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AT&T launches U-verse with GigaPower in Dallas/Fort Worth

07/28/2014

This summer AT&T says it will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, its symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service.

Vodafone cuts Spanish FTTH investment targets following Ono buy

07/28/2014

Vodafone Group revealed that Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain have amended their agreement to co-invest in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) to 3 million homes and businesses across Spain by September 2015.

ZTE, TIM Brasil establish broadband innovation center

07/28/2014

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) says it has signed an agreement with TIM Brasil to set up a joint laboratory and innovation center in Brazil to spearhead research into next-generation broadband technologies.

DASAN Networks lands FTTH contract with Viettel in Vietnam

07/28/2014 Viettel, the largest telecom operator in Vietnam, has selected South Korean network equipment provider DASAN Networks to supply the equipment for a fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure that Viettel will use to provide high-speed Internet throug...

FCC blesses Frontier buy of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business

07/28/2014 Frontier Communications’ (NASDAQ:FTR) planned acquisition of AT&T's local wireline, broadband, and video operations in Connecticut has crossed another regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the deal. The...

Anritsu MT1000A Network Master Pro offers all-around optical transport test capabilities

07/24/2014

Test and measurement instrument provider Anritsu says the MT1000A Network Master Pro offers field test engineers an all-in-one optical network field test instrument for converged telecom networks.

Light Brigade offers 'High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems' training DVD

07/24/2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, has added “High-Speed Fiber Optic Systems” to its library of menu-based staff training DVDs. As its title implies, the DVD covers the trends and techniques behind the current improvement of spe...

VI Systems patents 40-Gbps VCSEL

07/24/2014 Optical components specialist VI Systems GmbH says it has received a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. patent application from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which means it now has a U.S. patent that covers the material composition of ...

IEEE launches 25 Gigabit Ethernet Study Group

07/23/2014 Having had a proposal for 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications fail to reach a vote this past March due to a perceived lack of interest, the IEEE now has decided that 25 Gigabit Ethernet might be worth pursuing after all. The organization has a...

XO Communications adds Infinera DTN-X for packet optical transport

07/23/2014

XO Communications has extended a longstanding relationship with Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) by deploying the optical transport systems vendor’s DTN-X packet optical transport platform across the United States.

Türk Telekom adds Alcatel-Lucent router to IP core network

07/23/2014

Turkey’s Türk Telekom has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) 7950 Extensible Routing Platform (XRS) in its core IP network, the systems vendor says.

Verizon wireline revenues show rare year-on-year growth

07/22/2014 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) reported that operating income and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 exhibited double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive quarter. The best revenue growth in sixth quarters benefite...

Vodafone to share fiber with Portugal Telecom

07/22/2014

Vodafone Group says that Vodafone Portugal and Portugal Telecom have signed an agreement to deploy and share fiber-optic networks reaching 900,000 homes in Portugal.

Huawei's 1H14 revenues jump 19% year-on-year

07/22/2014 Chinese network equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. reports a jump in operating performance for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of the year, Huawei said it generated sales revenue of CNY135.8 billion ($21.8 billion), an in...

TE Subcom starts construction of Hibernia Express transatlantic cable

07/22/2014

TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), says it has started to build the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

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