Friday, March 14, 2014

Infonetics: Record Year for GPON in China; VDSL Shipments Outstrip ADSL

For the full year 2013, worldwide broadband aggregation equipment revenue totaled $6.96 billion, a 1.6% increase over 2012, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Some key highlights of the report:

  • For the full year 2013, worldwide broadband aggregation equipment revenue totaled $6.96 billion, a 1.6% increase over 2012
  • 2013 capped a record year for GPON in China, with revenue increasing 64% from the previous year as China Unicom and China Telecom continued deployments of GPON-based FTTH
  • VDSL shipments surpassed ADSL for the first time in 2013 and now make up over half of all DSL ports shipped, though this was not enough to lift overall DSL aggregation market on a year-over-year basis
  • The top 3 overall broadband aggregation revenue leaders are once again Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, and ZTE

“2013 ended up being a strong year for fixed broadband spending, driven by the continued growth of GPON and vectoring-capable VDSL gear. Competition, over-the-top (OTT) and multiscreen video, and national broadband goals remain the primary drivers for fixed broadband investment,” notes Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

http://www.infonetics.com

Fujitsu Selected for FTTH in New Mexico

Fujitsu Network Communications was selected by Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) to implement a new Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) project in northern New Mexico’s rural, underserved counties of Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba.

KCEC has access to $64 million in funding from the U.S. Rural Utilities Service to help drive economic development by providing opportunities for high-bandwidth broadband connectivity to businesses, households, community institutions and two Native American Pueblos. The network will also lay the groundwork for KCEC’s planned Smart Grid, which will feature an advanced metering infrastructure and real-time detection of power outages to promote energy efficiency and offer customers higher levels of service.

Fujitsu said its design will future-proof the co-op’s investment in the network and enable delivery of additional services by using a combination of Ethernet and Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON). An Ethernet-based core infrastructure connects the electrical power substations and GPON is used in the access networks to deliver 100 Mbps in broadband connectivity to residents and 1 Gbps to schools, hospitals and government agencies. At KCEC’s request then, Fujitsu designed and engineered a new infrastructure and took on the role of network systems integrator as well as responsibility for overall program management.

“Fujitsu’s understanding of the best-of-breed technologies and the implementation strategy made them an invaluable partner,” said Luis Reyes, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative. “Their vendor-agnostic approach, ability to integrate networking technology solutions from multiple manufacturers, and proven program management methodology are vital to our project’s success. Together, KCEC and Fujitsu are building a broadband infrastructure that will provide the foundation necessary to drive economic growth, create stronger communities, improve educational opportunities, and give citizens better access to healthcare.”

http://www.fujitsu.com
http://www.kitcarson.com

NSN to establish Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin

Nokia Solutions and Networks will establish a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin with the goal of sharing knowledge on mobile broadband-related telco security research with customers, business and research partners, and public authorities. NSN noted that it has more than 500 successful security projects worldwide and a team of services and security experts who have earned industry-recognized certification such as CISSP, CISA, and CISM. The company also recently launched Mobile Guard, which complements the existing Content Security solution to deliver protection right through to subscribers’ devices even if they have no anti-malware protection software.

The new Mobile Broadband Security Center will be located in NSN’s premises in Berlin and will be operational in the second half of the year.

http://www.nsn.com

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