


Networks & Systems

A new era for fixed broadband: Intelligent access

November 9, 2017

Via: Nokia Networks

It feels to me that the broadband industry is on the cusp of a new era. For many years we’ve been focused on faster, squeezing more bits out of copper, HFC and fiber through successive innovations in transport technology. But things […]


Networks & Systems

Is the Data-Driven Network Next Step in Networking?

November 9, 2017

Via: No Jitter

In talking with a customer recently about network management, an interesting question came up: “Is the network management industry headed toward instrumentation on the network devices and exporting the data to analysis systems?” I’ve seen some early indications that this […]


Networks & Systems

Legacy infrastructure inhibiting cloud potential, Riverbed survey finds

September 21, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Riverbed Technology recently unveiled the results of the Riverbed Future of Network Global Survey 2017, revealing a near unanimous agreement among IT professionals that legacy infrastructures are hindering cloud and digital strategies. The survey, which examines the impact legacy infrastructure […]