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Newsletters

Most recent UNH BCOE Newsletters
by Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini
1Dec, 2018

Microsoft Bridges The Digital Divide

December 1st, 2018|

BCoE commends Microsoft in its initiative to bridge the digital divide, not just in words but also in action. We should expect a lot more product in 2019 that will be known as Wi-Fi 6. Hello, The University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) wishes our readers and contributors a very merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year. We conclude the year on an encouraging high note for TV White Space (TVWS) which has gained some momentum since mid-year. We continue to believe [...]

1Aug, 2018

Wireless LAN Working Group Working On Extremely High Throughput

August 1st, 2018|

“The 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group formally initiated new work on Extremely High Throughput (EHT)." Hello, Last month we saw the next shoe to drop in Microsoft’s TV White Space (TVWS) strategy. Recall that in July 2017 Microsoft said it could spend up to $10 billion to get broadband deployed using a broadband wireless network powered by TVWS. It caught my attention. Now, here’s what came this July. Microsoft and Radwin to Team We have news of a strategic partnership announced by Microsoft and Radwin, an Israeli company [...]

1Jun, 2018

Wired and Wireless Automotive Networking Standards Work Under Way

June 1st, 2018|

“The study group is considering the feasibility of enhancing throughput, better efficiency, higher reliability and extending range. " Hello, You may not realize this, but we recently passed the 45th anniversary for the first cell phone call and for the creation of Ethernet. Both these developments have had incredible impacts on our civilization and have led to the creation of major industries. Telecom services have greatly advanced. IEEE 802 LAN/WAN Standards Committee had a productive meeting in Pittsburgh recently and my colleague Paul Nikolich, its Chairman and an [...]

1Apr, 2018

FCC Update: Broadband Deployment In The US

April 1st, 2018|

“The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee remains a vibrant community of globally based technologists who continue to standardize the best technologies for global commercialization of products and services benefiting humanity." Spring is upon us, but it was hard to tell at times in the recent weeks here in New England with three major Nor’easter storms battering us. I retain positive thoughts that nice weather is just around the corner. My colleague Mr. Nikolich also remains positive about the work underway in his IEEE committee and offers [...]

3Feb, 2018

Is Super-PON A Success?

February 3rd, 2018|

“One can foresee a time in the future when broadband service providers are unwilling or unable to provide large streaming content providers like Netflix, Amazon and Google the service levels appropriate for their business models." There have been some interesting developments of late, as well as discoveries on new networking ideas, so I began to think, futuristically: What If…A new networking concept called Super-PON is a success?  What is the Super-PON proposal that was discussed at the recently completed IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Interim Session? For one, it has [...]

3Dec, 2017

Net Neutrality And Next Generation Network Standards

December 3rd, 2017|

“Multiple news outlets including the NY Times were reporting that the FCC will not just weaken but eliminate its net neutrality program at a Commission meeting in the middle of this month." I am not surprised by the news last month that the FCC will do away with net neutrality at a meeting in mid-December, giving incumbent ISPs such as Telcos and cable operators a nice Christmas present for this year. Rather than a gift, it seems to me like its coal in the stocking for up-and-coming entrepreneurs [...]

4Nov, 2017

Transferring Broadcast Spectrum To Create A Platform For Rural Broadband

November 4th, 2017|

“Though BCoE continues to believe that broadband connectivity without affordability does not completely address the digital divide, we applaud the private investment." This month we are revisiting the Federal Communication Commission’s process on transferring broadcast spectrum to create a platform for rural broadband. This issue also contains information provided by UNH’s Brian Shepperd regarding a field hearing in New Hampshire focusing on broadband. TV White Space Auction Update by Chris Grobicki We last reported on the FCC Incentive Auction (though a little out of date this [...]

29Nov, 2007

YAS Broadband Knowledge Center Research and Invention

November 29th, 2007|

“ROUZBEH YASSINI UNVEILS $10M “YAS BROADBAND KNOWLEDGE CENTER”; INITIATES FOUR $50,000 GRANTS FOR Ph.D.-LEVEL RESEARCH AND INVENTION” BOSTON, MA (November 29, 2007) – Rouzbeh Yassini, inventor of the cable modem and a distinguished participant in the broadband community, today announced the creation of the nation’s first independent facility dedicated to broadband research, and the initiation of a substantial financial grant program for post-graduate students focused on advanced broadband technologies. Yassini, CEO of YAS Broadband Ventures, has designed the “Yassini Broadband Knowledge Center” as the nation’s first fully operational broadband-based intelligent building. The [...]

Publications

Most Recent Articles and Archives Written On The Progress of Broadband
8Mar, 2016

Connecting West Virginia

March 8th, 2016|

West Virginia Executive “Connecting West Virginia” By Samantha Cart “Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care.” West Virginia leaders and legislators continue to push fast, reliable broadband to revitalize the struggling economy, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini offers insight into how the Mountain State can become a global leader in connectivity. Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care. As providers and legislators work to improve connectivity in the Mountain State, many West Virginians still do [...]

7Dec, 2015

YAS Foundation Grant to UNH Will Support Broadband Center of Excellence

December 7th, 2015|

“The BCoE has developed an aggressive list of objectives for the coming year that will serve to expand broadband availability in New Hampshire and elsewhere, and help extend broadband to those who are unserved or underserved,” A grant to the University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) from the YAS Foundation will expand the center’s efforts to leverage UNH research and technology to ensure universal and affordable broadband service worldwide. The $1 million, seven-year grant will establish UNH as a thought leader and advance the effective use of broadband [...]

1Dec, 2015

Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision

December 1st, 2015|

Broadband Library.com "Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision" Rouzbeh Yassini, PhD “Imagine an intelligent being has been hurtled to Earth from a distant galaxy and is hovering somewhere over a metropolis near you. We'll call our being BOB, for Broadband Observational Bot. ” Dispatched for a fact-finding mission about the state of high-speed networks, our bot immediately is puzzled by a few things it sees. On the ground below, for example, are separate but nearly identical delivery mechanisms whose fibers and wires and invisible waves connect homes and businesses and individuals, [...]

25Sep, 2013

UNH to test Super Wi-Fi technology that could expand broadband access in rural areas

September 25th, 2013|

Concord Monitor "UNH to test ‘Super Wi-Fi’ technology that could expand broadband access in rural areas" By BEN LEUBSDORF “This is a perfect technology to be used for that last rural mile,” The University of New Hampshire next month will begin testing an experimental way to provide wireless high-speed internet access across several miles via TV-style signals, a technology officials hope will offer an inexpensive solution to the problem of scarce broadband access in rural areas. “This new, innovative technology is reliable. It is low-cost. It is emerging around the globe,” [...]

22Feb, 2013

West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni

February 22nd, 2013|

“During his senior year at WVU, Yassini became fascinated by the burgeoning satellite communications industry. Upon graduation, he was recruited by GE, where he went to work building television receivers.” Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard is founder and CEO of YAS Capital Partners LLC. He has gained an international reputation as a broadband visionary for inventing the cable modem while founder and CEO of LANcity and for establishing the cable modem industry standards (DOCSIS) through Cable Television Laboratories, SCTE and ITU. Dr. Yassini is well known in industry circles as the “father of the [...]

23Oct, 2012

Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?

October 23rd, 2012|

LightReadingCable.com "Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?" By Jeff Baumgartner “If cable decides to go "all-in" with Docsis 3.1, it could indeed mark the final step before cable considers pulling fiber all the way to the home”  ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cable-Tec Expo -- YAS Capital Partners President and CEO Rouzbeh Yassini is considered by many in industry tech circles to be the "father" of the cable modem, so it follows that we checked in with him at the show to get his thoughts as his baby grows up to become Docsis 3.1. (See Docsis 3.1 Targets 10-Gig [...]

22Oct, 2012

Father Knows Best

October 22nd, 2012|

Light Reading Video "Father Knows Best" Jeff Baumgartner “Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini 'Father of the Cable Modem' offers his opinion on the emerging Docsis 3.1 platform and if the project represents the final step before cable takes fiber to your home” View the Video and find other informative article on on LightReading.com: Network and Communications Industry

1Oct, 2012

Rouzbeh Yassini The Father of the Modern Modem

October 1st, 2012|

West Virginia University Magazine "Rouzbeh Yassini, The Father of the Modern Modem" Diana Mazzella “Our inspiration came from that fact that we knew—beyond any question—that access to broadband Internet connectivity would be an agent of tremendous empower-ment for individuals.” It was a futuristic life we had only dreamed of, where body sensors automatically alert physicians when your blood pressure skyrockets. College courses are completed from your living room. A webcam guards your house while you’re on vacation. And a Skype call with your grandchildren lets you see their smiles, new [...]

13Apr, 2012

Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class

April 13th, 2012|

Broadband Tech Report "Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class" By BTR Staff “The Cable Television Pioneers class of 2012 will be officially inducted at the organization's annual banquet on May 20 in Boston. ” Founded in 1966, the Cable Television Pioneers is an independent organization of individuals recognized and honored for their contributions to the cable industry. To be chosen, Pioneers must have served 20 years in the cable industry and must have made significant and meaningful contributions to it. The class of 2012 consists of: Marshall Cohen, Marshall Cohen Associates [...]

11May, 2010

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini Authors Book Titled Planet Broadband

May 11th, 2010|

Rouzbeh Yassini, the father of the cable modem, has written Planet Broadband, a breakthrough book appealing to a broad audience, including consumers, and business and technical professionals. The book describes not just what broadband is, but why broadband matters to everyday people. Broadband is becoming the most influential medium of communication since the telephone. See how this technology will alter how we live, think, and do business. Book Description Understand what broadband is, why it is the fastest growing consumer media product since the VCR and what it means to you. Learn [...]