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G.fast broadband standard approved and on the market Compliant chips and equipment in the hands of service providers

Source: itu.int December 5, 2014,   ITU members today achieved final approval of G.fast, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires. The standard answers to service providers’ need for a complement to fibre to the home (FTTH) technologies in scenarios where G.fast proves the more cost-efficient strategy.   G.fast, within the fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, combines the best aspects of fibre and DSL. Within 400 metres of a distribution point, G.fast provides fibre-like speeds ma

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Number of people receiving Fiber-to-the-Home in Asia-Pacific reaches 100 million milestone

Number of people receiving Fiber-to-the-Home in Asia-Pacific reaches 100 million milestone

Source: realwire.com November 25, 2014,   New figures have revealed that 100 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are now subscribed to Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services.   The major milestone, shown by analyst house Ovum's latest statistics, was announced today by the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, which promotes and encourages the adoption of fiber technologies.   Work by the council, including the sharing of accurate and unbiased information about regulatory policies, standards and best practice, is credited as contributing to the successful take up of FTT

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FTTH Council Asia-Pacific marks international Gimme Fiber Day following successful workshop in Australia

Source: realwire.com November 4, 2014,   The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific today turned the spotlight on Gimme Fiber Day – with a whole host of activities arranged to commemorate the global initiative.   The event, held every year on November 4 to mark the birthday of fiber optic guru and Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao, will celebrate and showcase fiber optic in the home, which the council believes is the only future-proof Internet access solution.   Thousands of people are expected to take part in the day via social media, which last year saw posts abo

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Ikanos Introduces Traffic Analyzer, Expanding inSIGHT Footprint for FTTH, Fixed-LTE and Cable Service Providers

Source: nasdaq.com October 20, 2014,   Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, today announced Traffic Analyzer, a powerful new capability of the company's inSIGHT Broadband eXperience Manager (BXM), Ikanos' innovative diagnostics and analytics software solution.  Traffic Analyzer enables service providers and their subscribers to easily monitor the subscriber's broadband usage directly from the gateway and to set custom alerts, such as signaling when broadband data limits ar

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Hyperoptic doubles footprint to bring FTTH to four new UK “hyper-cities”

Source: eurocomms.com October 7, 2014,   FTTH provider Hyperoptic has added four new UK cities to its “hyper-cities club” as it aims to bring gigabit services to half a million homes by the end of 2018. The company says it has doubled its footprint in six months and will soon reach 75,000 homes across 480 sites after adding Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Nottingham to its fibre deployment schedule.   Full Article>>  

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