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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 G.fast 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 G.fast developed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs. The demonstration saw 1.1 Gbps transmitted over 70 m of outside plant copper cabling.

UK Government issues new superfast broadband targets

July 2, 2013

An additional 1.4 million premises can expect to get superfast fiber-optic broadband under the latest plans announced by the UK Government. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has increased the available investment by £250 million ($378 million) to ensure that superfast broadband gets to 95% of homes and businesses in the UK by 2017.

Tilgin’s FTTH CPE deployed in Norway

June 25, 2013

Swedish FTTx equipment vendor Tilgin AB says Enivest, a regional fiber provider in Norway, will now base its fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment on Tilgin’s Flexible Premise Solution.

IEEE ratifies SIEPON standard for EPON interoperability

June 17, 2013

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) ratified IEEE 1904.1 Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON) at its recent Standards Board meeting on June 14, 2013. The new standard provides open, international, system-level specifications to enable multi-vendor, "plug-and-play" interoperability in EPON systems.

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