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.
Intel has reached a deal to acquire Lantiq, a provider of silicon for broadband and home networking, a move that it says will accelerate its move into the growing home gateway and last mile access network markets.
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.
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.
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.