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Bell Labs: Surging video consumption will push networks to the edge

December 18, 2012

With Christmas expected to bring another leap in ownership of tablets, smartphones, and other devices, new research suggests that increasing consumption of video content on such devices will push wired broadband networks to their absolute limits over the next decade. The study was carried out by Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext, Paris and NYSE: ALU).

Entropic, Cortina offer advanced broadband router/gateway reference platform

December 18, 2012

Cisco unveils CMTS modules with CCAP in mind

December 12, 2012

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled a new high-density line card and a high-performance processing engine for its Cisco uBR10012 Universal Broadband Router (uBR10K) and Cisco Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS). The new products will help cable MSOs evolve toward Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) architectures, Cisco asserts.

PON, VDSL, cable equipment sales continue growth in 3Q12, says Dell'Oro

December 4, 2012

Sales of systems for access networks – which includes PON, DSL, and cable hybrid fiber/coax equipment – grew by a “moderate” 6% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2012, according to a new report by Dell’Oro Group. PON systems were the stars, advancing 21% over the same quarter of 2011.

Point Topic: Europe half-way to 'digital heaven'

November 27, 2012

One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by Point Topic shows that Europe is now half-way towards achieving that aim.

Empire State Development funds New York fiber-based broadband projects

November 19, 2012

The Empire State Development (ESD) authority, New York’s chief economic development agency, will provide more than $5.8 million in funding for a pair of fiber-based broadband access network projects in the state. The funding is part of a recently approved slate of $24,928,640 for a variety of projects aimed at increasing economic development throughout the State of New York.

EU VECTOR initiative targets new field-installable fiber-optic connectors

November 13, 2012

A seven-member team of companies and academic institutions has launched the “Versatile Easy installable Connector implementing new Technologies for accelerated fiber Optic network Roll-outs in Europe” (VECTOR) program. The VECTOR group, funded through the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), aims to develop a new field-installable fiber-optic connector system. The system will include both a fiber-optic connector and an installation tool.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave offers second Quantum Mass fusion splicer

November 12, 2012

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) has unveiled the second member of its Quantum Splicer line. The Quantum Type-Q101-M12 Dual-Heater Mass Fusion Splicer will accommodate 1 to 12 fibers and is designed to provide improved MPO connector application functions, including upgrades in speed, performance, and efficiency.

Calix closes Ericsson fiber access acquisition

November 5, 2012

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) fiber access assets. The global reseller agreement between the two companies that is part of the deal is now in place as well.

Aurora Networks doubles port density on Trident7 OLT blade

October 26, 2012

Aurora Networks, Inc. unveiled a new optical line terminal (OLT) blade for its Trident7 PON platform last week at SCTE Cable-Tec in Orlando, FL. The new blade offers twice the port density of previous Trident7 OLT blades.


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