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TELUS plans billion-dollar FTTP roll out in Vancouver

October 5, 2015

Canadian service provider TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) has announced plans to spend CAN$1 billion to deploy fiber to the premises (FTTP) to most of the homes and businesses in the City of Vancouver over the next five years. TELUS adds it plans to use the fiber-optic network infrastructure as the backbone of an enhanced wireless offering.

Datwyler upgrades single-mode fiber cable lines

October 5, 2015

Datwyler has added fiber-optic cables that feature G.652.D Bend Losses Optimized (BLO) and ITU-T G.657.A2 single-mode fibers to its fiber cable portfolio. The new fibers offer smaller bending radii, improved attenuation properties, and higher transmission quality, Datwyler says.

Hyperoptic offering gigabit FTTH in Glasgow

September 21, 2015

UK gigabit broadband service provider Hyperoptic says it is now offering its fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Glasgow. The FTTH enabled service rollout will start with Glasgow Harbour, an urban renewal project in downtown. However, Hyperoptic says it currently is hooking up other parts of the city.

CenturyLink now offers gigabit FTTH in 17 states

CenturyLink expands gigabit FTTH footprint to six more states

September 16, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband services in parts of Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, and South Dakota. The footprint expansion brings to 17 the number of states in which CenturyLink offers gigabit FTTH. The service provider says it expects to have more than 700,000 households "enabled" with FTTH by the end of this year.

Chunghwa Telecom launches service

September 14, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom say they have collaborated to launch the first commercial deployment of broadband access network technology.

PocketiNet taps Huawei for gigabit FTTH in Washington State

September 14, 2015

PocketiNet Communications says it plans to offer gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) in its home territory in Washington State, starting with Walla Walla. The company will use GPON systems, as well as switches and routers, for the FTTH deployment, which will be privately funded.

Google Fiber sets FTTH sights on three new cities

September 11, 2015

Google Fiber says it has added Louisville, KY, and Irvine and San Diego, CA, to the list of cities in which it might offer its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) service. The FTTH service provider now has 15 markets on its list of active, in process, and potential markets.

China spends more than $1 billion on PON gear in 2Q15: IHS

September 10, 2015

Chinese operators spent more than $1 billion on PON systems for the first time ever in the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS). The spending spree helped boost overall global broadband aggregation equipment (DSL, PON, and Ethernet FTTH) revenues 12% sequentially and 11% year-over-year, the market research firm states in its recently released "IHS Infonetics PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment" market research report.

Fonex offers LambdaGain 3-in-1 enclosure

September 10, 2015

Fonex offers the LambdaGain "3-in-1" enclosure that combines fiber termination, passive xWDM multiplexing/de-multiplexing, and fiber interconnection capabilities into a single unit. The enclosure family, which comes in three sizes, reduces costs and footprint, Fonex says.

Fibrant offers 10-Gbps FTTP in Salisbury, NC

September 3, 2015

Municipally owned service provider Fibrant is slated to announce today at 2:00 PM EDT that it will offer 10-Gbps broadband services via a fiber to the premises (FTTP) architecture in its home city of Salisbury, NC. Salisbury's Catawba College will be the initial customer for the fiber-optic broadband service, the first of its kind in the U.S. according to the service provider and its FTTP equipment supplier, Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX).

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.


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