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Oct
22
2014

Alcatel-Lucent Announces New TWDM-PON Solution

AMSTERDAM — Alcatel-Lucent announced its new TWDM-PON (Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Networks) solution. This new fixed ultra-broadband access technology will allow operators to smoothly increase the capacity of existing fiber networks and meet all customers’ growing data demands. Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone have been engaged in co-development of TWDM-PON since 2010 to test potential deployment scenarios for the technology. During this time the companies have contributed to its standardization and completed a successful […]

Oct
22
2014

Broadband Forum Tackles G.fast Interoperability

AMSTERDAM – Ultrafast broadband, that can enable the Internet of Everything, which includes 4K-video and cloud-based applications, is a growing presence as a proportion of total world fixed broadband subscriptions, which reached a record 700.19 million this week. But now the big challenge for the emerging ultrafast technologies such as G.fast is interoperability. The Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks, is hosting an Interoperability Pavilion at the […]

Oct
22
2014

Town of Orono, Maine Approves Fiber Optics in Tech Park

ORONO, ME — In an effort to spur economic development and bring new jobs to the community, the Orono Town Council gave the go ahead for a fiber optics development project that would establish infrastructure for high-speed Internet access at the Maine Technology Industrial Park, as reported in The Maine Campus, the student newspaper of the University of Maine. The project came about when Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) expressed interest in establishing satellite offices […]

Oct
22
2014

Sckipio Launches First G.fast Chipsets

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Sckipio Technologies, a semiconductor company that delivers ultra-broadband using next-generation G.fast-based modems in fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architectures, introduced the G.fast modem chipsets, fundamentally changing how telecom service providers can deliver 1 Gbps ultra-broadband Internet access to bandwidth-hungry customers at the lowest cost per megabit. Sckipio’s new DP3000 G.fast DPU Chipset and CP1000 G.fast CPE Chipset deliver 1 Gbps last mile broadband access over existing copper wiring. The new chipsets are based on […]

Oct
22
2014

AFL’s New OSP MicroCore Cable Accommodates Up to 432 Fibers

SPARTANBURG, SC — AFL has expanded its OSP MicroCore air-jetted fiber optic cable product line with the introduction of a 432-fiber Telcordia GR-20 compliant MicroCore cable. With a 12.6 mm outer diameter, the 432-fiber OSP MicroCore is one of the world’s smallest high fiber count fiber optic cables with a stranded core geometry designed for easy mid-span access and fiber express through applications typically used in the FTTx market. “AFL’s new 432-fiber OSP MicroCore fiber […]

Oct
22
2014

RCN Business checks into 325 Hudson Street

RCN Business has installed a point-of-presence at 325 Hudson in New York City in order to provide its business customers with more interconnection options. On the flip side, 325 Hudson customers gained access to other markets served by RCN Business including: Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Read more about RCN Business checks into 325 Hudson Street Comments

Oct
22
2014

Suddenlink first cable operators to sign up for Sony Movie Channel

Suddenlink Communications is the first cable operator to sign a carriage agreement with Sony Movie Channel. Sony Movie Channel, which is broadcast in HD, has deals in place with Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink. “Sony Movie Channel brings a whole host of great movie choices to our customers,” said Kathy Payne, Suddenlink senior vice president and chief programming officer.  “This channel adds great value to Suddenlink’s lineup, particularly for avid movie fans looking […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon Largely Laughs Off T-Mobile Competition -

Verizon’s latest earnings were released this morning, the company seeing a net income of $3.79 billion on revenue of $31.6 billion. While Verizon slightly missed Wall Street estimates, competition from T-Mobile didn’t dent big red much: the company added 1.5 million wireless customers in the third quarter, 1.1 million of which were tablets. Verizon saw a net gain of 1.2 million LTE smartphones but only a net gain of 457,000 phones, suggesting a 743,000 user […]

Oct
21
2014

CableLabs Posts DOCSIS 3.1 Test Schedule -

According to a new schedule posted to their website, CableLabs is prepped to host a DOCSIS 3.1 “plugfest” in “a multi-vendor environment” during the week of December 1. The company also plans to host a follow up interoperability testing session during the week of January 19, 2015. Most of the 1 Gbps promises you’re seeing made by companies like Cox or Comcast will rely on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, which isn’t expected to see significant […]

Oct
21
2014

Sprint Waives $10 Tablet Fee for iPad on Plans 20GB or Higher -

Sprint’s latest promotion has the company waiving tablet access fees — if you’re signing up for enough data. The company has announced they’re now selling the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, and interested individuals can add the tablets to the company’s Sprint Family Share Pack for an access charge of $10 per month per line. Sprint stated the company will be waiving that $10 monthly fee “throughout 2015″ if users sign […]

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