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Ikanos claims G.fast variant shows 1-Gbps performance in Japan and Korea

May 21, 2015

Communications semiconductor vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says it has successfully leveraged a variant of G.fast to support data rates beyond 1 Gbps over 100 m in in OEM lab trials with partners in Japan and Korea. The trials saw the Ikanos technology achieve such data rates alongside VDSL traffic, thanks to a VDSL fallback feature that enables coexistence of G.fast traffic and VDSL 30a profile traffic in the same binder.

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

May 21, 2015

G.fast semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) hardware as well as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)technologies, have partnered to combine their specialties. The companies say they will work to enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio's G.fast chips to ease deployment and management of G.fast distribution point units (DPUs).

Champion ONE offers GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers

May 21, 2015

Optical module specialist Champion ONE has added GPON and 10G EPON optical transceivers for fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) applications to its Passport line of universal transceivers.

CenturyLink adds PON-based 1-Gbps business services in five states

May 18, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers its PON-based symmetrical 1-Gbps small and medium business (SMB) services in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The additions bring to 17 the number of states where the operator offers such services.

AT&T launches 1-Gbps U-Verse with GigaPower FTTH service in Nashville area

May 18, 2015

AT&T has added Nashville, TN, to the list of communities in which it supplies its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Residents in parts of Clarksville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna, and other communities in the metro area also may elect the service.

ADTRAN unveils NG-PON2 platform for 10G PON, TWDM PON

May 14, 2015

Believing that a growing number of carriers would like to combine business and residential services delivery over a single PON architecture, ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has announced its intention to add NG-PON2 capabilities to its flagship Total Access 5000 platform. The upcoming new features will support the time-division/wavelength-division multiplexed (TWDM) PON architecture most closely associated with the ITU/FSAN NG-PON2 specifications, as well as enable 10 Gigabit GPON, 10 Gigabit EPON, point-to-point DWDM, and GPON architectures.

HKT deploys XG-PON from Huawei for 10-Gbps FTTH

May 11, 2015

Huawei says it has supplied 10-Gbps XG-PON equipment to Hong Kong’s HKT to support the carrier’s offering of 10-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services. The deployment is now in its pilot phase, but HKT plans to offer 10 Gbps to all of its current GPON customers by the third quarter of this year.

Alcatel-Lucent FX-12 addresses 10G EPON interest

May 8, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) used INTX 2105 in Chicago this week to unveil the FX-12, a compact addition to the 7360 ISAM FX line that supports the growing interest among cable operators in 10G EPON.

Cox’s G1GABLAST reaches Arizona, California, Nebraska, and Nevada

May 7, 2015

Cox Communications reports that its residential gigabit Internet service G1GABLAST is now available in Phoenix, Omaha, Las Vegas, and Orange County, CA.

Greater Chicago Region Comcast subscribers to access 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service

May 7, 2015

More than 2.4 million Comcast customers in the operator's Greater Chicago Region will have access to the cable MSO's Gigabit Pro 2-Gbps broadband service later this month. As has been the case with Comcast's other Gigabit Pro rollouts, the service will be available to any home within close proximity of Comcast's fiber-optic network and require an installation of professional grade equipment.

Swisscom reports G.fast field test

May 4, 2015

Swisscom reports it completed a field test of G.fast technology with existing customers. The successful trial, conducted in Bibern in the municipality of Buchegg, Solothurn canton, puts the Swiss incumbent carrier in position for a planned roll out of G.fast next year.

CommScope to unveil 10G EPON OLT at INTX

April 30, 2015

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) plans to use next week's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago to show off a new 10G EPON optical line terminal (OLT). Based on DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), the C9516 EPON OLT would appear to be well timed, given Comcast's plans for symmetrical 2-Gbps services via fiber to the home (FTTH; see "Comcast one ups Google Fiber, AT&T with 2-Gbps broadband in Atlanta").

Troy Cable offers gigabit Internet via FTTH

April 27, 2015

Alabama's Troy Cable will supply 1-Gbps Internet services via fiber to the home (FTTH) with ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) equipment, the systems house said last week. The FTTH roll out will cover more than 20 communities across the state.

Gigabit FTTH comes to La Crosse, WI, via CenturyLink

April 20, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is marketing 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to residences and small businesses in La Crosse, WI. La Crosse is the second market in Wisconsin to receive the symmetrical fiber to the home (FTTH) service, after Platteville, and the 18th overall where CenturyLink provides some form of gigabit services.

Alcatel-Lucent launches ONT with gigabit Wi-Fi, improved service activation

April 20, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) portfolio with a new optical network terminal (ONT) that supports gigabit Wi-Fi, as well as an online service activation feature called ONT Easy Start.

Comcast to bring 2-Gbps FTTH to California

April 20, 2015

Comcast says it will bring its 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service to 12 markets in California. It also announced a new 250-Mbps Internet service in the state as well as data rate upgrades for Performance and Blast customers.

Orange targets nine cities for full FTTH by 2016

April 17, 2015

French incumbent carrier Orange says it will invest in 3 billion euros of the 4.5 billion euros set aside for fiber-optic network deployments in France to extend its fiber to the home (FTTH) footprint. The service provider aims to raise the number of FTTH homes passed from the current 4 million to 12 million in 2018 and 20 million in 2022. The effort will include achieving 100% coverage in nine French cities.

Ikanos Gigabit Speed Test home gateway software enables service monitoring

April 16, 2015

Communications semiconductor and software vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) has introduced Gigabit Speed Test embedded software for broadband home gateways. The software monitors data rates across the gateway, regardless of the broadband access network technology used, at service speeds up to 1 Gbps.

Gigabit broadband drive a boon for CPE vendors in 2014

April 13, 2015

Sparked in part by the increasing interest in gigabit broadband, sales of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) grew 9% in 2014, to $10.5 billion, according to a new report from Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

Comcast one ups Google Fiber, AT&T with 2-Gbps broadband in Atlanta

April 2, 2015

Comcast has decided to fight fire with fire when it comes to competition from Google Fiber and AT&T 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband service offerings. The cable MSO announced today that it too will use fiber to the home (FTTH) to offer gigabit broadband, but will trump its competitors with a symmetrical 2-Gbps service it will offer in Atlanta next month.

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