Lumos Networks has taken the next step with its ambitious Project Ark fiber to the cell site (FTTC) initiative, announcing that it has selected Cisco's routers for its supporting IP/MPLS network.
Ireland incumbent telco eircom said that its deployment of VDSL2 vectoring technology on its fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps to 700,000 locations by the end of the month.
Swisscom is taking a page from the Google Fiber and AT&T's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) playbook with plans to offer its own 1 Gbps service to 1 million households in Switzerland's metro area households.
BT is so bullish on fiber-based broadband that it plans to spend $82.5 million to make the service available to 400,000 additional premises in more than 30 cities over the next three years.
Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, is implementing vectoring on its hybrid copper and FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) last mile network, a move that will enable its wholesale customer to deliver up to 100 Mbps over existing copper.
AgCom, Italy's telecom regulator, on Monday revealed the prices for wholesale access to Telecom Italia's (NYSE: TI) passive FTTX network infrastructure (i.e., ducts and manholes) and active infrastructure (i.e., bitstream NGA and Vula).
BT Openreach, the division that provides wholesale access to BT and other competitive carriers to its last mile fiber and copper networks, unveiled plans to reduce wholesale prices for its 330 Mbps Fiber to the Premises service by 37 percent.
Telecom Italia on Tuesday said it has launched its Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) services in three cities this month—Rome, Turin and Naples.
BT Openreach on Monday launched a plan to add up to 250 engineers, particularly "Armed Forces leavers," or people who are in the process of leaving the military, to its fiber broadband workforce.