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Nominations open for 2014 FTTXcellence Award

February 25, 2014

Award sponsors Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2014 FTTXcellence Award. The award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the deployment of optical access networks in the Americas, will be presented to the winner on Monday, June 23, at the 2014 FTTH Conference & Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Huber+Suhner's self-install system speeds FTTH roll out in Marburg

February 25, 2014

Optical connectivity specialist Huber+Suhner is helping the German city of Marburg to roll out high-speed broadband services with the new Home Fibering System (HOFIS) that enables the town’s residents to self-install the in-home section of their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The vendor says its new product can dramatically speed up FTTH and service deployment.

IP-Only picks Alcatel-Lucent, Maintrac for FTTH network in Sweden

February 24, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) says it has been selected by IP-Only, an independent wholesale broadband provider in the Nordic region, to provide point-to-point Ethernet technology for a new fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

FTTH subscriber growth accelerates says FTTH Council Europe

February 24, 2014

The growth in the number of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber to the building (FTTB) subscribers is picking up in Europe, according to the latest figures presented at the FTTH Conference 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. However, there is much work to be done before the region can be considered a mature market.

Zhone offers XG-PON1 line card for MXK platform

February 20, 2014

FTTx equipment provider Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says it will support 10G GPON applications with an XG-PON1 Line Card for its MXK platform. The company unveiled the line card at the FTTH Conference Europe event this week in Stockholm.

OFS AllWave+ fiber complies with ITU-T G.652.D, G.657.A1

February 20, 2014

OFS has added AllWave+ zero water peak (ZWP) singlemode fiber to is AllWave fiber roster. The new fiber complies with both ITU-T G.652.D and G.657.A1 to provide improved bending performance for FTTx, metro, and mobile backhaul applications.

Google Fiber targets 34 cities and towns for expansion

February 19, 2014

Google revealed today that it has its eyes on 34 cities and towns concentrated in the U.S. West and South as possible expansion markets for its 1-Gbps Google Fiber fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Government leaders in each community will have to complete a “fiber ready checklist” that will ease Google’s deployments while the company further studies each market’s suitability.

Alcatel-Lucent supplies FTTH gear for Swisscom’s 1-Gbps broadband services

February 18, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it is supplying its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) to Swisscom to enable the Swiss Tier 1 to deliver 1-Gbps services via fiber to the home (FTTH) to a million households (see “Swisscom FTTx plans include 1-Gbps services”).

CenturyLink delivers gigabit fiber service in Salt Lake City area

February 11, 2014

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it is now offering Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps for more than 2500 businesses located in multi-tenant unit office buildings throughout Salt Lake City, Sandy, Midvale, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Cottonwood Heights, and other area municipalities in Utah.

France takes stock of FTTH growth

February 10, 2014

In France, where unemployment is at a record high, GNP growth is near zero, and President François Hollande’s popularity rating is plummeting, the telecom sector provided a glimmer of better economic days with the announcement of two milestones this month-- the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) subscribers had reached 500,000 and more than 10 million households had been passed by superfast broadband networks.

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