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Swisscom FTTx plans include 1-Gbps services

September 13, 2013

Swisscom says it plans to offer 1-Gbps services as part of an FTTx broadband access network expansion plan. The plan includes increasing its customer reach and testing fiber to the building (FTTB) to complement its existing fiber to the home (FTTH) and “fiber to the street” initiatives.

Teleplaza chooses Calix to roll out FTTH in Dutch MDUs

September 4, 2013

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Dutch service provider Teleplaza has chosen the Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) to deliver advanced fiber-optic broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the city of Tilburg. Teleplaza is also using Calix’ optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver voice, video, wireless, and high-speed data services to the MDU residents.

UTEL unveils proactive PON management system

September 4, 2013

UTEL, a telecommunications research and development company, says it has developed a complete passive optical network (PON) management system based on its Fast Light technology. The new system will reduce fiber maintenance costs by up to 90%, the company claims.

Teleste supplies RFoG equipment for French FTTH network

September 3, 2013

Broadband and video specialist Teleste Corp. says it has been chosen to supply fiber-optic broadband equipment based on RF over glass (RFoG) technology to the Syndicat Intercommunal d'Energie et de E-communication de l'Ain (SIEA), a public body that manages energy and e-communication for the 419 municipalities included in the French eastern region of Ain.

VDSL to rule European broadband says Point Topic

August 20, 2013

Despite the efforts of organizations such as the FTTH Council Europe, most Europeans will receive their broadband services via copper-based broadband access network technologies such as VDSL, predicts Point Topic in a new report, “VDSL in Europe’s Future.” In fact, the analyst firm asserts that a copper-centric strategy “offers the best solution for providing superfast broadband across most of Europe, for both technical and financial reasons,” in the words of a press release announcing the report.

Active Broadband Networks offers SDN controller for broadband access networks

August 20, 2013

Active Broadband Networks says that it has added software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities to its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) that enables carriers to apply an intelligent, software-defined service layer for the common control and active management of broadband services, including on fiber to the home (FTTH) networks.

Worldwide FTTH subscribers to grow 23% in 2013 says ABI Research

August 19, 2013

Fiber-optic broadband networks such as fiber to the home (FTTH) will serve 19% of subscribers worldwide by the end of this year, forecasts ABI Research. The figure represents a 23% improvement over the 13% fiber-optic networks served by year-end 2012, according to the market research firm’s new “Broadband Subscribers” market report.

MCG, Calix to enable Massachusetts' first gigabit community

August 14, 2013

PLDT completes PHP 2.5B fiber rollout ahead of schedule

August 13, 2013

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) says it has installed over 5,000 km of fiber-optic cables in the first half of the year to support the aggressive rollout of high-speed data services on its fixed and mobile networks.

Gigabit Squared buys conduit from Zayo for Seattle FTTH project

August 1, 2013

Gigabit Squared, a digital economic development corporation targeting the development of broadband access networks across the U.S., says it has kicked off deployment of its planned Seattle fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) project with the purchase of conduit and other assets from Zayo Group. Gigabit Squared will use the conduit, which runs throughout the city from the northeast to the southwest, to deploy the backbone fiber-optic cable for its network.

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