Mike Robuck

Black Friday and Cyber Week sales highlight the need for faster broadband speeds

Black Friday and Cyber Week broadband shoppers showed a marked preference for faster broadband speeds. Along with the supposed screaming deals offered by retailers, both online and at brick and mortar locations, some internet service providers wer

CenturyLink CEO: Fiber wins over 5G, wireless and hybrid fiber coax

CenturyLink is defining itself as the go-to provider of fiber-based services for business customers, according to CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey. "We know that when we have a building on-net, our fiber-based services provide a better, more reliable a

AT&T's Donovan says company will take a more incremental approach to fiber builds

As part of its 2015 merger with DirecTV, the Federal Communications Commission required that AT&T expand its deployment of high-speed, fiber-optic broadband internet service to 12.5 million customer locations, as well as to E-rate eligible sch

While 5G is in the limelight, AT&T and Verizon's fiber builds are the roadies

While 5G may be the showstopper for Verizon and AT&T, their respective fiber build-outs are the roadies that move and carry the loads. Verizon has been dramatically expanding its fiber equipment in support of 5G technologies, such as C-RAN, an

Telefónica offloads Central American assets to Carlos Slim's América Móvil

Telefónica took a small bite out of its debt load by selling off two of its operations in Central America to América Móvil for $648 million.

GlobalData Report: Telecom operators need to be more than a dumb pipe

Telecom operators need to get their artificial intelligence (AI), SDN and cloud ducks in a row or risk becoming a "dumb pipe" for connectivity, according to a report by GlobalData. “Telecom operators are increasingly seeking to move beyond the dum

Infinera makes a $430M move to buy competitor Coriant

In a bid to shake up its bottom line, Infinera announced a cash and stock deal valued at $430 million to acquire optical competitor Coriant.

Cisco's cloud-native broadband router could be a game changer for cable

Cisco announced the debut of its cloud-native broadband router, which is a containerized, software reboot of traditional converged cable access platform (CCAP) hardware.  The new cloud-native broadband router is notable on several levels, the firs