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Colocation growth rises, but varies by geography; North American WDM market rises

As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.

Chunghwa Telecom to increase FTTx coverage to 85 percent of Taiwan's population

Taiwan's incumbent telco Chunghwa Telecom plans to increase the footprint of its FTTx network from 70 to 85 percent of homes and businesses by the end of 2013.

Vodafone Ireland introduces fiber broadband services

Vodafone Ireland is posing a challenge to incumbent telco eircom with the launch of its fiber-based broadband service, offering consumers and businesses speeds of up to 70 Mbps. Beginning at €30 ($39) a month, eligible users can opt to purchase a standalone or bundled voice/data option.

eircom launches national fiber network, targets 300,000 premises to start

eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, has officially launched its new open access fiber-based broadband network, enabling speeds of up to 70 Mbps for, initially, more than 300,000 premises.

Week in research: Optical transport slowed by legacy transition; core, edge routers poised for growth

Legacy equipment put a damper on optical transport equipment sales last year, with the market segment declining 4 percent for the year. However, purchasing of SONET and SDH equipment also slowed significantly--dropping 30 percent in 2012.

BT to run 200 Mbps FTTP trial in 4 UK telephone exchanges

BT Openreach on Thursday announced that it will begin a technical trial of its 220/20 Mbps Generic Ethernet Access FTTP service in four of its telephone exchange areas.

Swisscom begins testing FTTx architectures

Swisscom on Thursday revealed plans to test what it calls Fiber to the Street (FTTS), or what is more commonly known as Fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) or Fiber to the node (FTTN), in the municipality of Flerden.

TIM Brasil completes first phase of FTTx project with ZTE

TIM Brasil, Telecom Italia's Brazil telecom subsidiary, on Monday completed the first phase of its FTTx broadband project in Sao Paulo with ZTE.

eircom maps out phase 3 of its FTTx initiative

eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, on Monday unveiled the next locations for the third phase of its ongoing Fiber to the x (FTTx) broadband project.

Openreach to hire 400 engineers as it continues to scale its last mile fiber network

Openreach, the unit of BT that provides last mile access to BT Retail and other competitive providers, on Friday said it is going to hire 400 new engineers as it ramps up its fiber-based broadband network build out.