Showing posts with label FTTX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FTTX. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ALU Selected for FTTx in Indonesia

Telkom Akses, the Telkom Indonesia subsidiary responsible for building a national broadband infrastructure, has selected Alcatel-Lucent for its fiber to the premises (FTTx) rollout for millions of subscribers in Indonesia. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) product family, which supports GPON enabling fiber-to-the-premises.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Telkom Akses aims to take broadband penetration in Indonesia from about 2 percent to 30 percent by the end of 2015.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

China Telecom Tests Embedded OTDR with Huawei

China Telecom has conducted the first commercial tests of Embedded OTDR (eOTDR) technology in its live fiber access network in Xinjiang province.

An optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), uses scattered and reflected light to measure transmission quality along optical fibers, and is primarily used for fiber testing and troubleshooting. Huawei's eOTDR(Embedded OTDR)is embedded in an OLT PON optical module.  It works with the company's Line Assurance System iManager N2510 to effectively identify physical connections and optical fiber attenuation.

Huawei said its OTDR-embedded optical modules are the same size as standard optical modules and can be easily deployed on an FTTx network to assist with troubleshooting. This technique does not require serious network reconstruction, such as fiber connection modifications or optical network terminal (ONT) adjustment, nor does it interrupt services during the troubleshooting process.

China Telecom implemented Huawei's iManager N2510/eOTDR solution and completed testing across their entire live network. The test results demonstrated that this solution can locate all backbone fiber faults and the majority of branch fiber faults, work with a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) to demarcate faults and effectively reduce 40% O&M field engineer workload. Moreover, once ODN construction is completed, this solution can test fiber quality and maintain quality data, report alarms in the event of quality deterioration by implementing periodic testing and facilitate rapid response troubleshooting to reduce compliant and improve customer satisfaction. China Telecom has endorsed the test results.

http://www.huawei.com/en/

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom: 61% of Broadband Lines Now on FTTx

Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom reported Q1 2013 net revenue of NT$56.63 billion (US$1.92 billio), up 2.1% compared to last year.  This total was comprised of 49.3% mobile, 10.6% internet, 31.9% domestic fixed, 6.7% international fixed, and the remainder was from other businesses.

Some highlights for Q1 2013:

  • As of March 31st, the number of FTTx subscribers reached 2.79 million, accounting for 61.2% of total broadband users. Moreover, the number of subscribers signing up for 50Mbps and higher speed connections increased by 81.9%, reaching 964,000.  
  • Broadband access revenue, including ADSL and Fiber connections (FTTx), increased by 2.0% to NT$4.83 billion, demonstrating continued success in migrating subscribers to higher speed fiber services.
  • Total revenue for the mobile business increased to NT$27.90 billion for the first quarter 2013, representing 9.1% growth. The increase was primarily due to growth in mobile VAS revenue and handset sales from smartphone promotions.  This increase offset a decline in mobile voice revenue due to promotional packages and the National Communication Committee mandated tariff reductions.

  • Chunghwa's internet business revenue decreased by 2.7% to NT$6.02 billion in the first quarter of 2013.  The decrease was primarily attributable to lower ICT project revenue which offset the increase in HiNet ISP revenue and internet VAS revenue.
  • Domestic fixed revenue totaled NT$18.05 billion, representing a 5.9% decrease. Local service revenue decreased by 7.6% mainly due to mobile and VoIP substitution. Moreover, the 15.2% revenue decline in the DLD business was primarily due to tariff reduction which began in January 2012 and was reflected one month later in the February 2012 financials, resulting in a higher year over year comparison basis.
  • Broadband access revenue, including ADSL and Fiber connections (FTTx), increased by 2.0% to NT$4.83 billion, demonstrating continued success in migrating subscribers to higher speed fiber services.
  • International fixed revenue increased by 4.8% to NT$3.82 billion, mainly due to higher international long distance service and leased line revenue.
  • Total CAPEX for the first quarter of 2013 increased by 12.6% to NT$7.53 billion. Total capex was comprised of: 54.6% domestic fixed communications, 26.3% mobile, 15.7% internet, 1.9% international fixed communications, and the remainder was for other uses.

http://www.cht.com.tw/en/

Friday, October 19, 2012

Qatar National Broadband Network Selects Ericsson

Qatar National Broadband Network Company (Qnbn) has selected Ericsson to deploy a broadband network infrastructure using optical fiber (FTTx) in Qatar. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The network, which is set to begin rolling out immediately, will use Ericsson’s Fiber Optic Solution, Fiber Cables and Central offices. Qnbn will deploy a passive network infrastructure, providing equal and open access to operators to offer choice for the end-user and efficiently leveraging existing and new infrastructure in Qatar.

“Qnbn represents a bold step forward in Qatar’s drive to be a leading knowledge based economy and continuous access to a high-speed network is essential for economic development and innovation,” said Mohamad Al-Mannai, Qnbn’s Chief Executive Officer. “Together with Ericsson we hope to be able to enrich connectivity in Qatar and continue to provide an ideal environment for business development and economic growth.”

http://qnbn.qa/


  • Earlier this year, Qatar National Broadband Network Company (Q.NBN) received a 25 year license to provide fiber optic broadband throughout the Gulf country.  The license will see Q.NBN offering wholesale broadband fiber optics infrastructure services to licensed network service providers and operators. As such, Q,NBN serve as the fiber optic broadband infrastructure provider.


Global Broadband Surpasses 624 Million Lines, FTTx Grows Fastest

Global broadband subscriptions have surpassed 624 million, according to the latest figures released by the Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic.

Point Topic reports strong 12-month growth rates for FTTx (27%) and FTTH (23.4%) and for the first time the market share for DSL fell below 60%.

Some other highlights:

  • IPTV services have brought more than 69 million new set-top boxes into Connected Homes.
  • IPTV added 15.9 million subscribers over the past year, including 3.57 million over the last quarter.
  • China, France and the U.S. continue to lead in terms of IPTV adoption.  Russia is also seeing faster IPTV adoption.

http://www.broadband-forum.org/

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Embeds OTDR Fiber Troubleshooting into Access Platform

Alcatel-Lucent  is adding a fiber troubleshooting capability based on Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) to its access platforms.

The Bell Labs solution plugs into a network’s existing fiber access nodes and is integrated with the Motive Network Analyzer, Alcatel-Lucent’s remote management solution for broadband access networks.

Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) accurately identifies and pinpoints faults or cuts in the fiber. Alcatel-Lucent said this centralized troubleshooting approach will provide a continuous view of PON networks, identifying faults such as damaged splitters, dirty connectors, microbends or crushed fiber, misalignments, rogue ONTs or transceiver malfunctions.

"We have embedded OTDR test functionality into our Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) to make it a very cost-effective solution. Moreover, by integrating OTDR in our Motive Network Analyzer where it is combined with a number of complementary technologies, we can provide a comprehensive and end-to-end view of service providers’ fiber networks," stated Dave Geary, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline activities.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BT Openreach Extends Fibre Rollout

BT Openreach is extending its fibre rollout to a further 163 exchange areas as part of BT’s £2.5bn Superfast initiative. So far, 11 million premises have access to Superfast broadband delivered via Openreach fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) or fibre to the premises (FTTP).  This extension, which will add more than one million homes and businesses to Openreach’s previously announced fibre footprint, covers exchanges spread across the UK from Torquay, in Devon, to Kilbirnie in Scotland.

Openreach aims to bring fibre broadband available to around two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014.

http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Broadcom Powers Next Gen 10G EPON

Broadcom introduced a new family of high-density dual, quad and octal port single-chip 10G-EPON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) that will pave the way for next-generation FTTX access networks.
The new BCM5553x family offers support for both 10 Gbps (10G) symmetric and asymmetric data rates combined with 1 Gpbs (1G)-EPON co-existence on a single fiber, while enabling 3G/LTE mobile backhaul and enterprise business services on a common fiber access network.  

Key Features
  • IEEE 802.3av, SIEPON P1904.1/D3.0, China Telecom 3.0, and Cable Labs DPoE  compliant
  • Simultaneous 10G symmetric and asymmetric operation with 1.25 Gbps/2.5 Gbps co-existence
  • 8x 10G IEEE 803.3av-compatible MACs with integrated 10G and 1G Burst-mode OLT SerDes
  • Supports up to 512 subscribers per 10G port with up to four classes of service per subscriber
  • Network Synchronization support for Mobile Backhaul over PON (1588 v2, ToD/1PPS, SyncE)
  • Support for extended-reach PON up to 100 km
  • Support for DOCSIS Mediation Layer (DML) middleware for Cable MSO applications
The new BCM5553x 10G EPON OLT chips can be matched with Broadcom's BCM88350 family of integrated single-chip traffic manager/packet processors and BCM55030 optical network unit (ONU) SoCs for a complete end-to-end solution set.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Qatar Plans National Fiber Network

Qatar National Broadband Network Company (Q.NBN), which was established last year by the government of Qatar, has received a 25 year license to provide fiber optic broadband throughout the country.

The license will see Q.NBN offering wholesale broadband fiber optics infrastructure services to licensed network service providers and operators. As such, Q,NBN serve as the fiber optic broadband infrastructure provider for Qatar.

"We are delighted to receive our official license to operate from ictQATAR which will mark the start of a new era of high speed communication in Qatar. Receiving this license is an acknowledgement of Q.NBN’s vision aligned with 2030 to provide Qatar with the very latest technology platform to help achieve a knowledge-based sustainable economy." stated Mohamad Al-Mannai, Q.NBN Chief Executive Officer. http://www.qnbn.qa


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Google Rolls Gigabit Fiber for Kansas City

Google launched its first fiber access service in Kansas City.


Google Fiber promises access download speeds of up to 1 Gbps in select neighborhood where an economically viable number of residents pre-register their commitment to enroll in the service.

Google Fiber marks the company's commercial debut as a broadband ISP and as a paid-TV operator.

Google Fiber TV will carry hundreds of channels (including local stations) tens of thousands of shows on demand in HD. The service will be match with a DVR with eight tuners and 2TB of storage. Gigabit + Google Fiber TV will cost $120 per month.

Gigabit Internet: Will offer 1 Gbps Internet download speeds and will include a gigabit-enabled network box with advanced WiFi and 1TB of cloud storage on Google Drive. Gigabit Internet will cost $70 per month.

Free Internet: Google will provide a 5 Mbps connection for zero monthly charge, however there will be a $300 construction fee (which can either be paid at once, or in $25 monthly installments).
http://www.google.com

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BT Openreach Expands its Fibre Rollout

Openreach is extending its fibre rollout to a further 98 exchange areas as part of BT’s £2.5bn fibre initiative. The deployment, which will be completed by late 2013, will add nearly 800,000 homes and businesses to Openreach’s previously announced fibre plans. In total, the company aims to serve around two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014.

Openreach is making fibre broadband available on an open wholesale basis using a mix of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP) technologies.
http://www.btplc.com
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CityFibre Plans £500 million FTTP Expansion in UK

CityFibre, the UK's largest independent provider of fibre in secondary cities, is preparing to invest up to £500 million to build further metro networks and pure Fibre-to-the-Premises networks in towns across the UK. CityFibre
has retained Macquarie Capital, a leader in infrastructure corporate finance, to help advance these plans.


Macquarie Capital is the lead financial advisor to Telstra for the creation of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN Co). The company will now act as financial advisor to CityFibre in raising new capital to realise the company's plans to connect one million homes and 50,000 businesses.


CityFibre said it will partner with leading service providers, technology vendors and construction firms to deliver its networks. Roll out is expected to commence in early 2012. http://www.cityfibreholdings.com

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