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FTTH Council Americas releases FTTH market numbers

September 25, 2012

The Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council Americas released at its conference in Dallas its annual update of FTTH progress in North America. There are now 9 million homes connected by FTTH networks on the continent, with the number of homes passed reaching 24.3 million.

TE Connectivity launches NG4access ODF platform

September 25, 2012

TE Connectivity has announced the availability of its NG4access ODF platform – a new optical fiber distribution frame (ODF), chassis, adapter pack, and cabled module system that delivers fiber connectivity for central offices, head ends, and data centers.

Calix adds RF video to its range of indoor ONTs

September 25, 2012

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says the 726GE-I indoor optical network terminal (ONT) is the latest addition to its comprehensive portfolio of ONTs. The 726GE-I brings RF video capabilities to the suite of Calix indoor ONTs.

Aurora Networks debuts three new PON ONTs

September 25, 2012

Aurora Networks, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of passive optical network (PON) equipment with the introduction of three new PON optical network terminals (ONTs): ONT-G4021-RTN-FRU-C, ONT-E4021i-RTN and ONT-E2424F.

UK allocates funding for 'superconnected cities'

September 24, 2012

Ten cities in the UK will share a £114 million pot of funding for broadband. The investment, announced by Culture Secretary Maria Miller, will help transform the 10 cities into “super-connected cities.” The funding will go towards providing businesses with ultrafast broadband at speeds of at least 80—100 Mbps and improving high-speed wireless Internet access in those cities.

CommScope launches EPON and GPON product line

September 7, 2012

CommScope, Inc. says it plans to expand its existing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings with a line of PON equipment that will support both EPON and GPON architectures.

Time Warner Cable Business Class to spend $25M on New York City fiber network expansion

August 29, 2012

Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC), a division of Time Warner Cable, says it plans to spend $25 million this year to expand its footprint and connect more businesses in New York City.

AFL NOYES Contractor Series OTDRs target metro/access and PON testing

August 29, 2012

AFL now offers a new line of Contractor Series handheld OTDRs aimed at FTTx PONs and point-to-point metro/access network test requirements. The CS260 OTDR family includes the CS260-10 FTTx PON Activation and Troubleshooting OTDR and the CS260-20 Metro/Access Troubleshooting OTDR.

To digital and beyond!

August 28, 2012

Consumers’ demand for high-speed data rates has pressured cable operators to increase performance and deliver higher-quality services. Consequently, cable operators continuously look for new technologies that will help them address today’s upstream demands and future-proof their networks for tomorrow’s needs. One such technology that has become widely adopted as the optimum approach is digital return.

Vecima to explore strategic alternatives

August 22, 2012

Vecima Networks Inc., which offers products for hybrid fiber/coax and wireless broadband applications, has hired Stifel Nicolaus & Co. as its financial advisor as it explores strategic alternatives that will boost its value to the company shareholders.

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