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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.

Calix gear used by gigabit FTTH communities in 14 states

October 1, 2013

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that more than 15 of its service provider customers have announced gigabit residential services in 14 different states, stepping to meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Gigabit Communities Challenge.

CenturyLink uses Calix systems in Omaha gigabit FTTH pilot

September 30, 2013

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has revealed that it has supplied its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) to CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) for the carrier’s gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) pilot in Omaha, NE.

Is 1-Gbps FTTH the gold standard or just gold-plated?

September 19, 2013

A growing number of service providers and government initiatives have targeted 1-Gbps broadband services. But given the needs of most residential users, are such services more emblematic than useful?

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