Fibrant, Salisbury, N.C.'s municipal broadband operator, has launched a 10 Gbps FTTH service in an effort to up the ante in the emerging Gigabit broadband race.
RG Fiber, a Baldwin City, Kan.-based provider, is giving its first commercial customer, Baker University, a cost-effective method to take advantage of a fiber-to-the-premises network by using a GPON-based architecture.
Calix says that since service providers are still in the process of choosing how much money they will accept from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, it won't begin to see real revenue benefits until sometime next year.
Baldwin City, Kan.-based RG Fiber plans to deploy fiber to Baker University, its first commercial customer, in early August.
Ting, a company known for its unique pricing model as a wireless MVNO, is going its own way in deploying fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) as well, as the carrier is currently pursuing both lit and dark fiber for deployments.
While Calix reported that first-quarter 2015 revenue was $91 million, up 6.1 percent from $85.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, it said that slow budgets from its largest service provider customers could have an impact on second-quarter revenues.
Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.
Calix reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues were $112 million, up 19 percent year-over-year, reaching the top end of its previously released guidance, but international revenues continued to trail behind the domestic market.
Calix reported that third-quarter 2014 revenue was $105.8 million, up 2.1 percent year-over-year from $103.6 million the same period a year ago.
Calix bounced back from a slow first quarter, reporting that second-quarter 2014 revenue was $98 million, up 3.8 percent year-over-year from $94.4 million and up sequentially from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The company attributes the revenue increase to a host of new domestic and international customer sales.