Fiber Optic News 2015 March 5

Telecom Egypt completes copper cable replacement Telecom Egypt has announced the completion of its plan to replace copper cables with fibre optic cables during March, to raise the network efficiency … Bridge agency has deal to lease fiber optic cable on span The state authority that operates five bridges in the Hudson Valley has signed a deal to lease fiber…

Broadband News 2015 March 4

US watchdog chairman defends new broadband regulations (Reuters) – New rules to tighten regulation of U.S. broadband providers are not too invasive and are needed to defend consumers’ interests and openness on the internet, the chairman of the U.S. telecommunications industry watchdog said on Tuesday. Some telecom and cable companies exaggerated when they complained the moves would harm them or…

Fiber Optic News 2015 March 4

Boost to Local Digital Economy As Fibre Optic Project Comes Alive The over 800km Fibre Optic Broadband Backbone Infrastructure project stretching from Ho in the Volta Region to Bawku in the Upper East Region, … Fibre optic cabinets installed in Langport as broadband rollout comes closer THE chairman of the Langport area business group has welcomed the news that fibre…

Fiber Optic News 2015 March 3

GPON fuels the broadband market to grow 9% to $8.2 bn in 2014 Broadband aggregation equipment increased 9 percent to $8.2 billion in 2014 – powered by sales of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, particularly in China. Main vendors in the fixed broadband equipment revenue market are Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Huawei, and ZTE. GPON spending in China accounts for…

Broadband News 2015 March 3

State starts sending broadband money to schools State school districts will begin receiving $2,000 each from the Idaho State Department of Education soon as a down payment on the costs they are … The Most Important Decision the FCC Made Last Week Wasn’t on Net Neutrality In a party-line 3-2 ruling, the FCC pre-empted state laws in Tennessee and North…

Broadband News 2015 March 2

Italy government pushing for broadband solution The Italian government is pushing to speed up the roll-out of ultrafast broadband networks to help its ailing economy, fuelling … Telkom won’t foot bill for broadband Minority shareholders in Telkom will be relieved to learn that the company does not have to bear the burden of the entire bill for the R98bn national…