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Jun
27
2012

Andorra Holds Internet World Speed Record

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SANTA CLARA, CA – In the principality of Andorra, the incumbent provider, Andorra Telecom, has upgraded its entire network — all 52,000 subscribers — to fiber to the home, using Aurora Networks’ Trident7 platform. According to Net Index, which compiles millions of test results from Speedtest.net, Andorra now has the fastest upload and download speeds of any country in the world. Andorra Telecom strategically invested in a FTTH access network because it was convinced that […]

Jun
6
2012

QualStar Communications Selects Zhone for Active Ethernet to Business

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OAKLAND, CA — QualStar Communications, a competitive provider based in Defiance, Ohio, will deploy an FTTx network using the Zhone MXK platform. The new deployment will support delivery of more affordable and reliable high-speed Internet access, VoIP and eventually video services to the subscribers of QualStar’s affiliated ISP, MetaLINK. MetaLINK needed a full range of delivery mediums that could be deployed side by side — a feature found in Zhone’s MXK — to limit the […]

Jun
1
2012

Vianet Selects Zhone for GPON Deployment in Ontario

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OAKLAND, CA — Vianet, a triple-play services provider in Ontario, will deploy a fiber-to-the-home network using GPON technology from Zhone Technologies. Zhone’s MXK platform and and zNID optical network terminals will support Vianet’s customers across the service footprint. Vianet, headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario, made the strategic decision to offer its residential and business customers an advanced broadband network. Its expanded bandwidth capacity will enable the company to deliver high-quality advanced services, including HDTV and high-speed […]

May
28
2012

Infonetics: Broadband Aggregation Market Down in 1Q12

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CAMPBELL, CA —Global spending on DSL and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment declined 22 percent between the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, to $1.8 billion, reports market research firm Infonetics Research in its quarterly report on PON, FTTH and DSL aggregation equipment and subscribers. “In addition to seeing a first-quarter lull, as we often do in the worldwide broadband aggregation market, there was a big 43 percent drop in Ethernet PON spending […]

May
26
2012

Operators Use Residential Gateways to Boost Revenue via Home Automation, Video

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CAMPBELL, CA — Operators around the world see their broadband access lines as a conduit for new revenue-generating services far beyond today’s voice, data, and broadcast video services, according to market research firm Infonetics Research in its new report, Residential Gateway Deployment Strategies. “With residential gateway revenue dropping because of price declines and a saturated broadband subscriber base, operators are looking to new services to increase revenue per subscriber,” notes Jeff Heynen, directing analyst for […]

May
25
2012

Case Western Reserve University Selects Calix for Gig.U Project (Updated)

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[UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY] PETALUMA, CA – Case Western Reserve University will deploy one of the nation’s first Gig.U networks, using the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP). One of 37 universities across the country involved in the Gig.U initiative, which aims to bring ultra-high-speed networks outside the university walls and into the surrounding communities, Case Western Reserve will deploy fiber in and around its Cleveland, Ohio, campus and […]

May
16
2012

Norvado Teams With Zhone to Expand FTTH Network

OAKLAND, CA — Norvado (formerly Chequamegon Communications), a Wisconsin telco, is expanding the fiber-to-the-home network it began building in 2009, using GPON technology on Zhone Technologies‘ MXK platform. This deployment will deliver affordable and reliable high-speed Internet access, VoIP and video services to 30 percent of Norvado’s customer base in four rural counties. The new buildout is funded primarily by a broadband stimulus grant and loan. “Zhone’s MXK multiservice access platform and its complementary offerings […]

May
9
2012

Zhone Announces Passive Optical LAN Solution

OAKLAND, CA — Access network vendor Zhone Technologies announced an environmentally friendly, GPON-based FiberLAN Optical LAN Solution. Optical LANs, which replace traditional Ethernet LAN infrastructure in commercial environments, help reduce operating costs and address the increased demand for triple-play services. Zhone’s suite supports delivery to multilevel, multiunit commercial and industrial complexes via fiber. “Knowing the pricing pressures that our customers face, we are pleased to introduce our FiberLAN solution as a scalable option for complex, […]

May
3
2012

Calix Pseudowire Aggregation Cards Enable IP Transformation

PETALUMA, CA — The Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) has two new line cards to support pseudowire (PWE) aggregation, the company announced today. As service providers migrate from SONET to Ethernet, delivery of profitable services such as T1 require PWE to ensure a seamless migration. With the introduction of the DS1-12 PWE and T1-8 PWE line cards to North America’s most widely deployed MSAP, service providers using the C7 for high-density aggregation of T1 […]

May
3
2012

Calix Equipment Chosen for Five Broadband Stimulus Projects

PETALUMA, CA – An additional five service providers have selected Calix gear to support $35 million of fiber access projects across the United States, all funded by the RUS broadband stimulus program. Calix has been a major beneficiary of the broadband stimulus program, with its products selected for 94 last-mile and middle-mile projects representing more than $1.8 billion in stimulus-related grants, loans, and private investment. Only about 15 percent of total project costs are used […]

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