Comporium, an independent telco that touts itself as a provider of a quintuple play bundle, is the latest service provider to jump into the 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) arena by providing its Zipstream service to Rock Hill, S.C., residential and business customers.
ADTRAN reported that first-quarter 2014 revenues rose 3 percent year-over-year to $147 million, with lower U.S. sales offset by a 50 percent increase in international sales.
Calix, Alcatel-Lucent and ADTRAN will continue to benefit from the U.S. Tier 3 service providers that are upgrading their existing copper plant to support VDSL2 or building out fiber to the home (FTTH), says Infonetics.
The Fiber to the Home Council Americas has named Kevin Morgan, ADTRAN's director of marketing communications, as the new vice chairman for its board of directors.
ADTRAN reported in the fourth quarter 2013 that an increase in broadband access and optical product sales contributed to $159 million in revenue in the quarter, up year-over-year from $139.7 million in Q4 2012.
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.