Optical spending rises in Q2: ACG Research reports that the total optical market rose 25 percent quarter over quarter and there are signs they may start spending more on gear in Q3 and Q4 2012.
Bell Aliant on Wednesday announced it will extend its FibreOP Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service targeting residential and business customers in five new Atlantic Canadian communities.
AFL, a provider of fiber optic equipment, on Monday announced it is expanding its presence in Brazil to take advantage of emerging Fiber to the Home opportunities in the country.
Bell Aliant on Tuesday revealed that Edmundston, New Brunswick, is the latest city in the region to get access to its Fiber to the Home network.
There has been no shortage of efforts to bring broadband to more consumers--including the FCC's CAF-I initiative and Google's community FTTH project in Kansas City. While these initiatives are both promising, neither addresses another obvious problem: the lack of affordable high-speed broadband services for businesses.
Bell Aliant's IP service growth pains continued into the second quarter of 2012, as the service provider's operating revenue dropped 0.7 percent to CAD 688 million (USD 675 million) due to declines in traditional local and long distance voice revenues.
Google may be close to finally revealing prices and availability for its pilot community Fiber to the Home network in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan., but its ambition could stretch into other parts of the country.
Swisscom, Switzerland's incumbent telco, has launched an aggressive five-year plan to bring Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services to Laussane.
India's Bharat Telecom Limited moves forward with an ambitious FTTH service plan for Mauritius' residential and business customers.
Orange Spain plans to build out a FTTH network that will be capable of delivering 100 Mbps speeds to homes and businesses in the country's major cities.