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).
Manitoba, Canada-based MTS on Monday announced that it is using Pace's bonded VDSL2/ADSL2+ residential gateway to expand the rate and reach of its growing VDSL2 and FTTH networks.
Verizon Communications on Monday said that it spent over $347 million on its wireline networks and IT infrastructure in Florida, including the Tampa Bay area, in 2012.
BT Openreach on Wednesday outlined its plans to connect its growing Fiber to the X (FTTx) network to over 1.2 million additional new premises, bringing its total footprint to about 19 million premises.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, was told on Thursday by the country's regulator ComReg that it will have to make any of its new last mile Fiber to the Cabinet and Fiber to the Premises networks accessible to competitors.
Fiber to the Home may have the allure of greater bandwidth that a traditional cable or DSL connection can't match, but the analyst community does not agree on how fast it's going to grow.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Friday issued a mandate that any new home built in areas where a fiber network is available will have a fiber-based broadband connection.
Google's 1 Gbps FTTP service has managed to simultaneously catch the hearts and minds of the lucky residents in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., and the ire of cable operators that dismiss the service as overkill. But it's also the first step to free subscribers from usage-based billing..
China will continue to be a dominant country for the Internet, with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reporting that the user base will reach 800 million in 2015.
Telecom Italia is seeking the help of Morgan Stanley on finding the best method to spin off its wireline network in an effort to raise more capital for the company and fund its FTTx projects.