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China to require FTTH for new homes

January 15, 2013

China Daily reports that a new policy from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will mandate that all new residences have a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connection where such broadband access networks are available. The policy, which goes into effect April 1 of this year, also calls for operators to provide equal subscriber access to competitive service providers.

NBN Co hits Australian National Broadband Network targets

January 14, 2013

NBN Co, the organization responsible for construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network, says it either completed or at least began construction of the fiber to the home (FTTH) network in areas covering 784,592 premises by the end of last year. This slightly exceeds its goal of 758,000 premises before the end of the year.

Strategy Analytics: Homeowners willing to pay for connected home services

January 10, 2013

Operators of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks could find success beyond triple-play service provision. Strategy Analytics says its 4Q 2012 survey of broadband households in France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the U.S. has identified surprising interest in and willingness to pay for remote monitoring and control systems in addition to professionally monitored interactive security services.

North American FTTH market worth $4.7B by 2017, says RVA

January 9, 2013

Market research firm RVA LLC predicts in a report released today that direct investment in North American fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment will reach $4.7 billion annually by 2017. Altogether, the market will be worth $18 billion across the next five years, RVA asserts. Meanwhile, operators will see FTTH services revenues grow to $4 billion by 2017, almost half of the cumulative $9 billion North American service providers will see over the same fiber-year period.

Marvell G.hn chips power Teleconnect POF home network gear

January 9, 2013

Semiconductor developer Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) says that Germany’s Teleconnect has based the design of its omniPOF plastic optical fiber (POF) home networking modules on Marvell’s G.hn chipset.

Study describes Google Fiber marketing strategy success

January 8, 2013

A new study from media and technology marketing consultancy Ideas & Solutions! Inc. suggests that while Google’s brand recognition played a large role in the initial success of Google Fiber, the company’s marketing campaign also helped get its Kansas City fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project off to a good start.

Huawei supplies gear for Rostelecom optical distribution network

January 2, 2013

Huawei announced on Christmas that it has deployment an intelligent optical distribution network (iODN) for Rostelecom in Perm Krai, Russia. The iODN deployment, which aims to boost broadband services, is a first for the country, Huawei asserts.

What can you learn from Google Fiber?

January 1, 2013

Some aspects of Google Fiber would only work for Google.  But there are some lessons others can apply to their own FTTH plans.

Bell Labs: Surging video consumption will push networks to the edge

December 18, 2012

With Christmas expected to bring another leap in ownership of tablets, smartphones, and other devices, new research suggests that increasing consumption of video content on such devices will push wired broadband networks to their absolute limits over the next decade. The study was carried out by Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext, Paris and NYSE: ALU).

TraceSpan adds TR-069 support to GPON protocol analyzer

December 18, 2012

TraceSpan Communications, a broadband analysis and monitoring company, has introduced a new version of the GPON Xpert protocol analyzer that includes embedded support for TR-069.

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