FTTH Council Asia-Pacific News Feed Week 49

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) of Laos and Huawei hosted the Laos Broadband Forum 2016 in Vientiane yesterday, seeking to identify challenges and solutions for broadband development in the country……..

Spark launches 900Mbps fibre broadband speeds

Spark has announced the launch of its new Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband service, which uses a gigabit connection over the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network. In order for Spark customers to achieve the highest possible internet speeds they will need to have high specification hardware installed in their homes…….

French group Altice has announced plans to upgrade the two US cable networks it bought at the end of 2015, Optimum and Suddenlink, to deliver 10Gbps to customers. The company, which is now the fourth largest cable operator in the US, says it will build a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in a five-year programme starting in 2017…….

 

LTE wants to be all things to all verticals when it comes to M2M. LTE’s high data rates are obviously good for consumer broadband services such as video. Those same data rates also make LTE an attractive technology to embed in cars to provide onboard communications and entertainment…….

 

British Li-Fi technology company pureLiFi has revealed it has been working with Singapore’s Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) to test the light-based Wi-Fi alternative technology. The company is taking advantage of the IMDA’s recent decision to remove some of the regulatory barriers to joint-industry Li-Fi trials, including waiving fees associated with use of Li-Fi spectrum in the 400-THz to 800-THz bands……..

 

Ooredoo Qatar has announced reaching 300,000 homes connected to its nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. The operator reached the milestone on 20 November 2016, whilst its release added that an independent report has shown that 99% of Qatari households are covered by Ooredoo fibre broadband…….

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