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C Spire names Get Fiber First finalists for 1-Gbps FTTH

November 5, 2013

C Spire named nine Mississippi cities finalists for the first deployment of its planned statewide 1-Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) initiative. Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake, McComb, Quitman, Ridgeland, and Starkville will vie for the honor of being the first community to receive the operator’s upcoming high-speed broadband service.

CityFibre picks Peterborough for next gigabit city

October 31, 2013

People living and working in Peterborough in the UK are set to benefit from a city-wide, pure fiber-optic network delivering gigabit speeds, says infrastructure provider CityFibre. The company plans to make a wholly private investment into Peterborough of up to £30 million.

GPON interoperability essential according to study

October 28, 2013

An Informa Telecoms & Media study conducted on behalf of the Broadband Forum indicates that a majority of carriers view interoperability and certification of GPON gear will prove essential for the fiber to the home (FTTH) technology’s future prospects.

BT to field trial G.fast fiber to the distribution point technology from Huawei

October 28, 2013

Huawei announced last week on the eve of the Broadband World Forum that it will supply G.fast fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) G.fast technology for a field trial BT plans to conduct near its BT Adastral Park R&D center in Ipswich.

ADTRAN offers Crossover Enclosure for FTTN to FTTH migration

October 24, 2013

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled an enclosure that incorporates the multi-service, multi-architecture support capabilities of its flagship Total Access 5000 MSAP family. The company has aimed its ADTRAN Crossover Enclosure at operators who want to offer high-speed broadband services via such technologies as VDSL2 and vectoring in a fiber to the node (FTTN) architecture now, with an eye toward migrating to fiber to the home (FTTH) in the future.

ZTE provides turnkey FTTH network for Jazztel in Spain

October 23, 2013

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) says it will deliver a national high-speed broadband fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment for Spanish operator Jazztel. The deployment is progressing satisfactorily and has begun commercial operation, according to the vendor.

ASSIA’s new services accelerate 100-Mbps DSL deployment

October 21, 2013

Copper-based broadband technology specialist ASSIA, Inc. has expanded its range of customized services, the Expresse Solutions portfolio, with the new offering of Active Care for the contact center, and the enhanced offering of Smart Vectoring. These additions are designed to help service providers improve the connected customer experience through enhanced contact center operations and ultra-high-speed broadband access service delivery based on VDSL and vectoring.

Calix integrates E7 platform with T-Series family of indoor ONTs

October 21, 2013

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has integrated its T-Series family of GPON optical network terminals (ONTs) with its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs), bringing a variety of new options to its fiber access portfolio.

Genexis gains BBF.247 certification for Hybrid GPON ONT

October 21, 2013

Genexis, an independent supplier of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) home gateways, says it has gained BBF.247 certification of its Hybrid Element GPON optical network termination unit. The Broadband Forum’s BBF.247 certification is a prominent international certification standard in the GPON industry, designed to indicate market readiness and compatibility for interoperability and rollout.

Huawei unveils G.fast over coax multi-user prototype

October 17, 2013

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. has unveiled what it claims is the world's first G.fast over coax multi-user access prototype, capable of providing an ultrafast broadband access rate of 1 Gbps over coaxial cables. This technology will enable coaxial network users to experience superfast broadband speeds, the company says.

Alcatel-Lucent unveils DPoE platform, signs Bright House Networks

October 16, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced a DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) option for its 7360 ISAM FX platform. It also has announced a customer for it: Bright House Networks, one of the original sponsors of the CableLabs DPoE specifications.

CenturyLink adds Las Vegas to 1 Gbps FTTP pilot

October 10, 2013

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says that it will extend its 1-Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) pilot project to Las Vegas, NV. The U.S. Tier 1 carrier had previously announced its intention to test FTTP-enable gigabit services in Omaha, NE (see “CenturyLink targets Omaha for 1-Gbps FTTP network pilot”). CenturyLink says it expects to offer 1-Gbps services to homes and businesses in Vegas this fall – and may not be done with its expansion plans.

North American FTTH connections pass 10 million

October 6, 2013

The number of homes in North America connected to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network has exceeded 10 million for the first time, reported Michael Render, owner and chief analyst at RVA LLC, at last week’s FTTH Conference. RVA is a market research firm that frequently provides research services to the FTTH Council Americas.

The Light Brigade, FTTH Council Americas join on CFHP online training

October 6, 2013

The Light Brigade says it has created an extended marketing relationship with the FTTH Council Americas to promote the online version of the training specialist’s Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) fiber-optic training course.

The Light Brigade course covers FTTx outside plant design

October 6, 2013

The Light Brigade has extended its FTTx fiber-optic training portfolio with an FTTx Outside Plant Design course for those who need in-depth skills for designing an effective FTTx network.

ADTRAN targets network convergence with Advanced Services Architecture

October 3, 2013

Taking aim at the inefficiency of managing different networks for different services, ADTRAN, Inc. has unveiled its Advanced Services Architecture concept. The architecture is optimized to deliver a mix of residential, enterprise, and mobile backhaul services over a common network, including the provision of service management and network automation. The result is an approach that obviates the need for the deployment of overlay networks to offer new service types, ADTRAN says.

South Africa’s Atec selects Tilgin for FTTH deployment

October 3, 2013

Swedish broadband access equipment vendor Tilgin AB says a South African fiber provider will base its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment on Tilgin’s Flexible Premises Solution.

Huawei launches large-capacity vectoring system

October 3, 2013

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. has launched a new version of its MA5600T, which it says is the largest-capacity vectoring system the industry has seen to date. The new product offers 896-line access capability, more than twice the average line capacity of alternative vectoring systems, the company claims.

AT&T to launch 1-Gbps FTTH in Austin

October 1, 2013

Following up on a statement made when Google Fiber announced its intention to provide gigabit services in Austin, TX (see “AT&T: We’ll do 1 Gbps in Austin too – maybe”), AT&T (NYSE:T) says it will build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Austin on which it will offer 1-Gbps services under the GigaPower brand next year.

Telefonica Vivo's Kriger wins 2013 FTTXcellence Award

October 1, 2013

André Kriger, the FTTH director at Vivo, Telefonica Group’s local brand in Brazil, received the 2013 FTTXcellence Award at the FTTH Conference in Tampa, FL. He received the award in recognition of his efforts to promote the use of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in the São Paulo state concession area.

Corning's Centrix cable management platform provides high density

October 1, 2013

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) has introduced its newly designed Centrix platform, an optical connectivity platform that combines what the company claims is industry-leading termination density with an intuitive jumper routing system and superior fiber-optic cable management.

OFS unveils FITEL Right-Bend Fiber Identifier

October 1, 2013

OFS has introduced the Furukawa Electric FITEL Right-Bend fiber identifier, a tool that can identify signals on bend-insensitive optical fiber.

Calix gear used by gigabit FTTH communities in 14 states

October 1, 2013

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that more than 15 of its service provider customers have announced gigabit residential services in 14 different states, stepping to meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Gigabit Communities Challenge.

Clearfield offers FieldShield connector, terminal for hardened environments

September 30, 2013

Fiber-optic broadband connectivity specialist Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has added elements to its FieldShield line for hardened environments. The offerings, which include FieldShield Hardened Connectors and the FieldShield Multiport SmarTerminal, bring the ease of use of pushable fiber and reduced cost to hardened connector applications, Clearfield says.

CenturyLink uses Calix systems in Omaha gigabit FTTH pilot

September 30, 2013

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has revealed that it has supplied its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) to CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) for the carrier’s gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) pilot in Omaha, NE.

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