CNMC Reports Growth in Spanish FTTH Market

Fiber to the home broadband connections in Spain has shown a steady growth for the past many years and now the telecom regulator CNMC reports that the number of FTTH connections in the country grew to 1.81 million at the end of February 2015. There is a clear trend among subscribers to move towards fiber based broadband services. Fiber to the home and Hybrid Fiber Co-axial connections continue to grow while there is a decline in the number of DSL subscribers. This indicates that more number of DSL subscribers are…

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ALU Demonstrates G.Fast and TWDM-PON Capabilities

Alcatel-Lucent and Energia Communications are conducting the first field trial of next generation ultra-broadband access technologies in Japan. The trial will pave the way for the delivery of higher capacity business and residential services, including ultra-high definition 8K television and video on demand. Trial demonstrates capability of next-generation technologies in enabling seamless network evolution to deliver future high-capacity services such as 8K TV. Japan has one of the highest penetrations of fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband services in the world and connections have reached more than 37 million households according to the MIC….

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Vodafone and Wind Reach Agreement with Metroweb

Vodafone and Wind, two telecom service providers in Italy have signed a letter of intent with fiber optic broadband network service provider Metroweb to build fiber optic networks throughout the country. Italian government has been searching ways to build nationwide fiber optic networks to effectively deliver high speed broadband services. Telecom Italia has been in talks with Metroweb, but could not succeed in their attempt to convince Metroweb to proceed with mutual agreement for building and delivering fiber optic broadband network services. Government was unhappy the way the talks proceeded…

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Pacific Caribbean Cable System Reaches Isla Verde

The high speed submarine fiber optic cable system connecting Caribbean and North American countries has reached for termination at the beach in Isla Verde. Technicians brought the final section of the submarine fiber optic cable to the beach in morning time to the surprise of local residents and tourists. The deployment team dug a 3 meter deep trench to bury the submarine cable before it got terminated in a nearby landing station operated by the service provider Telefonica. Pacific Caribbean Cable System will further connect to the terrestrial fiber optic…

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ALU and T-Mobile Conduct 400G Network Trial

Alcatel-Lucent and T-Mobile Czech Republic have successfully completed a trial of 400 Gbps data transmission over an existing network in the Czech Republic. The trial will enable the operator to upgrade its networks, thus paving the way for new high-speed ultra-broadband services. This is the first trial of 400 Gbps data transport using existing network between Prague and Hradec Králové to obtain an advanced technical solution for the delivery of high capacity services in Czech Republic. T-Mobile Czech Republic is rolling out mobile broadband services across the country and expects…

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