Broadband and Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 22

Fibre-to-the-home prices: Vodacom vs Telkom Vodacom recently started offering its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to residential customers in Equestria Estate in the east of Pretoria. Vodacom’s … EPB attracts 45 percent of homes with telecom services Two men man the EPB Fiber Optic control room. … for gaining more than 10,000 customers a year since it started offering fiber-optics services in…

Fiber Optic News 2015 March 20

Logan County Planning Commission OKs fiber optics for Tallgrass pipeline The fiber optic cable will connect the pipeline and all the facilities along the pipeline “back to our communications and to our office, where we have … Gov’t to inject NIS 75m into fiber optic venture Shareholders in the Unlimited fiber-optic venture (formerly IBC) are waiting for an additional NIS 75 million from the Ministry of Finance. The state ……

Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 21

Network sharing agreements to play role in FTTH expansion Fiber to the home (FTTH) advocacy group FTTH Council is aware of several Latin American operators discussing network-sharing to avoid duplicating infrastructure and to make their business case more affordable. In this respect, operators can learn from the ongoing trend towards tower-sharing by mobile operators, said Héctor Moreno, chairman of the…

Fiber Optic Market Updates 2015 March 19

Fiber optic grant proposed for London’s downtown Improved access to fiber optic services and improved connectivity improves our ability to attract and retain both start-ups and growing companies, … Oclaro sampling second-generation tunable SFP+ module, targeting FTTH and wireless front-haul It also serves as a building block for emerging new applications such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and 4G/5G LTE wireless front-haul networks that … Vox Telecom offers 1…

Malawi Telecommunications Seeks Partner for Fiber Optic Network

Malawi’s incumbent operator, Malawi Telecommunications, is seeking local and international telecom companies interested in partnering to operate its nationwide fiber optic backbone network The operator said they will prefer proposals from private players. Sources in the company said they look for private sector players to express interest in the prospective co-ownership of the network to provide a robust infrastructure to facilitate telecom services in the Malawi.

Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 18

Timor-Leste studies proposals for a fiber optic connection to Indonesia or Australia The government of Timor-Leste is considering two recent proposals for the installation of a submarine fiber optic connection to Indonesia or Australia, … Dark Fibre Africa eyes R500 million revenue Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), which constructs and owns fiber optic networks, has reported a 15% rise in revenue for the six months ended September … Telecom Italia activates fiber service…