Category Archives: mobile broadband

1-800-FREE-DATA – The Future of Mobile Billing?

Broadbandtrends is guest blogging over at ADVA Optical’s blog “Technically Speaking”  on AT&T’s Sponsored Data Plan.  To read the post, please click here.

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2012 FCC Broadband Data: 55% of Fixed Broadband Greater than 10Mbps

The FCC issued its latest Internet Access Services report for the period ending December 31, 2012, which provide details on fixed and mobile broadband in the United States.  Total broadband connections were 261.7 million, consisting of 92.6 million fixed and … Continue reading

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The Fixed versus Mobile Condundrum – Part II

I wrote about this topic back in January 2012 , but felt it was worth a revisit given this opinion piece that appeared in Forbes today titled “Why High Speed Broadband Fibre Is Becoming Irrelevant” In this article, the author … Continue reading

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Is LTE’s Growth Bad News for Fixed Broadband?

News this past week that growth in LTE is impacting FTTH demand in fiber-rich Japan has definitely raised some red flags as to the future of fixed broadband.  During 3Q12, Japan experienced its lowest quarterly demand for FTTH services since … Continue reading

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AT&T Details its $14 Billion Project Velocity-IP (VIP)

On Wednesday November 7, 2012, AT&T announced its Project Velocity IP (VIP) Plan.  In short, it details AT&T’s plans to shift 99% of its network away from TDM to IP. I’ll provide more details in a moment, but this is really … Continue reading

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AT&T Jumps on the Home Security/Automation Bandwagon

On Monday May 7, 2012, AT&T announced plans to launch a home security and automation service called Digital Life – a service that was previously demonstrated at the 2012 Mobile World Congress shown in Barcelona.  The service would provide professional … Continue reading

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Verizon Officially Launches LTE for Fixed Broadband Services with HomeFusion

On Tuesday March 6, 2012, Verizon announced the official launch of its HomeFusion service – an LTE-based broadband solution targeted at households that cannot get another type of fixed broadband – such as DSL, Cable or Fiber.  The service was … Continue reading

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Industry Perspectiv​e: The Digital Divide’s True Size

There has been alot of discussion around a NY Times opinion piece that discusses the New Digital Divide.  I have offered my own opinion via the Calix Blog.  You can read the article here.

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NSN – “We’re goin’ Mobile”

Last week, Nokia Siemens Networks announced a major restructuring of its business and a new strategy focusing on Mobile Broadband and Services.  These plans also include the layoff of nearly 25% of its workforce over the next 18 months as it … Continue reading

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