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Calix, Arcadiz roll out business broadband services for Numericable Belgium

October 16, 2012

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) is continuing its push into the Europe market. The FTTx equipment vendor announced that Belgian service provider Numéricable has selected its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and GPON technology to upgrade its service delivery platform in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Bordesholm grows its muni network with equipment from PBN

October 10, 2012

Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) says it has been confirmed as the long-term partner and FTTH-equipment supplier to KNÖV-NetT Bordesholm, a utilities provider in Germany.

Finisar offers tunable XFP-RF optical transmitter for cable access networks

October 9, 2012

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) is bringing the benefits of tunable transceivers to cable access networks. The company has unveiled a 1-GHz RF-modulated, widely tunable XFP optical transmitter that it asserts is the first such device designed for hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks.

Tellabs offers mini-ONT for optical LAN and GPON FTTH applications

September 27, 2012

Tellabs has introduced the 100 Series Mini Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). The indoor ONTs are designed for in-wall or in-cubicle mounting, presenting an interface to the user that is about the size of a standard Ethernet faceplate. The ONTs are initially targeted for use with Tellabs’ passive optical LAN technology, but the company also showed off the device at the FTTH Conference in Dallas this past week as an attractive alternative for FTTH networks using indoor GPON ONTs.

Alphion unveils compact AOLT-4200 GPON optical line terminal

September 26, 2012

PON equipment vendor Alphion has introduced the AOLT-4200, a compact GPON optical line terminal (OLT) at the 2012 FTTH Conference and Exhibition, in Dallas TX. The OLT is designed to support both low-cost entry into fiber to the home (FTTH) services as well as sophisticated service offerings for established FTTH network operators.

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.