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Content posted in December 2016
Open Fiber Expands With Metroweb Acquisition, Uses Huawei's Monitoring Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
12/29/2016   17 comments
Italian open access FTTH network closes acquisition and awards network monitoring deal to Huawei.
Gigabit Hopeful Angie Bigs Itself Up
Ray Le Maistre  
12/23/2016   22 comments
Self-proclaimed 'world's largest telecoms startup' says it can offer 10G services in 87 US markets.
FTTH Lines in Spain Hit 4.5M
Anne Morris  
12/21/2016   23 comments
Telefónica's Movistar still dominates with 2.9 million FTTH lines.
XGS-PON Takes Another Step Forward
Anne Morris  
12/20/2016   23 comments
Plugfest in France provided opportunity for vendors to test latest evolution of PON technology.
Cable Revenue Hits €22.4B in Europe as Operators Upgrade
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   21 comments
Europe's cable operators boosted their aggregate revenues by 5.7% in 2015, according to a new report.
AT&T on Track to Hit FTTH Target of 67 Major Metros
Anne Morris  
12/19/2016   62 comments
US operator now covers 46 metros with AT&T Fiber.
Why Google Fiber Has Stumbled, the Lessons to Learn & Why Moving to Fixed Wireless Won't Solve the Problem
Greg Whelan  
12/16/2016   66 comments
In a series of articles, we are going to try to explain the challenges in deploying broadband successfully – in this, the first, we address the topical discussion around Google Fiber and how it has approached the market.
Proximus Plans €3B Fiber Splurge
Anne Morris  
12/16/2016   14 comments
Belgian operator aims for 50% household coverage amid strong focus on business as analysts warn of market disruption ahead.
Iceland Sets Shining Example With FTTH
Anne Morris  
12/15/2016   14 comments
Gagnaveita Reykjavikur already claims to provides 100% FTTH coverage in Reykjavik.
Cablecos Stampede Towards DOCSIS 3.1 to Benefit From Gig Speeds
Anne Morris  
12/14/2016   11 comments
Dell'Oro says 'lure of gigabit speeds' is encouraging investment in cable infrastructure and CPE.
New €500M Fund to Drive Europe's 'Gigabit Society'
Anne Morris  
12/13/2016   7 comments
New fund is expected to unlock additional investments of between €1 billion and €1.7 billion.
Germany's EWE Plans €1B FTTH Investment
Anne Morris  
12/12/2016   12 comments
Telecoms and energy company intends to cover a million households with FTTH network.
Mediacom Goes Big on DOCSIS 3.1 Upgrade
Elliot Richards  
12/9/2016   13 comments
Mediacom Communications will be the first of the big five cable players in the US to upgrade its entire HFC broadband network to DOCSIS 3.1 and says it will complete this by the end of 2016.
Italy's Fastweb Rolls Out 1Gbit/s FTTH for 5G Small Cell Support
Anne Morris  
12/8/2016   6 comments
Italian ISP Fastweb is planning to build an ultra-high-speed fixed network to support its ambition to deploy 5G fixed wireless to reach all Italian cities by 2020.
Spark Launches an Almost Gigabit Service
Elliot Richards  
12/7/2016   9 comments
When is a 'gigabit' service a gigabit service? New Zealand ISP Spark pushes ahead with its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband product offering near-gigabit speeds, but can't yet call it a gigabit service.
Is France Struggling to Live Up to Early FTTH Promise?
Anne Morris  
12/5/2016   23 comments
French regulator ARCEP expresses disappointment as the FTTH quarterly growth rate gets stuck in a rut.
Airband Puts Its Faith in Fixed Wireless Broadband
Elliot Richards  
12/5/2016   23 comments
UK ISP is building an ultra-broadband services business based on the deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure.
Broadband Forum Preps SPAC Attack
Anne Morris  
12/2/2016   7 comments
Service Provider Action Council wants to create an international open trading business framework to deliver virtualized servers across the globe.
Comcast Becomes First Cable Co to Join CORD & ONOS
Anne Morris  
12/1/2016   10 comments
Cable giant Comcast makes a huge commitment to open source and access network virtualization by joining the ONOS and CORD initiatives, a move that could spur other non-telco organizations to follow suit.




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