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FTTX

Fiber to the X (FTTX) comprises the many variants of fiber optic access infrastructure. These include fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the premise (FTTP), fiber to the building (FTTB), fiber to the node (FTTN), and fiber to the curb or cabinet (FTTC). You'll find FTTX news, FTTX products, and FTTX market research on this page.

FTTX NEWS & PRODUCTS

ZTE wins GPON equipment order from China Mobile

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) says it has won orders from China Mobile for GPON equi...

AT&T releases list of potential new 1-Gbps FTTH markets

AT&T has released a list of 21 metropolitan markets in which it might roll out the 1-Gbp...

SiFi Networks to build FTTH network for Pacific Grove, CA

SiFi Networks says it has signed an agreement to build an open access fiber to the home (FTT...

Sky, TalkTalk, CityFibre partner for 1-Gbps FTTH in York

UK service providers Sky and TalkTalk and fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure company Ci...

G.fast 'a giant step away from DSL' says Broadband Forum CEO

G.fast, the latest specification set for copper-based broadband access delivery, will play a...

AT&T negotiates for 1-Gbps FTTH in North Carolina

Having announced its intention to deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) in Austin, TX (see...

Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH

As expected after a coalition led by the Liberal National Party won control of the national ...

eircom taps Huawei for VDSL vectoring rollout

Following the news that it has switched on vectoring on its fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) netw...

EDitorial GUIDEs

Emerging 100G applications and technologies

It’s clear that the deployment of 100-Gbps technology is well underway. But that doesn’t mean that developments have stopped. These articles illustrate several paths t...

New opportunities for PON

Passive optical network (PON) technology has established a strong foothold in telco networks. Now with the attention given to Google as well as the opening of other ap...

Fiber support of small cells

As mobile network operators move to small cell architectures, the demands for both traditional mobile backhaul and emerging mobile fronthaul become more complex. Opera...

Fiber in harsh environments

Fiber is sometimes thought of as a physically fragile medium. But recent advances have overcome previous limitations, opening the door for harsh environments to enjoy ...

Fttx: a look ahead

Fiber to the home (FTTH) has proven its value as the most future-proof method of providing broadband services. But challenges remain before it becomes the most widely ...

Advances in optical design testing

Demands for support of 100 Gbps data rates in smaller packages have challenged technology developers’ creativity. Optical communications engineers have responded with ...

Passive optical LANs bring fiber to the desktop economically

A growing number of enterprises have discovered the benefits of using passive optical LANs to meet the high-bandwidth needs of their network users. Based on proven tec...

The Expanding World of Data Centers

Data center requirements have grown increasingly complex, requiring new technology that operates at higher speeds. Whether it’s servers, storage, or the networks that ...

What’s new in FTTH?

With broadband access demands increasing, fiber to the home (FTTH) technology is improving to meet operator requirements. Recent advances promise to make FTTH even mor...

Coherent 100 Gbps: The Basics

Want to get up to speed on multi-level modulation formats and coherent detection? These articles describe how coherent transmission differs from traditional methods an...

FTTH and Beyond


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THE LIGHTWAVE CHANNEL

The Lightwave Blog

Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Netflix: U-verse stinks and so do interconnect agreements

April 22, 2014
The folks at Netflix naturally have an interest in the level of broadband services available to their potential customers; after all, the faster their over-the-top (OTT) video content arrives on their subscribers’ screens, the more likely those subscribers will remain loyal. So Netflix tracks the download speeds of the various Internet...

The Lightwave Guest Blog

Jim Theodoras

by Jim Theodoras
ADVA Optical Networking

The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

April 2, 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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