Showing posts with label FTTP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FTTP. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2018

Vodafone activates its first gigabit residential service in UK

Vodafone began offering home broadband speeds of 1 Gbps, about 20 times the current UK average of 46 Mbps, in Milton Keynes. The full fibre home broadband service is first being tested in 50 customer homes before it is made widely available across the city.

Nick Jeffery, Vodafone UK Chief Executive, said: “Full fibre is vital to our digital economy and to the UK’s future as a digital leader, yet just 3% of UK premises currently have access to it. That’s why we are offering Vodafone Gigafast Broadband and making it available on a mass scale, reaching a million UK homes by 2021.”

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Openreach commits to "Fibre First" for the UK

Openreach announced plans to accelerate its rollout of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) across the UK.

The new "Fibre First Programme" represents a strategic shift in the way that Openreach thinks about last mile infrastructure. Going forward, the company will seek to deploy "fibre first" wherever possible, including in rural areas.

Openreach said its new goal is to reach three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. The programme will start in a few months in an initial eight cities – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, and Manchester.

Reaching an all-fibre network across the UK is a massive and Openreach said the full rollout may take decades.

"I believe Openreach can be at the heart of this digital revolution and has a critical role to play in ensuring the UK has a FTTP network, fit for the future. The prize for our wholesale customers, their customers and the UK as a whole is huge," stated Clive Selley, Openreach CEO.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Verizon Completes 10G FTTP Trial Using NG-PON2

Verizon has completed a test of a 10 Gbps technology on its fiber-to-the-premises network.

Field testing of the NG-PON2 technology was completed recently from Verizon’s central office in Framingham, Mass., to a FiOS customer’s home 3 miles away as well as to a nearby business location. This followed extensive testing in Verizon’s laboratories in Waltham, Mass.

A new optical line terminal (OLT) installed in the Verizon central office generated four wavelengths, each capable of operating at 10G/2.5G. Later versions are envisioned to support the same download and upload speeds of 10G/10G per color. One test transmitted the NG-PON2 signals over a fiber serving live GPON customers proving that the network can simultaneously deliver GPON and NG-PON2 on the same fiber. The trial was conducted with a NG-PON2 equipment system from Cisco and PT Inovação.  The technology will have the system capacity to grow to 40-80 Gbps as the market demands.

Verizon said upgrades on its FTTP network will begin when commercial equipment is available to support business services such as switched Ethernet services. The company plans to issue a request for proposals later this year for the purchase of hardware and software for the new NG-PON2 platform.

“The advantage of our FiOS network is that it can be upgraded easily by adding electronics onto the fiber network that is already in place," said Lee Hicks, vice president of network technology for Verizon. "Deploying this exciting new technology sets a new standard for the broadband industry and further validates our strategic choice of fiber-to-the-premises.”

http://www.verizon.com/about/news/verizon-tests-superfast-10-gigabit-internet-service-using-newest-optical-technology


Thursday, May 8, 2014

BT Passes Two Thirds of UK Premises with Fibre Broadband

BT's open fibre network now passes more than 19 million homes and businesses, represting about two thirds of UK premises.

BT originally said it would cover 19m premises with fibre by the end of 2015. It passed that total in March this year, around 21 months earlier than planned, with the vast majority of that footprint being enabled by BT under its commercial plan. The remainder has been enabled in partnership with the public sector.

BT noted that its fibre rollout has been among the fastest in the world. The UK now has the widest fibre availability of the EU 'big 5' countries as well as the highest take up of the technology and the most competitive marketplace.  UK fibre availability currently stands at 73 per cent of premises when all networks are taken into account. This widespread availability compares with just 20-25 per cent for France.

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive, BT Group said: “Fibre broadband is the future and BT has invested billions of pounds to ensure as many people as possible can benefit. The early achievement of this milestone marks the culmination of several years of hard work by our engineers and planners. They have pulled out all the stops to bring fibre to a vast expanse of the country over a very short period and I would like to thank them for their efforts and commitment.

“Great progress has been made but we aren't stopping here. We need to ensure as many people as possible have access to fibre and that is why our engineering teams are working hard to extend the digital superhighway into rural areas.

"The UK broadband market is intensely competitive and consumers are enjoying fantastic value for money. Broadband speeds have increased dramatically over the last decade whereas prices have tumbled. Customers are the winners."

http://www.btplc.com

Friday, October 25, 2013

Australia's NBN Co Set for Strategic Review

Australia's NBN Co named a panel of outside consultants and appointed an executive to help with a Strategic Review of its operations.

A 60-day Strategic Review is being undertaken by NBN Co’s Board and executive management pending the introduction of new Government policy in the wake of the nation's recent elections.

Mr. JB Rousselot has been to the new position of Head of Strategy and Transformation, responsible for activities within the Quality group and also the corporate planning, strategy and decision support functions of the office of the Chief Finance Officer. He will lead the Strategic Review process and then help manage the implementation of recommendations and their incorporation into the company’s 2014-17 Corporate Plan.

NBN Co has retained the following outside consultancies to support the Strategic Review:

  • Deloitte will provide governance and the program management office services to ensure the Strategic Review fits within the parameters and tight deadline for submission set by the Government;
  • KordaMentha will contribute to the analysis of the current NBN operational and financial performance;
  • Boston Consulting Group will participate in the review of the timing, financials and product offers under alternative models of delivering very fast broadband.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Intros Fixed-Access Micronodes

Alcatel-Lucent launched a range of fixed access micro-nodes that combine fiber and VDSL2 vectoring to bring ultra-broadband fixed access to more users, more quickly.

The small, customizable, fiber-fed micro-nodes can be deployed on telephone poles, in manholes, in buildings, and any other “fiber-to-the-distribution point” (FTTdp) location, covering 192, 48, 16, or even a single subscriber. The units offer a choice of powering options (remote or reverse), uplinks (GPON or GE), mounting, and service ports.  The range includes:

  • 7367 ISAM SX-48V with 48 VDSL2 vectoring ports
  • 7367 ISAM SX-16V with 16 VDSL2 vectoring ports
  • 7368 ISAM ONT G-010V with 1 VDSL2 port
  • 7363 ISAM MX-6: a compact modular system (with 6 mini linecards) supporting up to 192 VDSL2 vectoring ports. In addition, xDSL, POTS, and P2P fiber are also supported.

Alcatel Lucent also recently unveiled an EPON fiber solution, as well as a new Motive ServiceView solution that provides visibility across the entire network – including a view of micro-nodes and EPON fiber. It also looks across network services and all customer connected devices.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQwJ73TinOA&feature=share&list=UUB4MBMGaIN6zcfWHLJLwZlA

Monday, August 12, 2013

North Carolina Completes Golden LEAF Project

MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), officially completed the second and final phase of the $144 million Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI).

The Golden LEAF project deployed fiber connections at universities, community colleges, schools, health and safety facilities, libraries, county offices, and other community anchor institutions to a statewide network. 

NCREN now spans 2,600 miles across the state. The first phase of the project was completed in April 2012 with 957 total operated miles (442 of which were new construction). The second phase completed today was much larger with total operated miles at 1,696 (1,300 of being new).

MCNC said this historic project is having a positive impact on student learning, patient outcomes in health care, and is accelerating innovation and research all across the state. Community institutions now being served in the state include K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, health care facilities, public health facilities, libraries, research institutions, and other sectors. 

The GLRBI is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and significant matching funds from private donations and investments including a $24 million investment from the Golden LEAF Foundation and $10 million from the MCNC Endowment. No state funds were utilized as matching funds for the MCNC awards. 

Vendors and contractors for Round 1 included: Fiber Technologies, Globe Communications, Comtech, Cisco Systems, CommScope, and ONUG Communications. Participating vendors and contractors for Round 2 included: BroadPlex, Cisco Systems, CommScope, Comtech, ECC Technologies, Edwards Telecommunications, Fiber Technologies, Globe Communications, Kimley-Horn & Associates, and World Fiber Technologies.


Monday, July 22, 2013

ADTRAN Supplies FTTP in Indonesia

Lintasarta has chosen ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 broadband platform as the backbone for its Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service roll out.

Lintasarta is Indonesia’s largest telecommunications provider focused solely on enterprise customers.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

"The carrier-class capabilities of ADTRAN’s fiber solution enables service providers, like Lintasarta, to take the simplified, automated operations of a residential broadband Fiber-to-the-Home architecture and apply it to the enterprise market,” said Brian Efimetz, ADTRAN general manager, Asia-Pacific. “Lintasarta is able to deliver a scalable and extensible next-generation fiber network to offer compelling voice, data and video service offerings for its business customers that are powerful enough to meet their strict demands at a fraction of the cost of typical carrier Ethernet over Fiber solutions."

http://www.adtran.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

BT Cuts Wholesale 330Mbps FTTP Cost by 37%

BT Openreach will slash the wholesale rental price of its ultra-fast 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service by 37%.  The wholesale service currently costs £60 a month but it will fall to £38 a month from June 2013. The company also announced the lower price will apply to the new Fibre-to-the-Premises on Demand (FoD) service that Openreach will launch and begin to make available in Spring 2013.

In addition, BT said the 330 Mbps service will be available across the whole of BT's fibre footprint for the first time and not just from those exchanges that currently offer FTTP.

As Openreach has previously indicated, CPs will be charged a distance based construction charge for FoD due to the extra work involved in providing a direct fibre connection.

"Our fibre plans are going very well. Our deployment is one of the fastest in the world and our services are proving very popular with the public," stated Mike Galvin, Managing Director NGA, Openreach.

http://www.btplc.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

RST Global Builds FTTP Underground Network in North Carolina

RST Global Communications, a privately funded company based in Shelby, North Carolina, has begun construction on a 100% fiber-optic network that includes backbone, middle and late mile installation.

The network, which will serve North Carolina’s growing Piedmont region, is installed entirely underground at an average depth of 10 feet.  The company said it is pursuing this approach instead of aerial fiber deployment in order to ensure maximum security, reliability and weather protection.

RST’s next phase of its Real Fiber Network will offer FTTP service to thousands of homes and businesses along the I-85 corridor.

http://www.rstfiber.com

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