BT revealed that during its trial of G.FAST, a technology that allows service providers to gain higher speeds over existing copper on short loop lengths using a fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, it achieved combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
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.
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has activated vectored VDSL for 20 initial local towns in its territory, a move that will allow it to raise VDSL speeds to 100/40 Mbps, reports Teltarif.de.
Deutsche Telekom said that in order to reach 90 percent of the country with higher-speed DSL, including its vectored VDSL service, it will have to spend up to $13.4 billion in government funding....
BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its "up to" 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.
Vodafone Ireland and Irish electricity utility ESB are emerging as a new broadband challenger to incumbent telco eircom with a $615 million investment to build a fiber to the building (FTTB)-based broadband network that will deliver speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
KPN has introduced four new wireline broadband packages, offering a new range of speeds and bundles over its existing copper and growing fiber to the home (FTTH) last mile networks.
Deutsche Telekom continues to make good on its all-IP network promise, moving nearly 3 million of its customers to the technology.
Alcatel-Lucent continues to find success in its traditional copper access business, announcing that it has shipped 5 million vectored VDSL2 lines.