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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.

RST Global Communications expands North Carolina fiber-optic network

July 29, 2013

North Carolina communications services provider RST Global Communications LLC (RST) has significantly expanded its fiber-optic network in the state. The rural-focused carrier has grown its footprint from 500 miles to 3000 miles through a combination of new builds and acquisitions – including the leasing of dark fiber on the newly expanded North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).

FTTH Council unveils Gigabit Communities Race to the Top proposal

July 25, 2013

The Fiber to the Home Council (FTTH Council) this past Tuesday took the wraps off a proposal it hopes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will adopt to help kick start fiber-optic broadband investment in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. The Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program, modeled after the Obama Administration’s education-centric Race to the Top program, would see the FCC award matching grants of up to $10 million for as many as 15 projects over the next five years.

Verizon bumps FiOS Quantum Internet to 500/100 Mbps

July 23, 2013

Having seen Comcast top its highest download data rate by 5 Mbps last year, Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) has upped the ante with a new FiOS Quantum Internet tier that supplies 500 Mbps downstream and 100 Mbps upstream.

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.


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