Verizon said that NG-PON2, the next generation of PON technology, will make the installation process for fiber-to-the-premises in residences and businesses more efficient.
Broadband equipment vendor Adtran saw its income leap year-over-year in the second quarter, but according to CEO Tom Stanton, 2017 could prove even bigger as carriers in the U.S. and Europe increase equipment and service orders, and technologies like G.fast and software-defined networking (SDN) begin to roll out commercially.
Vendor Adtran reported year-over-year increases in both sales and net income, which the company attributed to strong demand for its FTTP and 100 megabit portfolios. As a result, the company's stock rose roughly 10 percent in the hours following the release of the company's second-quarter earnings, to around $19.74 per share.
BOSTON-- The cable industry is working to embrace software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), but the transition will require a significant amount of work.
A top Adtran executive confirmed that the provider is currently engaged in over 60 G.fast trials with multiple service providers.
Adtran says that despite a small dip in first quarter 2016 revenues it is seeing potential revenue opportunities from service provider customers, creating a new future revenue foundation.
The next-generation passive optical networking movement took another step forward this week as the ITU-T has approved the G.989 series of standards for 40 Gbps-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2).
Service providers' adoption of PON technologies for FTTH deployments drove up the overall broadband access market in 2015 to $12 billion, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report. Due to strong deployments in China, particularly in CPE, PON revenue from three manufacturers-- Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel-Lucent-- grew by 21 percent to over $6 billion in 2015.
As Tier 1 telcos move forward with their G.fast plans, the real test will be when these carriers roll out service on a broader scale beyond the lab and limited field trials being conducted today.
BT may be one of the early providers to go public about G.fast trials for consumers, but its recent lab trial to deliver a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network service over copper shows that the technology has other potential uses.