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CityFibre picks Peterborough for next gigabit city

October 31, 2013

People living and working in Peterborough in the UK are set to benefit from a city-wide, pure fiber-optic network delivering gigabit speeds, says infrastructure provider CityFibre. The company plans to make a wholly private investment into Peterborough of up to £30 million.

ADTRAN offers Crossover Enclosure for FTTN to FTTH migration

October 24, 2013

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled an enclosure that incorporates the multi-service, multi-architecture support capabilities of its flagship Total Access 5000 MSAP family. The company has aimed its ADTRAN Crossover Enclosure at operators who want to offer high-speed broadband services via such technologies as VDSL2 and vectoring in a fiber to the node (FTTN) architecture now, with an eye toward migrating to fiber to the home (FTTH) in the future.

ZTE provides turnkey FTTH network for Jazztel in Spain

October 23, 2013

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) says it will deliver a national high-speed broadband fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment for Spanish operator Jazztel. The deployment is progressing satisfactorily and has begun commercial operation, according to the vendor.

CenturyLink adds Las Vegas to 1 Gbps FTTP pilot

October 10, 2013

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says that it will extend its 1-Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) pilot project to Las Vegas, NV. The U.S. Tier 1 carrier had previously announced its intention to test FTTP-enable gigabit services in Omaha, NE (see “CenturyLink targets Omaha for 1-Gbps FTTP network pilot”). CenturyLink says it expects to offer 1-Gbps services to homes and businesses in Vegas this fall – and may not be done with its expansion plans.

North American FTTH connections pass 10 million

October 6, 2013

The number of homes in North America connected to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network has exceeded 10 million for the first time, reported Michael Render, owner and chief analyst at RVA LLC, at last week’s FTTH Conference. RVA is a market research firm that frequently provides research services to the FTTH Council Americas.

The Light Brigade, FTTH Council Americas join on CFHP online training

October 6, 2013

The Light Brigade says it has created an extended marketing relationship with the FTTH Council Americas to promote the online version of the training specialist’s Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) fiber-optic training course.

The Light Brigade course covers FTTx outside plant design

October 6, 2013

The Light Brigade has extended its FTTx fiber-optic training portfolio with an FTTx Outside Plant Design course for those who need in-depth skills for designing an effective FTTx network.

South Africa’s Atec selects Tilgin for FTTH deployment

October 3, 2013

Swedish broadband access equipment vendor Tilgin AB says a South African fiber provider will base its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment on Tilgin’s Flexible Premises Solution.

AT&T to launch 1-Gbps FTTH in Austin

October 1, 2013

Following up on a statement made when Google Fiber announced its intention to provide gigabit services in Austin, TX (see “AT&T: We’ll do 1 Gbps in Austin too – maybe”), AT&T (NYSE:T) says it will build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Austin on which it will offer 1-Gbps services under the GigaPower brand next year.

Telefonica Vivo's Kriger wins 2013 FTTXcellence Award

October 1, 2013

André Kriger, the FTTH director at Vivo, Telefonica Group’s local brand in Brazil, received the 2013 FTTXcellence Award at the FTTH Conference in Tampa, FL. He received the award in recognition of his efforts to promote the use of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in the São Paulo state concession area.

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