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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.

Charter to buy Bright House Networks

March 31, 2015

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and its subsidiary, CCH I, LLC (which currently bill themselves as the "New Charter") and Bright House Networks have decided to soothe the headaches the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal would cause them by pooling resources in the form of M&A. Charter has reached agreement with Bright House's owner, Advance/Newhouse Partnership, to buy Bright House for $10.4 billion.

AT&T launches 1-Gbps FTTH in Cupertino

March 30, 2015

AT&T says it has launched its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in Cupertino, CA. In addition to faster broadband via the fiber to the home (FTTH) service, customers also will receive faster Wi-Fi, thanks to an upgraded residential gateway.

Google Fiber targets Salt Lake City

March 30, 2015

Google Fiber says it will make Salt Lake City its next 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) market. The company didn't say when it will begin deploying its fiber-optic network infrastructure in the city, however.

Product Showcase

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.

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