PLDT Philcom acquires MKTC

Major shares of one of the major telecommunication service providers of Southern Philippines, MKTC (Metro Kidapawan Telephone Corporation) has been acquired by one of the units of PLDT in Philippines. PLDT Philcom Inc is the unit of PLDT that has acquired 75 percent of the fixed line business of MKTC in Mindanao. MKTC is also known as Metro Phone. PLDT…

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…

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…

AUB Ready to Offer Fiber Optic Broadband Internet

Athens Utilities Board (AUB) had finished negotiations with Electricity Power Board (EPB) and Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) to offer broadband internet services over fiber optic networks. After signing all necessary papers to get clearance for starting the services, AUB officials commented that they are now ready for offering high speed broadband services to the business and industrial subscribers in the…

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Antel Connects 30% Homes to FTTH Networks

Uruguay’s national telecom service provider Antel says it has connected almost 30 percent of the homes to its Fibe to the home network. Latin America has shown continuous growth in fiber optic based high speed broadband demand from residential aa well as business subscribers. Antel was successful in creating networks and delivering services to the satisfaction of its customers.

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Study Points to NBN’s Missing Fiber Business Opportunities

New findings from the research firm Geografia reports that thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in benefits across Australia have been lost because of NBN Co’s decision to target residential areas instead of businesses. Launched with high hopes and enthusiasm to deliver high-speed broadband services throughout Australia, but often sunk in turmoil and notoriously politicized, the $41 billion national…