Lumos Networks is putting together a foundation to potentially create a fiber-centric company by the end of the year that would focus on selling wholesale and retail services to carriers and enterprise customers in its territory.
NBN Co. has announced the 140 Australian suburbs that will be the first to receive a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based connection over the next 12 months on the National Broadband Network.
BT Business has introduced an online promotion to attract new customers by offering six months of broadband for free.
Alcatel-Lucent continues to find success in its traditional copper access business, announcing that it has shipped 5 million vectored VDSL2 lines.
As more service providers roll out cloud services for their business customers, colocation capacity has continued to rise in various geographies, reports TeleGeography.
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 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, 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.
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 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.