Copper finds new role in the wireless backhaul network; Lantiq debuts fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) chipset

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @GenesisTechSys: "Copper is not dead," it has a role to play in alleviating the backhaul bottleneck. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Lantiq announced commercial availability of VINAX dp, an application-optimized fiber to the distribution point (FTTdp) chipset. Release

> Sajid Javid, the UK's culture, media and sport secretary, has launched the Black Country Broadband Partnership in the West Midlands, a $10.4 million project to extend the reach of fiber broadband to 98 percent of homes and businesses in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Woverhampton over the next three years. Article (sub. req.)

> Germany-based NetAachen, a joint venture between NetCologne and accom, has expanded its fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) infrastructure to Brand, a district of Aachen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Article

Cable News
> Suddenlink has announced a broad-reaching renewal deal with CBS Corp. that includes retransmission rights for CBS owned-and-operated stations, as well as carriage of cable assets CBS Sports Network and, for the first time, the Smithsonian Network. Article

> Reports of the demise of Comcast SVOD service Streampix have been exaggerated … slightly. According to Multichannel News, the No. 1 MSO's response to Netflix will live on as an a la carte video programming option and trinket to subscribers of higher-end video-services packages. Article

Wireless News
> In an SEC filing AT&T said it expects total AT&T Next adoption rates to be around 50 percent in the third quarter and to have more 400,000 postpaid smartphone gross additions from customers who brought their own phones. Article

> Microsoft has attracted 50 new hardware partners that are making Windows-based smartphones and tablets, a senior executive said. Article

And finally… @Orange Business: Can hybrid networks control the growth of enterprise Internet? Post

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