Posts by Carl Weinschenk

Carl Weinschenk is a long time writer and editor, covering technology. His writing has appeared at IT Business Edge, Broadband Technology Report,, InternetWeek and many other sites and publications.

IHS: 74% of Enterprises Conducted SD-WAN Lab Trials Last Year

Seventy-four percent of medium-size to large enterprises participating in a survey by IHS Markit conducted SD-WAN lab trials last year. The survey found that many will move to production trials and live production this year. “As companies shift a greater portion of their IT infrastructure into the cloud, and expand their physical presence to go...Learn More

Report: Network Automation Investment Should Result in ‘Hulk’ Like Performance

Network automation investment will grow by about 30% between now and 2021 and 75% of responding companies said they would implement full or significant automation during the next five years. The research was conducted by ACG Research on behalf of Ciena. Respondents included decision makers from service providers and large enterprises worldwide. “A new theme...Learn More

Benaroya’s $14M Investment Will Help FTTH Firm GigabitNow Expand

The Benaroya Companies have made a $14 million equity investment in GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion that builds FTTH networks in municipalities and private communities. The funds will be used for network development and deployment and other project financing purposes for projects in the western United States. “Over the last few years, we have seen...Learn More

ADTRAN Intros Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Platform

ADTRAN has introduced a cloud-managed whole home mesh Wi-Fi platform, another sign that the broadband industry is recognizing both the opportunities and challenges in supporting Wi-Fi and the services it supports. The ADTRAN Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi platform is part of the company’s Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite. ADTRAN Whole Home Mesh WiFi The platform offers...Learn More

Pass the Pancakes says Comcast with Major Managed Services Deal Reaching More Than 2,850 Restaurants

Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. The services include managed broadband, managed firewall/router, managed switch, managed WiFi premium and...Learn More

comScore: Smart Speaker Penetration Rate Hits 20% of Wi-Fi Households

The smart speaker penetration rate increased by more than 50% or seven percentage points in just four months, according to comScore. At the beginning of December, slightly more than 13% of WiFi homes had smart speakers. That percentage now is at 20%, or 18.7 million homes. Susan Engleson, the Senior Director of Emerging Products for...Learn More

Parks: Smartphone Control Increases Consumer Likelihood of Purchasing Home Security

Consumer likelihood of purchasing home security increases if customers have physical and contractual control, according to Parks Associates. Almost one in five people who have resisted buying home security systems say they are very likely to take the plunge if the system can be smartphone controlled. Parks Associates’ “360 View: Residential Security” found that 73%...Learn More

Report: App Download Growth Leads to Best Quarter on Record, 27.5 Billion Apps Downloaded

The “app economy” had its best quarter ever in both consumer spending and downloads in 1Q 2018, according to App Annie, a provider of app market data. Researchers measured app download growth at more than 10% year over year. Combined global downloads for iOS and Google Play totaled 27.5 billion, the highest quarter ever. The...Learn More

Streaming Video Demographics Research: Young Adults Drive the Sector

People between the ages of 18 and 34 years of age are driving the live streaming Internet-delivered pay-TV sector, according to streaming video demographics research from the Leichtman Research Group. The firm found that 53% of U.S. adults that have such a service are in this age group and that, overall, 12% of people in...Learn More

Fast Growing Adoption of Video Doorbells will Help Smart Home Video Cameras Reach $9.7B in Sales by 2023

The global market for smart home surveillance cameras will surpass the $9.7 billion mark by 2023, according to a smart home surveillance camera forecast from Strategy Analytics. Growth in the category will be driven by cameras with full software and service feature sets that are below the $200 price point. Security service providers that will...Learn More

AT&T to Deploy Digital Signage Solution to 1,100 Citizens Bank Branches

AT&T is providing sophisticated digital signage and network services to more than 1,100 Citizens Bank branches. The AT&T digital signage will provide features on retirement planning, management of student loan information and similar topics. The carrier is working with Cineplex Digital Media on the project, which features the provisioning of the branches with screens with...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Continues with Several Florida Markets Now Upgraded

Comcast today announced additional Florida markets in which its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1 Gbps service will be available. They include the Orlando area, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and southwest sections of the state. In February, Comcast gigabit was launched in Lake County, Panama City; and Sarasota. Jacksonville and Miami got the upgrade last...Learn More

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