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RST Fiber lights up America’s first 'Gigabit State'

March 17, 2014

RST Fiber reports that it has activated its 3100-mile underground fiber-optic network that connects metro areas across North Carolina. The company says it is the first privately owned company in the U.S. to introduce and activate a 100G backbone network employing carrier-grade IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6).

Bright House Networks, Metro Development Group plan gigabit FTTH in Florida

March 17, 2014

Real estate development company Metro Development Group (MDG) and cable MSO Bright House Networks say that Bright House will supply symmetrical 1-Gbps broadband access services via fiber to the home (FTTH) to MDG developments in Florida. The first model homes equipped with the high-speed services will be available for viewing this spring, the partners say.

Gigaclear wins FTTP contract in rural Oxfordshire village

March 4, 2014

UK fiber-optic broadband provider Gigaclear reports that it has been appointed to design, build, implement, and operate a fiber to the premises (FTTP) broadband network in the UK parish of Northmoor.

Hyperoptic brings 1-Gbps FTTH to Bristol, Cardiff, Reading

March 3, 2014

Hyperoptic, which uses fiber to the home (FTTH) technology to offer 1-Gbps broadband services in the UK, says it has extended its service footprint outside of London for the first time. The company now offers its broadband access services to residential and commercial properties in Bristol, Cardiff, and Reading.

Jazztel, ZTE test 10G GPON

February 27, 2014

ZTE Corp. (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ) says it has conducted a full-service commercial 10G GPON test for Spanish network operator Jazztel. The test verified GPON and 10G PON co-existence, which ZTE touts as proof that its 10G PON platform is “capable of supporting any service under all foreseeable scenarios.”

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.

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