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SiFi Networks to build FTTH network for Pacific Grove, CA

April 20, 2014

SiFi Networks says it has signed an agreement to build an open access fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Pacific Grove, CA. The proposed network will be capable of delivering 1-Gbps services.

Sky, TalkTalk, CityFibre partner for 1-Gbps FTTH in York

April 15, 2014

UK service providers Sky and TalkTalk and fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure company CityFibre say they will create a new company that will deliver 1-Gbps broadband services in the City of York, as well as two other locations that they will reveal later.

AT&T negotiates for 1-Gbps FTTH in North Carolina

April 11, 2014

Having announced its intention to deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) in Austin, TX (see “AT&T to launch 1-Gbps FTTH in Austin”), AT&T indicates it hopes to do the same in the Research Triangle and Piedmont areas of North Carolina. The Tier 1 service provider says it is in “advanced discussions” with the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) to create networks that would help it deliver its U-verse triple-play services, including its 1-Gbps GigaPower Internet access service.

Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH

April 10, 2014

As expected after a coalition led by the Liberal National Party won control of the national government in last September’s general elections, Australia’s Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann have instructed the company responsible for construction of the country’s National Broadband Network to switch the program’s fixed-line technology emphasis from fiber to the premises (FTTP) to a mix of approaches. The change will include the use of fiber to the node (FTTN) rather than FTTP in most instances.

FTTH Council Asia-Pacific endorses Light Brigade for FTTx training

April 2, 2014

Light Brigade, the education and training division of AFL, says that the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific has endorsed its “FTTx for Installers and Technicians” training program. The course is the first to pass the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific’s new endorsement procedure that aims to improve fiber-to-the-home (FTTx) training in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Etisalat to trial 40G GPON technology from Huawei

March 31, 2014

Etisalat Group and Chine-based optical systems manufacturer Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. report they have signed an agreement to test 40-Gbps GPON technology across Etisalat's footprint in the United Arab Emirates.

China Mobile awards Alcatel-Lucent $1 billion contract

March 31, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and China Mobile (CMCC), the world’s largest mobile operator, have signed a one-year comprehensive frame agreement valued at up to €750 million ($1 billion) to provide technology that will move the world’s largest mobile service provider to an all-IP ultra-broadband network. The agreement includes IP networking and 4G TD-LTE technology, as well as optical transport and fiber to the home (FTTH) systems.

Gigaclear names next villages in FTTP roll out

March 24, 2014

Fiber-optic broadband provider Gigaclear Ltd. has confirmed that Otmoor in Oxfordshire, UK, will be next on the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) carrier’s deployment list. The roll out comprises 700 properties across six of the Otmoor villages, which include Beckley, Elsfield, Horton cum Studley, Noke, Stanton St. John, and Woodeaton.

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.

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