FTTH boom in China- Alcatel-Lucent will deploy GPON FTTH for China Telecom

It is estimated that China will overtake Japan in terms of number of homes connected with fiber in the recent future but before 2011. Japan will still enjoy the position as leader of FTTH in terms of percentage of houses connected with fiber. The household penetration rate will be higher in Japan than China.

Angola search ways to expand Fiber Optic Networks

Angola Press Agency reported that Angola’s minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, on November 11 at Luanda, stressed the urgent need to find, in partnership with other state institutions, mechanisms to overcome the difficulties in the implementation of the Programme of Expanding the Optical Fiber System in the country. Speaking to the press at the end…

Evansville and Vanderburgh Opts for OPT-E-MAN

The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, IN through an agreement with AT&T Inc. will have the state’s largest city/county optical fiber cable network. The OPT-E-MAN fiber optic network as expected will be faster and enable more efficient communications and operations among fire, police, park, water, transportation, and other city facilities.

Afghanistan capital Kabul is now connected to Central Asia through Fiber optic cable

For years and probably for centuries Afghanistan has been cut out of the main stream human achievements most recently due the fundamentalist insurgency. Afghanistan’s strategist position is crucial for the country to play a leading role to connect Europe with South East Asia. Ever since the social turbulence started in Afghanistan, the rest of the world has been travelled a much long path keeping the country a stand alone point in the history. Telecommunication is the one the fundamentalist groups may dislike as it will connect people of Afghanistan to the rest of the world.

Telecom Italia Prepares to Deliver 100 Mbps in Catania

Telecom Italia announced that it is close to launching services on a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Catania. Initial customers have access to trial 100-Mbps links this week.

The Fiber To The Home network rollout in Catania is part of Telecom Italia’s fiber investment plan. Telecom Italia plans to provide ultra-broadband connections in six Italian cities by the end of 2010 and 13 cities by the end of 2012 and reach 50% population coverage (138 cities) by the end of 2018 on a gradual deployment of fiber to the home.

Fiber Optic News Update on 2008 October First Week

According to the study results, the global consumption value of fiber-optic circulators reached nearly $170 million last year (2007). During the forecast period of 2007-2012, that value will climb to $280 million. Telecommunications will maintain its dominant market share lead throughout the forecast period. The forecast is in tune with the deployment trend in the optical fiber business segment.