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Eutelsat's Belmer: Video Still Holds Key to Successful Future | Via Satellite - January / February 2018 -
VIA SATELLITE: What would you highlight is the single biggest competitive threat to Eutelsat’s business over the next few years?

Belmer: The biggest competitive threat to our business is the indirect pressure we are seeing from fiber deployment. In the past, we used to consider competition as something between rival satellite operators. But today, this is less and less the case as the strategies of major satellite operators are going in very different directions.
ViaSatellite  satellite  Eutelsat  fiber  broadband  interviews 
january 2018 by pierredv
Cuts at Google Fiber: No one switching, wireless and cable going to a gig -- Aug 2016
overbuild is hard
"Google's gigabit isn't worth switching for. Reported result: Cost per new customer blows out the economics. Fiber needs to win ?30% to 50% of the market. That's hard if the existing carriers aren't so bad."
Dave-Burstein  Google  fiber  overbuild  broadband 
september 2016 by pierredv
Is Keck’s Law Coming to an End? - IEEE Spectrum, Jeff Hecht Feb 2016
"After decades of exponential growth, fiber-optic capacity may be facing a plateau"
IEEE-Spectrum  optoelectronics  history  fiber  fiber-optics 
february 2016 by pierredv
California fiber optic cable vandalism continues unabated | Ars Technica July 2015
"Vandalism on San Francisco Bay Area fiber optic cables is continuing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Three lines were severed Tuesday, disrupting telecommunications service in the state's capital of Sacramento, and even as far north as Seattle. The latest attack on an underground vault in Livermore, about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, brings to 11 the number of separate incidents in the region dating to July 2014."
hacking  fiber  California  cable  vandalism  security  cybersecurity 
july 2015 by pierredv
Small-cell deployments need a rethink from a fibre-first perspective - Comments - Content | Analysys Mason July 2015
"Each year, vendors' analysis of the state of small cells becomes increasingly familiar: a 'painful' and unmanageable data 'explosion', followed by small-cell densification to avert a crisis in capacity. However, most operators admit (as they did 2 or 3 years ago) that they are not experiencing much 'pain' in managing data growth." "It is time to address the myth of exponential data traffic growth" "In the US, the CTIA recently recorded 26% traffic growth in 2014. If this figure is correct, the average usage per US mobile data subscriber barely changed at all in 2014: the recorded number of data subscribers grew by 22%, and the expected exponential curve of data traffic has morphed into an s-curve." "Operators need to consider a fibre-first approach for small-cell supply"
AnalysysMason  spectrum-crunch  small-cells  deployment  fiber 
july 2015 by pierredv
Is Copper the Future of Fibre? G.Fast and the Battle of Bandwidth | The ITU Blog
"In focus was the upcoming and innovative ITU-T G.fast standard and its potential, in unison with vectoring techniques, to inject new life into existing telephone wire infrastructure in the predominantly copper ‘last mile’ (between the exchange, where fibre ‘drops’, and the customer premises). Vectoring is a means to eliminate interference, known as ‘cross-talk’, between multiple wire pairs in a single copper cable (not dissimilar to the noise-cancellation technology used in headphones). It was standardized in 2010 as ITU-T G.993.5 and the impressive results seen with its deployment in the field sparked huge upward revisions in analysts’ forecasts of the life left in copper."
broadband  infrastructure  copper  fiber  G.fast 
july 2014 by pierredv
Submarine cables in Sub-Saharan Africa: terrestrial networks need to keep up - Newsletter – Analysys Mason Quarterly - News | Analysys Mason
"Every country on the African continent apart from the Central African Republic, Eritrea and South Sudan has some form of fibre connectivity to one or more submarine cable landing stations and a large majority of countries have more than one national fibre network.1 However, many of these networks have been built by mobile operators for their own use, rather than for resale, while others are owned by national governments and utility companies that often lack the skills or the inclination to market them effectively to third-party ISPs and other commercial users. ... Only five countries (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can be said to have effective competition among multiple players." "there is a 'chicken-and-egg' problem with low demand: because the cost of operating a long-distance fibre network is largely fixed, low demand tends to keep prices high, which in turn discourages take-up."
AnalysysMason  fiber  Africa  broadband  World  Bank  PPP 
may 2014 by pierredv
High-Speed Stock Traders Turn to Laser Beams - WSJ.com Feb 2014
"As high-speed stock traders push to trade ever faster, their newest move involves harnessing a technology that U.S. military jets use to communicate as they soar across the sky: lasers. In March, a small Chicago communications company plans to switch on an array of laser devices linking the New York Stock Exchange's data center in Mahwah, N.J., with the Nasdaq Stock Market's NDAQ +0.39% data center in another New Jersey community, Carteret. The lasers, perched atop high-rise apartment buildings, towers and office complexes along the 35-mile stretch between the communities, are the first phase of a grid intended to link nearly all U.S. stock exchanges this way, zipping market data and rapid-fire trades. In recent years, so-called high-frequency trading firms, which account for about half of U.S. stock trading, have adopted first custom-built fiber-optic cables, then microwave and later millimeter-wave transmissions. Networks built on all three technologies operate today, tying tog"
finance  trading  WSJ  microwave  fiber  Anova 
february 2014 by pierredv
Now That It's in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality | Threat Level | Wired.com Jul 2012
"In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don’t give citizens the right to run servers on their home broadband connections, and that the Google Fiber network is perfectly within its rights to prohibit customers from attaching the legal devices of their choice to its network. At issue is Google Fiber’s Terms of Service, which contains a broad prohibition against customers attaching “servers” to its ultrafast 1 Gbps network in Kansas City. Google wants to ban the use of servers because it plans to offer a business class offering in the future. A potential customer, Douglas McClendon, filed a complaint against the policy in 2012 with the FCC, which eventually ordered Google to explain its reasoning by July 29. In its response, Google defended its sweeping ban by citing the very ISPs it opposed through the years-long fight for rules that require broadband providers to treat all packets equ...
Google  Fiber  Apple  netneutrality  FCC  Google  ex  Wired  Slingbox 
july 2013 by pierredv
The Cost Of Building Google Fiber - Business Insider
"Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner has a report on how much Google paid for Fiber installation in Kansas City, and how much it might cost in Austin. He estimates Google's total cash investment in Kansas City will be $94 million in 2013."
overbuild  Carlos  Kirjner  Sanford  Bernstein  broadband  fiber  Google 
april 2013 by pierredv
Cablevision putting finishing touches on fiber ring
"On this morning’s earnings call, Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end. The Bresnan footprint, which Cablevision bought last year, is spread out across Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Bresnan's master headend was located in Billings, and the new fiber ring will give Cablevision better economies of scale. Rutledge said the fiber ring would interconnect roughly 85 percent of the Bresnan customer base. “Once completed, we’ll be able to essentially manage these geographically diverse systems as one, which will allow us to sell a state-of-the-art triple product across our footprint,” he said."
cable  broadband  fiber  Cablevision  infrastructure 
april 2013 by pierredv
Part II: Satellite stays competitive - FierceCable - Interview with Mike Antonovich of Genesis Solutions, Mar 2013
"Where I see the difference for satellite is, satellite carriers and operators operate a couple of different satellite bands. The oldest band is C-Band, which is the big 3 (foot) or 5 (foot) dish you used to see in backyards, that you see in cable headends around the country. If you go back 15 years ago there were roughly 15,000 cable headends in the US before all the consolidation took place. Now you've got roughly 85 percent of the cable universe in the hands of seven companies, ... So at last count I believe there's only about 3,000 cable headends left in the US, but the last 2,000 are smaller second tier locations--very small markets, the 500- to 3,000-cable headend kind of environment. You could make an argument today that if all I wanted to do was to get to the major metros and to 85 percent of the U.S. addressable marketplace, all I have to do is land a fiber signal into these top seven providers. We're starting to see it."
C-band  satellite  cable  fiber  FierceCable 
april 2013 by pierredv
Utilities: the gold is underground | Analysys Mason Oct 2011
Forcing utilities to give away duct space may not be the solution, as there is a win-win scenario for both the telecoms and the utility sectors.
utilities  broadband  fiber  infrastructure  AnalysysMason 
october 2011 by pierredv
Utilities: the gold is underground | Analysys Mason
"With fibre network roll-outs on the rise globally, utility companies are sitting on an asset that – if appropriately identified, managed and valued – could enable them to reap significant benefits. Civil engineering costs (for example, digging new trenches) are often the main barrier to fibre network roll-out. However, most utilities already own a number of underground ducts, whose primary use includes power supply, district heating, street lighting and so on, but which are also suitable to deploy fibre (provided there is sufficient space). Forcing utilities to give away duct space may not be the solution, as there is a win-win scenario for both the telecoms and the utility sectors."
broadband  fiber  AnalysysMason 
september 2011 by pierredv

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