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RAD adds GPON, VDSL2 support to Carrier Ethernet demarcation

August 27, 2015

Communications equipment vendor RAD says it has added support of GPON and VDSL2 (including bonding/vectoring) to its Layer 2/Layer 3 demarcation devices and ETX-2 and ETX-2i routers. The new modules add to the platforms' existing support of active fiber, SDHSL, and PDH.

MACOM intros GPON transimpedance amplifier

August 27, 2015

Communications silicon provider M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ:MTSI) has unveiled the M02027, a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON optical network terminals (ONTs). It also may be used for SONET, CPRI base station, and SFF/SFP optical transceiver applications.

BT connects first trial customers

August 25, 2015

BT says that it has made the first customer connections of its field trial via its Openreach arm. The trial is being conducted in Huntingdon, a market town in Cambridgeshire.

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.

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.

ASSIA, BT bury DSL patent litigation hatchet

July 29, 2015

DSL and fiber-optic network management software company ASSIA and British Telecommunications (BT) have called a cease fire in their international patent war. The companies, at odds over whether BT infringed on ASSIA patents related to DSL management (and vice versa), have agreed to end the dispute and cross-license each other's patented intellectual property.

Cox brings G1GABLAST gigabit Internet service to Louisiana

July 24, 2015

Cox Communications says it will offer its G1GABLAST gigabit Internet service to three locations in Louisiana. The deployments are more rifle shots than shotgun blasts...

Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone tout TWDM-PON field trial

July 24, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vodafone have partnered on a field trial of the systems house's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) fiber-optic broadband technology. The activity is the first field trial of TWDM-PON in Europe, the testers assert.

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.

Cisco sells set-top box business to Technicolor

July 23, 2015

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) business for cash and stock totaling €550 million (or $600 million equivalent) to French firm Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY). The companies have also agreed to collaborate on video and broadband technology and services.

Prysmian expands optical fiber plant in Brazil

July 23, 2015

Fiber and cable provider Prysmian Group says it has begun operations in a newly expanded optical fiber production facility in Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion is part of a five-year, €100 million plan that runs through 2016 aimed at boosting the company's market share and production capacity for fiber-optic network products.

FCC chairman approves AT&T's DirecTV acquisition with conditions

July 22, 2015

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler confirmed late yesterday that he has circulated an order recommending approval of the deal, as long as certain conditions are met. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has signaled its approval as well.

AT&T launches GigaPower FTTP in Greensboro, Durham

July 20, 2015

AT&T has expanded the North Carolina footprint of its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) offering by initiating service in parts of Greensboro and Durham. Parts of surrounding communities of both markets also can receive the FTTP services.

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

July 20, 2015

Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire a majority stake in the latter's Deutsche Glasfaser, which constructs and operates fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in Germany. The agreement includes a joint investment of €450 million ($488.4 million) to fund additional fiber-optic network infrastructure in Germany "over the next few years," in the words of a press release.


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