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March 19, 2015

These are the latest products being featured by Lightwave’s partners. For more information, click on the link at the end of each description.

Hybrid GPON/G.fast distribution point unveiled by Telnet Redes Inteligentes

March 16, 2015

Telnet Redes Inteligentes S. A. has introduced a Hybrid Fiber-Copper Access Distribution Point (HFCA-DP). The platform is the first to combine GPON and G.fast distribution point equipment (DPE) capabilities in a manner fully interoperable with Alcatel Lucent and Huawei GPON optical line terminals (OLTs), the company asserts.

Gigabit broadband services on roadmap for 40% of operators says Infonetics survey

March 10, 2015

As many as 40% of the respondents to an Infonetics Research study indicate they plan to offer 1-Gbps broadband access network services by 2017. The trend is likely among the reasons that fiber-optic broadband should become more popular, as the market research firm, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), expects the percentage of broadband subscribers served via fiber to the home (FTTH) to grow this year.

iPhotonix buys Netsocket NFV assets, launches optical access platform

March 10, 2015

Fiber to the home (FTTH) technology developer iPhotonix has acquired the network functions virtualization (NFV) assets of Netsocket, Inc. and used them to create a new NFV platform for broadband access networks. The iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) platform will provide scalable, secure, and agile delivery of enterprise and cloud-based applications, the company asserts.

Google Fiber launches business services in Provo

March 4, 2015

Google Fiber has added Provo, UT, to the list of markets in which it will offer its 1-Gbps broadband access network service available to small businesses. The company says it also will expand its small business service footprint in its original market, Kansas City (see "Google Fiber to offer small business services in Kansas City via FTTP").

Gigabit FTTH drives record broadband sales says Infonetics

March 3, 2015

The exploding interest in gigabit broadband helped create record sales of broadband aggregation equipment in 2014, according to Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). With GPON equipment leading the way, global spending on broadband aggregation equipment jumped 9% percent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, the market research firm reveals in its upcoming "PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment" report.

AEPONYX to launch C-Band 10G WDM-PON at OFC 2015

March 3, 2015

Montreal-based WDM-PON specialist AEPONYX inc. says it will take the wraps off of what it asserts is the first standards-based 10-Gbps 40-channel WDM-PON offering at OFC 2015. The single-fiber system is designed to operate on the C-Band 50-GHz ITU grid.

FTTXcellence Award nominations open for 2015

March 2, 2015

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award recognizes individuals from North America and Latin America who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the deployment of optical access networks. This year's award will be presented to the winner on Tuesday, June 30, at the 2015 FTTH Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA.

FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

February 26, 2015

As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's latest strategy for imposing Net Neutrality safeguards on broadband service provision. But the details of the strategy remain a mystery, as the FCC doesn't expect to release the plan immediately.

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

February 26, 2015

Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposals, FCC commissioners first voted 3-2 in favor of petitions from EPB in Chattanooga, TN, and the City of Wilson, NC, to strike down laws in their states that prevented them from extending their fiber to the home (FTTH) based broadband service offerings beyond city limits.

Senko offers power, fiber support with IP-ONE hybrid connector

February 26, 2015

Senko Advanced Component has unveiled the IP-ONE, a hybrid connector designed to provide simultaneous power and optical connectivity to remote equipment in harsh environmental applications.

Tellabs to show 10-Gbps passive optical LAN gear at BICSI Winter

February 24, 2015

Passive optical LAN technology supplier Tellabs says it will use this week's BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition to show off a 10 Gigabit Ethernet version of its offering. The in-house development is designed to ensure that very high bandwidth enterprise and campus network requirements can be met via a passive optical LAN.

NBN Co taps ARRIS for HFC portion of Australian broadband network

February 23, 2015

NBN Co, the group tasked with overseeing deployment of Australia's National Broadband Network, has selected ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) for the hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) portions of the project.

Fairlawn, OH, looking for gigabit broadband partners

February 19, 2015

The City of Fairlawn, OH, has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for assistance with its planned FairlawnGig broadband access network project. The goal of the project is to create and implement a new municipal broadband utility through which residents, businesses, and visitors within the City of Fairlawn and the Akron-Fairlawn-Bath Township Joint Economic Development District can receive wireless and fiber-optic broadband Internet services.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave unveils Lynx2 Splice-On fiber-optic connectors

February 19, 2015

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) now offers the Lynx2-PLUS CustomFit Splice-On Connectors line. The fiber-optic connectors are designed to promote quicker real-time and on-site terminations via an enhanced installation procedure and improved packaging in data center, enterprise network, FTTx, fiber distribution hub, and other connectivity applications.

OFS offers MiDia Dry FX all-dry microcable

February 17, 2015

OFS has expanded its all-dry fiber-optic cable offerings with a new microcable product line. The MiDia Dry FX microcable can help reduce fiber cable installation costs and improve safety and productivity, the company asserts.

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

February 17, 2015

Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual conference last week indicates that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) subscribers in Europe reached approximately 14.5 million in 2014. The total represents a 50% increase over 2013.

HKT offers 10-Gbps broadband FTTH in Hong Kong

February 16, 2015

HKT (SEHK: 6823) says it will leverage its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to deliver 10-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to its residential and commercial customers in Hong Kong.

Sonic to deliver gigabit FTTH to six California communities

February 16, 2015

Sonic, a Santa Rosa, CA based competitive service provider specializing in gigabit fiber-optic broadband, says it will expand its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network to serve six communities in Northern California, including Brentwood. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it will supply the necessary FTTH equipment.

AT&T battles Google Fiber with 1-Gbps FTTH in Kansas City

February 16, 2015

Joining battle once again with Google Fiber, AT&T says it has launched its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower in parts of Kansas City, MO, and surrounding communities in both Missouri and Kansas.

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