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Loma Linda, CA deploys citywide FTTP network with m2fx pushable fiber cable

June 12, 2014

Pushable fiber-optic cable technology developer m2fx Ltd. says its products have helped the City of Loma Linda, CA, to significantly reduce the installation time and cost of its city-wide fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

MNC Kabel Mediacom picks ZTE for FTTP network in Indonesia

June 12, 2014

Indonesian operator MNC Kabel Mediacom is using fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and GPON equipment from ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) to provide connection speeds of up to 200 Mbps and a more interactive online experience to subscribers, the vendor reports.

Gigabit FTTH agreement reached by AT&T, Winston-Salem officials

June 12, 2014

AT&T announced that city officials in Winston-Salem, NC, ratified an agreement that will clear the way for AT&T to offer its 1-Gbps U-verse with GigaPower service via a fiber to the home (FTTH) network.

CityFibre raises £30M, buys Coventry metro network

June 5, 2014

UK infrastructure provider CityFibre Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Coventry’s 140-km metropolitan fiber-optic network as part of a strategic partnership with Coventry City Council. The acquisition comes on the heels of CityFibre closing a new £30 million ($50.4 million) round of funding.

Blue Valley builds FTTH network in rural Kansas with ADTRAN

June 5, 2014

Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC) is upgrading its fiber-optic network in 17 communities in northeastern Kansas via equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN). The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment will secure the economic future of nearly 7500 residential and business customers in the area, the equipment provider asserts.

FairPoint brings 100-Mbps broadband speeds to southern New Hampshire

June 5, 2014

FairPoint Communications (NASDAQ: FRP) says it can now offer 100-Mbps downstream and 75-Mbps upstream rates to more than 58,000 local businesses and residential customers in eight southern New Hampshire communities, thanks to a recent upgrade of its fiber-optic network.

AT&T updates trends, guidance ahead of 2Q14 report

June 3, 2014

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reports the results of the second quarter of 2014 on July 23. But the Tier 1 carrier decided it couldn’t wait that long to talk about what it sees as several positive trends touching its Project VIP network investment plan, wireless services, and full-year 2014 revenue guidance.

TDS adds Hollis, NH, to gigabit FTTH roster

May 29, 2014

Service provider TDS Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., has launched a 1-Gbps Internet service in Hollis, NH (a stone’s throw from Lightwave world headquarters in Nashua, NH, and just across the border with Massachusetts). The service, called 1Gig, leverages a GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure built with the E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) from Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), according to the FTTx equipment provider. Actiontec, meanwhile, announced that it will supply its T2200H Universal Broadband Gateway as the preferred customer premises equipment (CPE).

'Broadband for all' target achieved says EU

May 29, 2014

The European Commission says it has achieved the objective of delivering basic broadband coverage to all by 2013, and is making good progress on other targets outlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). However, roll out of high-speed broadband in rural areas still lags behind.

Rock Hill, SC, to get FTTP-based gigabit broadband

May 28, 2014

Network equipment provider ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it is supplying its Total Access 5004 multiservice platform to broadband services provider Comporium to enable delivery of 1-Gbps services in Rock Hill, SC. Comporium has partnered with the City of Rock Hill, Winthrop University, and other community entities to create a “Knowledge Park” as part of a community economic development project. The project will use a variety of fiber-optic network technologies, ADTRAN sources say.

Cox outlines gigabit broadband plans

May 27, 2014

U.S. cable MSO Cox Communications said May 22 that it plans to offer 1-Gbps download speeds in Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and Omaha, NE. The high-speed broadband service would begin to be available in at least some neighborhoods within the three cities by the end of 2016, Cox said.

Zhone, Qypsys deliver fiber-optic broadband to tech-savvy California community

May 27, 2014

FTTx equipment supplier Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) and systems integrator Qypsys have completed a fiber-based access network deployment with Fuller Apartment Homes, Inc. at its 224-unit Park Square complex at Seven Oaks, an upscale apartment community currently under construction in Southwest Bakersfield, CA.

Bolt Fiber Optic Services adds 1-Gbps FTTH with GPON gear from Alcatel-Lucent

May 27, 2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services, the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) based communications subsidiary of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, has upgraded its fiber-optic network to support 1-Gbps downstream speeds with GPON equipment from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the systems provider announced.

Aurora Networks, Telefunken Communications partner on FTTH in Germany

May 22, 2014

Telefunken Communications AG, a German fiber-optic network provider, says it has partnered with Aurora Networks to launch new fast Internet services in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany via a fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure.

AT&T to buy DIRECTV for $48.5 billion

May 19, 2014

Thwarted in its pursuit of T-Mobile and with the potential Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in mind, AT&T (NYSE:T) has reached an agreement with DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) to buy the satellite television provider in a stock-and-cash transaction worth $48.5 billion -- $67.1 billion if DIRECTV’s net debt is included. While the boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, regulatory authorities are likely to prove less enthusiastic.

Broadband CPE shipments will reach 154.8M units in 2019 says ABI Research

May 19, 2014

Worldwide shipments of broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) surpassed 146 million in 2013, according to the latest data from ABI Research. Net additions to the number of broadband subscribers as well as upgrades for existing customers will continue to drive the shipment of broadband CPE devices, which will reach 154.8 million units in 2019, the market research firm says.

C Spire launches 1-Gbps FTTH network construction

May 15, 2014

C Spire said May 8 that it has launched construction of a planned statewide fiber-optic network that would support 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) connections in Mississippi. The service provider asserts the network will be the first in the U.S. to provide 1-Gbps FTTH services across an entire state.

New Zealand's Chorus picks Alcatel-Lucent's XRS core router

May 15, 2014

New Zealand infrastructure operator Chorus has launched the “Chorus Accelerate” program, a new suite of wholesale copper and fiber-optic broadband services designed to encourage faster adoption of FTTx technologies. And it has selected IP routing technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to build the IP core network that will power the new program.

Choosing an optimal FTTH architecture

May 12, 2014

Making the right choice requires weighing the benefits of different architectures against the business requirements of your FTTH network.

Next gen PON struggles for traction

May 12, 2014

One reason PON has proven so popular in optical access networks is its reputation as a "futureproof" technology, one that promises to support operators' evolving requirements.

BT reaches fiber broadband target to cover two-thirds of UK

May 12, 2014

BT Group reports that its fiber-optic broadband network now passes more than 19 million homes and businesses, roughly two-thirds of all premises in the UK. The company reached this milestone significantly earlier than expected.

Cisco offers GPON system as part of Elastic Access portfolio

May 8, 2014

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled a new access network product initiative called Cisco Elastic Access that includes four new hardware platforms – including one that supports GPON – as well as software-defined network (SDN) friendly software platforms.

Global fiber broadband subs to double by 2019 says ABI Research

May 8, 2014

The number of fixed-line broadband subscribers around the world grew 6% in 2013 to surpass 665.4 million subscribers, according to the latest figures from market research firm ABI Research.

AT&T increases fiber to the building count in multiple markets

May 2, 2014

AT&T says it has connected hundreds of multi-tenant buildings with fiber in five markets. Part of the service provider’s Project Velocity IP (VIP) program, the Fiber Ready Building initiative seeks to expand the small and medium business customers whom AT&T could offer security, network, and cloud-based services that require high-capacity connections.

Vodafone Netherlands taps Edgeware for FTTH video

May 1, 2014

Vodafone Netherlands has deployed Edgeware´s Distributed Video Delivery Networks (D-VDN) Solution to support Vodafone’s roll out of its Thuis service to its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) customers in the Netherlands, Edgeware says.

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