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Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH

April 10, 2014

As expected after a coalition led by the Liberal National Party won control of the national government in last September’s general elections, Australia’s Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann have instructed the company responsible for construction of the country’s National Broadband Network to switch the program’s fixed-line technology emphasis from fiber to the premises (FTTP) to a mix of approaches. The change will include the use of fiber to the node (FTTN) rather than FTTP in most instances.

FTTH Council Asia-Pacific endorses Light Brigade for FTTx training

April 2, 2014

Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, says that the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific has endorsed its “FTTx for Installers and Technicians” training program. The course is the first to pass the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific’s new endorsement procedure that aims to improve fiber-to-the-home (FTTx) training in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Etisalat to trial 40G GPON technology from Huawei

March 31, 2014

Etisalat Group and Chine-based optical systems manufacturer Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. report they have signed an agreement to test 40-Gbps GPON technology across Etisalat's footprint in the United Arab Emirates.

China Mobile awards Alcatel-Lucent $1 billion contract

March 31, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and China Mobile (CMCC), the world’s largest mobile operator, have signed a one-year comprehensive frame agreement valued at up to €750 million ($1 billion) to provide technology that will move the world’s largest mobile service provider to an all-IP ultra-broadband network. The agreement includes IP networking and 4G TD-LTE technology, as well as optical transport and fiber to the home (FTTH) systems.

Gigaclear names next villages in FTTP roll out

March 24, 2014

Fiber-optic broadband provider Gigaclear Ltd. has confirmed that Otmoor in Oxfordshire, UK, will be next on the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) carrier’s deployment list. The roll out comprises 700 properties across six of the Otmoor villages, which include Beckley, Elsfield, Horton cum Studley, Noke, Stanton St. John, and Woodeaton.

RST Fiber lights up America’s first 'Gigabit State'

March 17, 2014

RST Fiber reports that it has activated its 3100-mile underground fiber-optic network that connects metro areas across North Carolina. The company says it is the first privately owned company in the U.S. to introduce and activate a 100G backbone network employing carrier-grade IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6).

Bright House Networks, Metro Development Group plan gigabit FTTH in Florida

March 17, 2014

Real estate development company Metro Development Group (MDG) and cable MSO Bright House Networks say that Bright House will supply symmetrical 1-Gbps broadband access services via fiber to the home (FTTH) to MDG developments in Florida. The first model homes equipped with the high-speed services will be available for viewing this spring, the partners say.

Gigaclear wins FTTP contract in rural Oxfordshire village

March 4, 2014

UK fiber-optic broadband provider Gigaclear reports that it has been appointed to design, build, implement, and operate a fiber to the premises (FTTP) broadband network in the UK parish of Northmoor.

Hyperoptic brings 1-Gbps FTTH to Bristol, Cardiff, Reading

March 3, 2014

Hyperoptic, which uses fiber to the home (FTTH) technology to offer 1-Gbps broadband services in the UK, says it has extended its service footprint outside of London for the first time. The company now offers its broadband access services to residential and commercial properties in Bristol, Cardiff, and Reading.

Jazztel, ZTE test 10G GPON

February 27, 2014

ZTE Corp. (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ) says it has conducted a full-service commercial 10G GPON test for Spanish network operator Jazztel. The test verified GPON and 10G PON co-existence, which ZTE touts as proof that its 10G PON platform is “capable of supporting any service under all foreseeable scenarios.”

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