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Canby Telcom chooses ADTRAN for gigabit FTTH

August 19, 2014

Canby Telcom has selected equipment from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to support the roll out of gigabit services via fiber to the home (FTTH) in the town of Canby, OR. In addition to providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services to local residents, the service provider and town leadership hope the FTTH network will help attract large brand name and high-tech corporations to the area, ADTRAN says.

C Spire chooses ADTRAN for Mississippi gigabit network

August 18, 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says its fiber-optic broadband platform has been chosen by C Spire for the carrier’s gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) program in Mississippi.

ADTRAN offers frequency division vectoring for VDSL2, G.fast

August 14, 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV), which it says will enable G.fast and VDSL2 vectoring technologies to work in tandem across a single subscriber line.

AT&T GigaPower subscribers in Austin finally get 1 Gbps

August 12, 2014

AT&T has made good on its promise to bring gigabit broadband to its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) customers in Austin, TX (see "AT&T launches 300 Mbps U-verse in Austin with 1 Gbps on the way”).

Arkansas schools partner with EducationSuperHighway for broadband upgrade

August 12, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Education has partnered with EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving Internet access in schools, to carry out a study of digital-learning readiness and K-12 broadband spending in Arkansas. The initial study results, which focus on Internet access to schools, reveal a significant opportunity to deliver high-speed connectivity via fiber to all Arkansas students by better use of existing funds, according to EducationSuperHighway.

FTTH Council's Gigabit Highway runs through Minneapolis

August 11, 2014

The FTTH Council America’s will hold the latest in its Gigabit Highway series of regional meetings in Minneapolis, MN, September 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The event will feature a series of speakers and panel discussions covering various aspects of fiber to the home (FTTH) and the trend toward gigabit services delivery to residences and businesses via fiber-optic broadband access networks.

Sagemcom offers GPON, EPON gateways for gigabit FTTH

August 7, 2014

French communications technology developer Sagemcom has launched a series of PON gateways for GPON and EPON "and preparing for 10-Gig EPON." The gateways will support gigabit-speed connections to support such services as IPTV, RF video, WiFi services with Wave 2 802.11ac, and voice-over-IP (VoIP).

Brazil reinvesting in fixed broadband infrastructure says Infonetics

August 6, 2014

While telcos and cable MSOs in Brazil spent 11% less on equipment year-over-year in 2013, Infonetics Research expects the market to rebound soon.

Tellabs to supply passive optical LAN equipment for Illinois library

August 6, 2014

Tellabs, which now focuses on passive optical network (PON) applications since its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners (see "Marlin Equity closes Tellabs acquisition" and "Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger"), says it will supply passive optical LAN equipment to the Aurora Public Library for its new 92,000 square-foot main facility in Aurora, IL.

CenturyLink increases gigabit city count to 16

August 5, 2014

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it is now offering symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services in 16 cities. Gigabit services are available to both residents and businesses in 10 of the markets, with business-only services available currently in the other six.

KeyFibre touts virtues of mechanical splices

August 4, 2014

Spanish fiber-optic network connectivity technology vendor KeyFibre asserts that mechanical splice technology should now be considered alongside fusion splicing for performance and durability when it comes to connecting optic fibers.

Zhone supplies FTTP gear for South African smart city

August 1, 2014

FTTx equipment vendor Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says it has supplied its MXK 819 platform to support both GPON and Active Ethernet deployments in a smart city application in Cape Town, South Africa. Century City Connect is using the platform, as well as customer premises equipment from Zhone, to create and operate an open access network in the city.

Swisscom surpasses 1 million homes connected to ultrafast broadband

July 31, 2014

Swisscom says it has connected more than a million homes and businesses in Switzerland to ultra-fast broadband – delivering download speeds of 100 Mbps or better – using a mixture of fiber-optic broadband technologies.

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

July 29, 2014

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should happen behind the scenes before you hire a fiber-optics infrastructure construction company and best practices to pursue to ensure maximum effectiveness and cost savings for your next project.

Cortina Systems, Oliver Solutions demo DPoE interoperability for 10G-EPON

July 29, 2014

Cortina Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Oliver Solutions Ltd., a provider of software-defined network (SDN)/network functions virtualization (NFV) based management software for access networks, to create a chip-level interoperability demonstration of symmetric 10G-EPON devices based on DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications at CableLabs.

AT&T launches U-verse with GigaPower in Dallas/Fort Worth

July 28, 2014

This summer AT&T says it will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, its symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service.

Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy

July 28, 2014

Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

ZTE, TIM Brasil establish broadband innovation center

July 28, 2014

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) says it has signed an agreement with TIM Brasil to set up a joint laboratory and innovation center in Brazil to spearhead research into next-generation broadband technologies.

DASAN Networks lands FTTH contract with Viettel in Vietnam

July 28, 2014

Viettel, the largest telecom operator in Vietnam, has selected South Korean network equipment provider DASAN Networks to supply the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure that Viettel will use to provide high-speed Internet throughout Vietnam starting this year. The deal is worth $18 million, DASAN says, and calls for the company to deliver GPON systems over a four-month period ending this November. Further orders for GPON FTTH equipment will be forthcoming, DASAN expects.

Vodafone to share fiber with Portugal Telecom

July 22, 2014

Vodafone Group says that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fiber-optic networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

Verizon boosts FiOS upload speeds to offer symmetrical FTTH services

July 21, 2014

Verizon says that it will offer symmetrical download and upload speeds to all qualifying FiOS customers. Starting today, qualifying Verizon residential customers will see their upstream rates increased to match their existing downstream speeds on their fiber to the home (FTTH) enabled services at no charge.

Bell Aliant extends FTTH in Quebec

July 21, 2014

Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) says it will spend approximately CAN$70 million to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to connect 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities. The build follows successful deployment of the company’s FTTH-based FibreOP services in Quebec City.

Telefónica deploys FTTH using FastConnect from Huawei

July 18, 2014

Spanish operator Telefónica has entered into a joint development agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment, including Huawei’s FastConnect system.

Anritsu wins major optical fiber test equipment contract with BT

July 17, 2014

Anritsu Co.  says it has concluded a contract with Openreach, BT’s access network division, for the supply of fiber optic test equipment to support the deployment of high-speed fiber-optic networks.

Zhone, Fujitsu to build FTTH network for Kit Carson Electric

July 14, 2014

Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) systems supplier Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) has partnered with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., in the development of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), which will enable gigabit broadband services for rural counties in Northern New Mexico.

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