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Hyperoptic offering gigabit FTTH in Glasgow

September 21, 2015

UK gigabit broadband service provider Hyperoptic says it is now offering its fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Glasgow. The FTTH enabled service rollout will start with Glasgow Harbour, an urban renewal project in downtown. However, Hyperoptic says it currently is hooking up other parts of the city.

CenturyLink now offers gigabit FTTH in 17 states

CenturyLink expands gigabit FTTH footprint to six more states

September 16, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband services in parts of Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, and South Dakota. The footprint expansion brings to 17 the number of states in which CenturyLink offers gigabit FTTH. The service provider says it expects to have more than 700,000 households "enabled" with FTTH by the end of this year.

PocketiNet taps Huawei for gigabit FTTH in Washington State

September 14, 2015

PocketiNet Communications says it plans to offer gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) in its home territory in Washington State, starting with Walla Walla. The company will use GPON systems, as well as switches and routers, for the FTTH deployment, which will be privately funded.

Google Fiber sets FTTH sights on three new cities

September 11, 2015

Google Fiber says it has added Louisville, KY, and Irvine and San Diego, CA, to the list of cities in which it might offer its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) service. The FTTH service provider now has 15 markets on its list of active, in process, and potential markets.

Fibrant offers 10-Gbps FTTP in Salisbury, NC

September 3, 2015

Municipally owned service provider Fibrant is slated to announce today at 2:00 PM EDT that it will offer 10-Gbps broadband services via a fiber to the premises (FTTP) architecture in its home city of Salisbury, NC. Salisbury's Catawba College will be the initial customer for the fiber-optic broadband service, the first of its kind in the U.S. according to the service provider and its FTTP equipment supplier, Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX).

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 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.


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