Gigabit Deployments

The educational content of this category relates to gigabit deployments and their evolution for Telecom/Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) mobile and fixed networks.  Best practices and guidance are targeted for telecom providers, contractors and others aligned with the ICT industry.

Industry Trends

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Network Transformation/Edge Compute/IoT/URLLC/Automation/M2M

100G to 800G

June 1, 2021
Building It So THEY Will Come — Switching speeds are changing, with serialized/deserialized (SERDES) speeds stepping quickly from 10G through 25G, 50G to 100G, and perhaps 200G...
FTTx/Optical Networks

Electric Utilities and The Future of Open Broadband

May 15, 2019
From the Smallest CO-OP to the Largest Public Utility — There’s an emerging understanding that broadband is critical civil infrastructure mandatory for community survival. It’...
ISE Columnist Greg Whelan, Municipal Broadband
FTTx/Optical Networks

Introducing ISE’s New Municipal Broadband Web Content

Jan. 29, 2019
What Is Municipal Broadband? Municipal Broadband is a term in common usage usually denoting a city government’s involvement in the local Last Mile network infrastructure. But ...
Public Private Partnerships (P3)/Municipal Broadband

Incumbent Broadband Providers Versus Muni Broadband

Sept. 1, 2018
Why the Fight? Today, municipal broadband networks are merely a nuisance to the big US Incumbent broadband providers. A small rural community here, a small city there. Noise in...


Finley Engineering video
5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

Do Rural Broadband Partnerships Work?

Oct. 12, 2020
An inside perspective on successful broadband ventures. Closing the digital divide and bringing broadband to rural America is a challenging task that has been emphasized by the...
FTTx/Optical Networks

Innovative Enough?

April 1, 2017
Google Fiber Reflections: Google Fiber learned what most readers of this publication already knew: the broadband access business is tough. It’s not an electrical engineering problem...
5G/6G & Fixed Wireless Access/Mobile Evolution

More Than Technology Is Changing

Jan. 1, 2017
Updates on, FTTx, WTTR, DOCSIS 3.1, 4G, 5G, and MORE 2017 will be an extraordinary year for new technology in communications. Carriers will be able to double speeds in ...
Making It to the Gigabit Winner’s Circle
FTTx/Optical Networks

Making It to the Gigabit Winner’s Circle

Dec. 8, 2016
Community Case Studies: Sebewaing, Michigan, and Sandy, Oregon by: Craig Settles (This article originally ran in the September 2015 issue of OSP Magazine) Cities in need of faster...
C&E/NetDev Ops/GIS/Open-Source Networks

Gig-ing Out in Chattanooga

June 1, 2016
Electric Power Board Enrolls the Help of a Little Light Chattanooga, Tennessee, has long been known as a city of pioneers, both in history and in technology. With a rich […]