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Start-ups and telecoms giants among latest additions to Broadband Forum as...

Fremont, California, 26 June 2017.

The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed 15 new members – including three start-ups – as it continues to address the fast-changing broadband landscape.

The broad range of industry expertise displayed by the new member companies highlights the continuously expanding breadth of the Broadband Forumrsquo;s work which has grown to include a strong focus on next-generation broadband technologies such as virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), the Internet of Things... Source: RealWire

Genesis Technical Systems joins the Broadband Forum

Genesis Technical Systems has become the newest member of the leading global organisation for broadband standards as it looks to shape the global telecom ecosystemCoventry, UK and Calgary, Canada – 26 June 2017 – Genesis Technical Systems is pleased to announce it is the newest member of the Broadband Forum, the leading industry body that is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Joining the Forum will allow Genesis to leverage its shared goals... Source: RealWire

Low-latency satellite broadband gets approval to serve US residents

50Mbps Internet could hit remotest parts of country by 2019.

Charter promised more broadband but didn’t deliver, now must pay fine

21,000 NY customers did not get broadband on schedule, despite merger promise.

IoT, 5G and Big Data on the agenda as Communic Indonesia...

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), the role of satellite connectivity and the evolution of 4G, 5G and LTE technologies will be some of the key talking points discussed by leading industry names at this yearrsquo;s Communic Indonesia.In 2016, the number of internet users in Indonesia hit 100 million, with 93% accessing the web via their mobile phones.

As the Government aims to have broadband reach 71% of the total... Source: RealWire

Democrats urge Trump administration to block ATT/Time Warner merger

Senate Democrats: “Mega conglomeraterdquo; could punish rivals and harm consumers.

California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump

State law could protect customers' browsing history, but FCC rule is still dead.

Calix AXOS Solutions Lead Way in First Gfast Certifications by Broadband...

Calix is first systems vendor to achieve end-to-end solution certification from DPU to Gfast modemPETALUMA, CA – June 21, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that the AXOS E5-16F Gfast Node and the 801F GigaPoint are the first end-to-end solutions to be successfully certified as part of the inaugural Gfast certification program from the Broadband Forum (BBF) and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory... Source: RealWire

Cable lobby tries to stop state investigations into slow broadband speeds

Besides gutting net neutrality, industry wants less scrutiny of speed claims.

InfiNet Wireless helps AOT improve connectivity in Thai Airports

Interference-free wireless links were utilised by Easy Networkrsquo;s solutionsValletta, Malta. 19 June 2017: InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, has provided seamless data transfer solutions to improve connectivity and enhanced safety in four of Thailandrsquo;s major airports.Airports of Thailand plc (AOT), the governing body of Thailandrsquo;s six international airports, needed a cost-effective, reliable solution after four of its busiest airports – Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang, Ubon Ratchathani and Phuket Airport – began... Source: RealWire

Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light review

Death by Scotland! The whole world is doomed by a beast of darkness.

Verizon supports controversial rule that could help Google Fiber expand

Verizon asks FCC to speed up fiber deployment, but cable lobby is against it.