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Sagemcom offers GPON, EPON gateways for gigabit FTTH

August 7, 2014

French communications technology developer Sagemcom has launched a series of PON gateways for GPON and EPON "and preparing for 10-Gig EPON." The gateways will support gigabit-speed connections to support such services as IPTV, RF video, WiFi services with Wave 2 802.11ac, and voice-over-IP (VoIP).

Brazil reinvesting in fixed broadband infrastructure says Infonetics

August 6, 2014

While telcos and cable MSOs in Brazil spent 11% less on equipment year-over-year in 2013, Infonetics Research expects the market to rebound soon.

CenturyLink increases gigabit city count to 16

August 5, 2014

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it is now offering symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services in 16 cities. Gigabit services are available to both residents and businesses in 10 of the markets, with business-only services available currently in the other six.

Zhone supplies FTTP gear for South African smart city

August 1, 2014

FTTx equipment vendor Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says it has supplied its MXK 819 platform to support both GPON and Active Ethernet deployments in a smart city application in Cape Town, South Africa. Century City Connect is using the platform, as well as customer premises equipment from Zhone, to create and operate an open access network in the city.

Swisscom surpasses 1 million homes connected to ultrafast broadband

July 31, 2014

Swisscom says it has connected more than a million homes and businesses in Switzerland to ultra-fast broadband – delivering download speeds of 100 Mbps or better – using a mixture of fiber-optic broadband technologies.

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

July 29, 2014

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should happen behind the scenes before you hire a fiber-optics infrastructure construction company and best practices to pursue to ensure maximum effectiveness and cost savings for your next project.

AT&T launches U-verse with GigaPower in Dallas/Fort Worth

July 28, 2014

This summer AT&T says it will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, its symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service.

Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy

July 28, 2014

Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

DASAN Networks lands FTTH contract with Viettel in Vietnam

July 28, 2014

Viettel, the largest telecom operator in Vietnam, has selected South Korean network equipment provider DASAN Networks to supply the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure that Viettel will use to provide high-speed Internet throughout Vietnam starting this year. The deal is worth $18 million, DASAN says, and calls for the company to deliver GPON systems over a four-month period ending this November. Further orders for GPON FTTH equipment will be forthcoming, DASAN expects.

Vodafone to share fiber with Portugal Telecom

July 22, 2014

Vodafone Group says that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fiber-optic networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

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