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Looking back on 2019 - PPC Broadband’s year in review

Posted by Krista Thresh

PPC Broadband had a memorable 2019, highlighted by three acquisitions and an expansion of our fiber product portfolio. We attended 25+ trade shows on five continents, and continued to develop new products that met unique applications and solved customer challenges across the globe. We’re looking back on some of the highlights from 2019 as we look forward to the many successes to come in 2020.

Topics: Corporate, Industry

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Looking back on 2018: PPC Broadband's year in review

Posted by Krista Thresh

As we move forward to 2019, we're looking back on a few of the highlights of the cable industry and on another successful year for PPC Broadband.

Here are just a few of the insights, innovations and events from the last 12 months.

Topics: Corporate, Industry, Exhibitions/Events

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The importance of quality testing of coaxial cable

Posted by Krista Thresh

For broadband service providers and operators, the pressure is on to bring new, enhanced and high-quality products to market for quicker download speeds and improved picture and voice quality for subscribers.

Keeping pace relies on continuing innovation, a commitment to rigid quality standards and an appreciation that products must work in the real world, not just in the confines of a controlled testing laboratory.

Topics: Industry, Coaxial

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Balancing the price of network components with total cost of ownership

Posted by Krista Thresh

Balancing the price of network components against the lifetime cost is an ongoing challenge for broadband service providers as they strive to consistently deliver high-quality service that meets customers’ expectations.

While it’s vital to manage the level of capital cost for components, the use of cheaper or sub-standard materials is directly linked to poorer performance profiles which in turn can lead to a higher frequency of service calls, reduced customer satisfaction and the inevitable issue of customer churn.

Topics: Industry, Coaxial

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Shining the spotlight on ultra-fast broadband solutions

Posted by Krista Thresh

The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of fixed network connection) is shaping up to promise some significant changes within fixed broadband networks over the next five years, according to the latest Telecoms Annual Industry Survey 2017.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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The importance of training for problem-free network installation

Posted by Esther Wise

Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network.

So if you’re looking to ensure better quality home network installations and reduce the number of service calls for your technicians, a customized, hands-on training program is an obvious first step.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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Global telecoms industry survey predicts rise in video services & IoT

Posted by Krista Thresh

The telecoms industry has been developing with monumental pace in recent years, as highlighted in the latest Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual Industry Survey published in December 2017.

The survey shares the opinions of 1,500 members of the global telecoms industry - spanning North America, Europe, South America, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Middle East - and explores key issues and trends affecting the sector including areas of growth, focuses of investment and biggest threats.

We're recapping the key takeaways from the survey, which include the rapid developments in technology, importance of ultra broadband, growing popularity of video services and crucial issues around cyber security.

Topics: Industry

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Worldwide fiber news and innovation roundup of 2017

Posted by Krista Thresh

Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and connected gadgets, increased demand for digital storage methods, or the simple pleasure of streaming Ultra HD TV.

In this blog post, we look back over some of the highlights within the fiber industry over the past year, with a roundup of news, developments and innovations from around the globe.

Topics: Fiber, Industry

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The new European CPR cable regulations - how manufacturers can comply

Posted by Tom Carpenter

Cable manufacturers and suppliers are required to meet specific classifications for the products they sell around the world, and label it as such for their customers. The standards for testing, and criteria for complying with new standards, are updated frequently, with a new regulation announced in mid-2017.

Topics: Corporate, Industry

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Global fixed broadband roundup- December 2017

Posted by Krista Thresh

The continuing evolution of the internet, and the ever-increasing consumer demand for quality, capacity and speed, means broadband service providers and operators need to be continually looking for ways to improve the customer experience.

In this blog, we provide a roundup of the latest news, innovations and achievements in the provision of fixed and mobile broadband from around the world.

Topics: Fiber, Industry, Coaxial

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