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FTTH drives opex savings reports FTTH Council study

April 4, 2013

While Verizon has long touted operational expenditure (opex) savings as a rationale for its FiOS fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments, smaller carriers also have seen similar benefits, according to a recent study by RVA LLC for the Fiber to the Home Council Americas. Small and medium-sized carriers in North America say they’ve seen an average opex savings of 20.4% annually, the study reports.

One day only: Google unveils fiber-to-the-pole in Kansas City

April 1, 2013

Need some bandwidth on the go? Google Fiber said today it is offering its subscribers in Kansas City, KS, the ability to hook into its fiber-to-the-home network (FTTH) from stations attached to the utility poles on which it has strung fiber cable. Google called it “fiber to the pole.” Of course, today is April Fool's Day, so it is a limited-time offer.

Three collaborate for FTTH training in Singapore

March 27, 2013

Fiber-optic training specialist The Light Brigade, a division of AFL, will collaborate with Singapore’s Fujikura Asia and The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West to create a fiber-optic resource center at the college. The center will offer training materials on fiber optics as well as a showcase devoted to fiber to the home (FTTH). Combined with industrial placement at Fujikura Asia, the center will allow students at ITE to gain knowledge and skills relevant to the fiber-optics industry.

Infonetics: 2012 best year ever for broadband CPE

March 26, 2013

UTEL completes deliveries for Pau's FTTH network retrofit

March 26, 2013

United Technologists Europe Ltd. (UTEL) says it has completed the design, manufacture, and delivery of equipment to retrofit the fiber to the home (FTTH) network in the 14 districts of the city of Pau, France. The network serves more than 55,000 customers and 140 sites through a combination of point-to-point and GPON topologies.

Vodafone, Orange partner for FTTH in Spain

March 14, 2013

Vodafone Spain and Orange have agreed to co-invest in deploying fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in Spain. The resulting fiber-optic networks will reach 6 million premises in 50 cities by September 2017 at a price of €1 billion, the carriers assert.

Medicine Park Telephone delivers FTTH services to Oklahoma communities with ADTRAN

March 12, 2013

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it has been selected by Medicine Park Telephone to provide broadband equipment for the operator’s broadband stimulus-funded, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The FTTH network will deliver high-speed broadband services to remote communities in Oklahoma.

BT's broadband expansion to create 1000 new jobs

March 11, 2013

BT is launching a major new recruitment drive as its £2.5 billion investment in fiber-optic broadband starts to accelerate. More than 1000 engineering jobs are being created at the company’s Openreach business, with most of the new recruits set to install broadband in customers’ homes. The new jobs are in addition to the 1500 extra engineers recruited during the past year.

Undersea cable brings superfast broadband to the Isles of Scilly

March 7, 2013

An ambitious and unusual project is being undertaken in the UK to bring superfast broadband to a remote community. Fiber-optic cables that have remained unused on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean for about three years are to be diverted to the Isles of Scilly, off the southwest tip of Cornwall, as part of a £3.7 million scheme to give the islanders the fastest broadband speeds.

FTTH Council to FCC: That old copper has got to go

March 6, 2013

The Fiber to the Home Council Americas has filed comments with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in which it urged the Commission to support the efforts of carriers such as Verizon to replace their copper infrastructures with fiber to the home (FTTH).

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