Alcatel-Lucent may be an advocate of VDSL2 and vectoring, but the Franco American company says that those technologies may be not be enough to overcome interference issues to deliver 100 Mbps and above over existing copper pairs to broadband customers.
Windstream has not officially unveiled any specific plans for delivering a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, but according to new CEO Tony Thomas, the company is ready to deliver it in various markets.
Windstream plans to enhance the broadband speeds for customers by deploying fiber deeper into its last mile network, while leveraging VDSL2 and bonding to drive more bandwidth to consumers.
AT&T is giving more of its wireline customers the option to get its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier, announcing that it has expanded the service in seven new markets. The service provider will begin offering the speed tier in Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and St. Louis, Mo.
Alcatel-Lucent has reached a milestone of 10 million VDSL2 vectored line shipments, a feat it has reached through gaining contracts with a number of Asia-Pacific, European and Latin American customers.
AT&T may have created a lot of buzz with its 1 Gbps deployments in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., but the launch of its 75 Mbps U-verse tier illustrates that it's just as motivated to expand its existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service base.
eircom has hatched plans to offer a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to 66 communities, a direct response to Vodafone's move to offer a similar service in Ireland with its electric utility partner ESB.
Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
Huawei sees great potential in the wireline broadband market, so much so that it announced that it will invest $4 billion in conducting new research and development in the area through 2017.
Ireland's eircom has reached a major milestone in its next-gen broadband rollout program, announcing that it has passed 1 million premises with its fiber network.