Hot on the heels of its approach to Kabel Deutschland, Vodafone is also eyeing a possible acquisition of Italian broadband provider Fastweb as part of its quad-play push, according to a Bloomberg report, although both Vodafone and Fastweb parent Swisscom declined to comment on the report.
France continues to make headway with fiber to the home, adding 50,000 subscribers in Q1 2013, according to its telecom regulator ARCEP--up almost 70 percent over the same period in 2012.
Bell Aliant is extending its FibreOP service into more residential homes and businesses in Nova Scotia and Ontario as part of an aggressive multimillion-dollar network expansion effort.
Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.
Cincinnati Bell is taking careful steps in building its Fioptics network, its president and CEO said, setting a modest goal of 15 percent penetration within six months of building into a new neighborhood.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.
Fibre Channel is still the technology of choice for data center operators, despite the emergence of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), an Infonetics Research report says.
Google Fiber on Thursday said that it is extending its fiber to the home service into Shawnee, Kan., where it will take on established telcos AT&T and Verizon.
Bell Aliant's growing FibreOP fiber to the home service was a factor in the telco's Q1 revenue mix, contributing 0.3 percent, or $1.98 million to its total of $679 million in operating revenues.