Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyA report on the development of FTTH networks in the US from research firm RVA suggests that the Labor Government is on the right track with its ambitious plan to serve 93 percent of premises by fibre. However Ovum has backed AT&T's decision to focus on FTTN.
The FTTH Council Asia Pacific has been left with a large amount of egg on its face after it made, and subsequently withdrew, a critical submission to an NBN Co consultation paper that it had failed to get approved by key vendor members.
A consortium of three companies - Universal Communications Group (UCG), Telcoinabox and Utilibill formed in 2009 - has completed the installation of an FTTH network to 900 'brownfield' homes in the Sanctuary Cove development on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: NetworkingISP iNet says it has connected more than 10,000 customers to fibre to the Home (FTTH) broadband across Australia, surpassing the total number of FTTH customers connected to the NBN.
Crown Fibre Holdings, the New Zealand Government company set up to joint venture with the private sector to roll out FTTH networks has received $NZ942m in the 2011 budget, completed the planned allocation of $NZ1.4b in Government funds.
Thirteen telecommunications service providers have indicated their interest in selling services on New Zealand's Ultra Fast Broadband Network, the equivalent of NBN Co's FTTH network in Australia.Crown Fibre Holdings, the Government company set up to manage rollout of the UFB has released the name of companies that have signed letters of intent to retail UFB services.
NZ company Optical Network Engineering, in a submission to the Senate NBN enquiry, says the 100Mbps of the NBN's FTTH network won't be enough to satisfy future demand for 3D and HD video, and an RF channel should be added to the fibre.
Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) - the New Zealand Government company set up to manage and invest in the country's FTTH network - has named three more bidders, including Telecom NZ, for 'priority negotiations' for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Miao Wei announced yesterday (link via Google Translate) that the Chinese government plans to increase the number of households with broadband access, with more than 70 percent of China’s Internet users getting 4M broadband service by the end of 2013.