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Indonesia’s Lintasarta selects ADTRAN for business FTTP

July 22, 2013

Indonesian business communications services provider Lintasarta will deploy the Total Access 5000 platform from ADTRAN Inc. as part of a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network roll out. The new fiber-optic network infrastructure will enable Lintasarta to offer and support service level agreements (SLAs) and offer such services as mobility access, data center, cloud services, and videoconferencing.

Digital Agenda biased toward FTTC asserts FTTH Council Europe

July 19, 2013

While the latest Digital Agenda Scoreboard released this past June 12 shows that Europe is making progress toward the European Commission’s broadband access goals, many countries on the continent are using the wrong approach, says the FTTH Council Europe. The reliance in several areas on upgraded copper-based networks, typically fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures, limits Europe’s long-term broadband growth prospects, the Council believes. Worse, the way the Digital Agenda defines next-generation access (NGA) encourages this mistake, council spokespeople assert.

NBN Co taps SA Power Networks for FTTH deployments in South Australia

July 16, 2013

NBN Co, the company responsible for rolling out Australia’s National Broadband Network, has awarded SA Power Networks a three-year contract to deploy fiber-optic broadband infrastructure in Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Clarksville, TN, gets 1-Gbps FTTH via Zhone ONTs

July 15, 2013

FTTx equipment developer Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says that Clarksville Department of Electricity Lightband (CDE) in Clarksville, TN (yes, that Clarksville) will use its zNID optical network terminals (ONTs) to supply 1-Gbps Internet services.

Will FTTN advances delay FTTH?

July 12, 2013

With copper able to support 100 Mbps, the impetus to switch to fiber may decrease.

BT to offer 300-Mbps FTTP broadband access

July 11, 2013

BT says it will begin to offer 300-Mbps services within 50 exchange areas where it has deployed fiber to the premises (FTTP).

Telefónica, Vodafone, and Orange agree to share in-building fiber in Spain

July 9, 2013

Three operators in the Spanish market – Telefónica, Vodafone, and Orange – have signed an agreement that allows infrastructure sharing of fiber-optic cable in the vertical section of fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) networks.

Fiber roll outs to spur continued growth in Russian market says Pyramid Research

July 8, 2013

Investments in fiber-optic broadband networks, as well as additional infrastructure deployment in response to the government’s national broadband program, mean that telecom spending in Russia should continue to grow, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

FTTH part of Telecom Argentina's broadband expansion plans

July 3, 2013

Telecom Argentina says that it is in the midst of an ambitious plan to extend triple-play service provision across the country. The plan will see fiber-optic networks built in Argentina’s major cities to support GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the building (FTTB), and fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) combined with VDSL2. Telecom Argentina expects the various architectures to enable 100-Mbps Internet services.

Alcatel-Lucent demos 1-Gbps with Telekom Austria

July 2, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, have conducted the field trial of a 1-Gbps variant of developed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs. The demonstration saw 1.1 Gbps transmitted over 70 m of outside plant copper cabling.