France Telecom and SFR have jointly signed a new agreement with France's central government and Ile-de-France region to bring fiber to the home to major Paris suburbs by the year 2020.
Upgrading their last-mile networks to fiber to the home helped small- and medium-sized telcos see an average operational cost savings of 20.4 percent annually, a new FTTH Council Americas report said.
Telecom New Zealand said on Thursday it will begin offering Ultra-Fast Broadband services directly to consumers, businesses and schools in the country.
Bell Aliant on Wednesday unveiled plans to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home service to 13 more communities in the Annapolis Valley market in Nova Scotia.
Vivo, Telefonica's Brazil subsidiary, has set a goal to expand its Fiber to the Home services to 230,000 subscribers by the end of this year.
With a surged in fixed Internet traffic already in progress and growth forecast to outstrip mobile data traffic in many countries, it's time to address fixed Internet issues, like broadband speeds, data caps, and usage patterns, in both commercial rollouts and in regulation.
Verizon said in 2012 it invested over $549 million in its California wireline networks and IT infrastructure with a particular focus on expanding its FiOS data and video service.
Vodafone and France Telecom-Orange's Spanish subsidiaries are investing up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) to build out a joint Fiber to the Home network covering 50 of Spain's major cities.
BT is extending the coverage of its fiber-based broadband services in Cornwall to 95 percent of area homes, up from the 80 percent mark it originally set, by 2014.
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).