TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
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.
More than a quarter, or 27 percent, of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) project has been completed, according to Amy Adams, New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology minister.
Vodafone Ireland is in talks with Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) about jointly building a Greenfield $545 million fiber to the premises (FTTP) network that would serve 450,000 homes and businesses.
Chicago's plans to provide some parts of the city with gigabit-capable fiber broadband service came closer to reality as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office put forward requests for qualifications from service provider partners, the Chicago Tribune reported.
AT&T and Google Fiber soon won't be the only 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) game in Austin, Texas, as Grande Communications says it's going to offer its own fiber-based service.
Japan's communications ministry may lift the ban on former state-run incumbent telco NTT, giving it the ability to offer discounts for wireline and wireless service bundles, reports Nikkei Asian Review.
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.
Rural telcos that are looking at deploying Gbps-based broadband networks will now have more financial assistance after President Obama signed into law the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill.
Arcep, France's telecom regulator, is relying on a new working group to address the emerging fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) concept, which allows for 200 Mbps speeds and above over existing copper by driving fiber very close to a subscriber's home or premises.