Networking and communications equipment provider ADTRAN reported third quarter income of $16.21 million, a 75 percent jump over the $9.27 million the company earned in the same period a year ago.
ADTRAN reported in the second quarter of 2013 that an increase in broadband access and optical drove up sales to $162.2 million, up sequentially from $143 million in Q1 2012.
Alcatel-Lucent's 8.6 percent gain in its fixed network unit during the first quarter was largely driven by strong VDSL2 and vectored equipment shipments at a time when traditional wireline telcos are looking for ways to enhance the speeds on their copper-based networks.
About 4,200 residents in and around Sycamore, Ohio, are getting state-of-the-art fiber-fed broadband services thanks to a $4.1 million fiber to the home upgrade that Sycamore Telephone undertook using broadband stimulus funding awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
ADTRAN made a comeback in the first quarter of 2013, reporting gains in both the broadband access and optical segments of its carrier product division.
VDSL2 networks took another step forward as ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent and 13 other vendors met at the UNH InterOperability Laboratory in Durham, N.H. to conduct interoperability testing of the ITU-T G.vector standard.
ADTRAN on Tuesday reported that Q4 2012 sales dropped to $139.7 million year-over-year from $175.2 million as service providers and businesses kept a tight rein on spending.
Forthnet, a competitive telco based in Greece, launched a pilot Fiber to the Home service in Athens over which it will offer a triple play bundle to residential and business subscribers.
VDSL2 may be still be the new kid on the DSL service block, but at a time when telcos are looking for more economical ways to deliver higher speed residential broadband data and video, it is an attractive option that more telcos are turning to in their existing markets while building out FTTH in Greenfield markets.
Fiber-based broadband is the ultimate last mile access dream, but there's arguably still strong momentum for hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL, according to a new Dell'Oro report.