Belgium based telecom operator, Proximus has launched a pilot project in which it will deliver free FTTH broadband services to subscribers of Anspach neighborhood in Brussels. The FTTH deployment intends to utilize currently available telecom infrastructures in order to reduce civil construction works. Reduction in civil work will minimize inconvenience to the public and will reduce deployment cost.
The first phase of the Fibre Grid Project in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh is progressing as per plans and is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2016. News from India says that the ambitious project for broadband connectivity in the state has been already identified by the central authorities as a model that can be adopted by other states for fiber deployment.
Via Satellite has published an interview with the Chief Executive of FTTH Council Africa, Juanita Clark, which we think would be interesting to our members and readers. She told that the developing world lags behind in FTTH deployments today, but there is a groundswell of efforts to connect more people, which may soon boost these numbers. I would like to share…
Leading Mexican cable operator, Megacable Communications says they have invested around US$50 million for the deployment of optical fiber cable and accessories to build FTTH infrastructure in the north-central state of Queretaro. Megacable will deliver telephony (VoIP) and pay-TV (IPTV) services using the optical network.
Leading fiber optic product supplier OFS, which is owned by Furukawa Group introduces three new Fiber in the Home Products – the InvisiLight® Drop Solution, the SlimBoxTM Wall Plate, and an ultra-compact 80 x 80 Module for the InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution. The transparent indoor cabling solution adds aesthetic value to the interior.
Zimbabwe-based internet service provider ZOL, which is owned by Africa’s leading telecommunication network provider Liquid Telecom aims to connect more than 100,000 houses to its fiber optic network by 2017. ZOL expects increasing demand in the coming years for high-speed broadband services, which is possible through fiber optic networks. The service provider’s Chief Executive Officer, Denny Marandure says the group wants to introduce cheap and affordable broadband service packages to its subscribers in Zambia. The project execution, however, depends on the cost of setting up the required fiber infrastructure and delays of licensing approvals by local authorities and the sector regulator.