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 council’s regulatory committee in Latin America.

Molex expands fibre optic technology platform
Interconnect services provider, Molex has announced the expansion of its fiber optic technology platform following the recent acquisition of Oplink Communications. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Molex will now manage Oplink, a provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules and subsystems for a range of customer applications.

Google Fiber hiring for possible expansion in Phoenix
Google is hiring in several cities, including Phoenix, as the tech giant considers where to expand its Google Fiber service.
Phoenix is in the running for Google’s high-speed Fiber service, along with Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and San Jose. Google will announce which metro area will get faster service later this year.

Pehdzeh Ki First Nation threatens to block GNWT fibre optic line
The Pehdzeh Ki First Nation has threatened to block the Government of Northwest Territories’ installation of a fiber optic line through their community of Wrigley, N.W.T., as a response to GNWT “bully tactics” during land claim negotiations.

Furukawa records revenues of USD 10 mln in Colombia
Philippines operator Globe Telecom has acquired exclusive rights to launch the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in the local market. The new device will be available to the operator’s customers through its premier postpaid brand Globe Platinum. The Galaxy Note Edge sports a 5.6-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU and 16-megapixel main .

DSL and G-fast chips market to record an impressive growth rate during the forecast 2020 …
Consideration of DSL and chips market forecasts indicates that markets at $939 million will reach $4.7 billion by 2020. Growth comes as every industry achieves leveraging broadband to make social media and smartphones work to grow the business. DSL and are able to make the benefits of broadband available to consumers and support network flexibility for the modern enterprise. DSL and networks are flexible and able to reach customers on the go

Chuan Wei and Alcatel-Lucent bring 100G fibre network to Cambodia
Cambodia’s first 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic data network is being deployed by operator Chuan Wei, using technology from Alcatel-Lucent. Cambodia’s economy is growing at more than 7% annually, and the country is becoming a key business hub for south-east Asia. It is investing further in communications infrastructure to meet the increasing demand for ultra-broadband access.

Read also New World Telecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent for 100G Deployment


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