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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.

GPON leads access market growth through 2016, says Dell'Oro Group

August 16, 2012

A new five-year forecast by Dell’Oro Group predicts increased sales of GPON optical line terminals (OLTs), DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS and VDSL infrastructure equipment through 2016. Driven by growing bandwidth requirements, the report say that GPON will show the fastest growth, followed by CMTS and VDSL, offsetting a trend of declining revenue for slower-speed ADSL equipment.

Comcast counters Verizon with 305-Mbps broadband plans

July 25, 2012

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) has seen Verizon’s 300-Mbps broadband service offering and plans to raise it 5. The cable MSO revealed that it will offer 305-Mbps downstream services in certain Northeast markets as part of its upcoming Xfinity Platinum Internet package.

Infonetics: Latin America is cable broadband market to watch

July 18, 2012

While North America was the only CMTS and edge QAM market to show sequential growth in the first quarter of 2012, market research firm Infonetics Research suggests equipment vendors should keep their eyes on Latin America.

Sunrise Telecom offers AT2500Plus spectrum analyzer for cable operators

July 12, 2012

Sunrise Telecom Inc. (OTC: SRTI) says the new addition to its family of CATV spectrum analyzers, the AT2500Plus, enables comprehensive digital and analog test automation to ensure that networks meet the technical parameters required by FCC and SCTE-40. Thus, the AT2500Plus helps operators to eliminate problems in the network before they affect the end-customer experience.

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