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ISP Webpass offers fiber-optic network service in San Francisco

August 25, 2015

ISP Webpass, Inc. says it will complement its wireless-based residential and business services in San Francisco with services via fiber-optic network infrastructure. The fiber-optic network, which the ISP has begun to deploy, will provide improved fault tolerance and geographically diverse pathways, Webpass promises.

Verizon plans NG-PON2 first office deployments early in 2016

August 24, 2015

In light of a successful field trial of NG-PON2 technology, Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) may have first office deployments as soon as early next year. The deployments will target business services delivery, according to Vincent O'Byrne, director of access technology for Verizon.

ADTRAN signals support of multivendor FTTH networks

August 24, 2015

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) has made it easier for its fiber-optic broadband access equipment to be paired with elements of competitors' portfolios. The systems house has announced the availability of open APIs on its multiservice access nodes (MSANs) and G.fast distribution point nodes and MDU nodes for fiber to the home/building (FTTH/B). It also has unveiled a line of universal optical network terminals (ONTs) designed to be compatible with competitors' FTTH PON optical line terminals (OLTs).

FTTH growing in Latin America but DSL to remain dominant: Pyramid Research

August 20, 2015

Pyramid Research expects the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) connections to reach 5.1 million by the end of the year. This is part of an overall trend that will see FTTH/FTTB connections to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.9% over the next five years. However, the growth spurt won't be enough to unseat DSL as the dominant fixed-line technology, the market research firm predicts.

ADTRAN service orchestration aims for gigabit FTTH service deployment efficiency

August 19, 2015

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) has announced service orchestration capabilities via what it calls "Captive Portal" that, in combination with a new line of gigabit Wi-Fi optical network terminals, can reduce gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) service turn-up by as much as 10X, the company claims. The new FTTH capabilities were developed in consultation with "several key customers" and have already reached the field.

TDS Telecom taps ADTRAN for gigabit FTTH networks in New Hampshire

August 17, 2015

Independent telco TDS Telecom is using fiber to the home (FTTH) equipment from ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) to support its Fiberville gigabit FTTH service roll out in New Hampshire.

Verizon tests NG-PON2 FTTP network ahead of RFP

August 11, 2015

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has successfully completed a field test of NG-PON2 technology on its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network. The test used equipment from Cisco and PT Inovação. The service provider says it plans to issue an RFP later this year to buy NG-PON2 gear.

Asia-Pacific FTTH subscribers up 35% study shows

August 10, 2015

Figures released by IDATE and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific show that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region jumped to 115.8 million by the end of 2014, up 35% compared to 2013. The study also finds that 338 million homes and businesses across the region had access to fiber services, an increase of 36.8% year over year.

The path(s) to the broadband future for cable MSOs

July 31, 2015

Whatever the reason, the reality is that cable networks need to evolve, quickly, to remain competitive. A broad consensus has emerged in the industry that the future of ultra-broadband access is fiber. Among cable MSOs, however, the question of what path to take to that future, and when that future will arrive, is a topic of much discussion.

CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

July 23, 2015

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's primary telecommunications regulatory authority, ruled July 22 that incumbent carriers must share their fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure with other carriers on a wholesale services basis. The move paves the way for increased competition in high-speed fiber-optic broadband services, the CRTC believes – and less investment in FTTH, critics assert.

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