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NZ expanding national fiber network

Source: Sept 1, 2017   The New Zealand government plans to extend its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) national fiber network to 190 more small towns. The government has announced plans to spend NZ$130 million ($93.4 million) to extend the network to 60,000 new households and businesses across the nation and complete the UFB deployment by 2022. A further NZ$130 million […]

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nbn announces latest coverage milestone; eyes commercial DOCSIS 3.1 launch by end-2018

Source: 23 Aug, 2017   nbn has announced what it called ‘another significant rollout milestone’, revealing that six million homes and businesses are now within the footprint of the National Broadband Network (NBN). In a press release, the company said that fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and HFC deployments were driving the increased rollout pace, with these two technologies now serving more […]

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LinkNet agrees deal to acquire Java fibre backbone from Ketrosden Triasmitra

Source: 6 Sept, 2017   IndoTelko writes that Indonesian broadband ISP LinkNet, 33.82%-owned by Lippo Group via First Media, has entered into an agreement to acquire a Java intercity fibre backbone from Ketrosden Triasmitra. The move forms part of a long term strategy to drive growth via strategic and targeted network expansion to potentially lucrative metropolitan areas within high […]

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Fiber optic market opportunities to speed up Digital India Mission

Source: 8 May, 2017 Governments across Asia are encouraging investment in high capacity networks. They see fiber as the infrastructure of the 21st Century. In recent global survey, 71 percent of respondents expect to transition the majority of their networks to FTTH by 2025… Full story>>

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Iran’s TCI begins FTTH rollout

Source: 2 May, 2017 The Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) has launched a project to deploy the country’s first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in Tehran and seven other cities. TechRasa reports that the initial phase of the rollout will see 580,000 lines installed, including 245,000 in Tehran, 85,000 in Isfahan, 80,000 in Mashhad, 61,000 in Shiraz, 61,000 in Ahvaz, 28,000 […]

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Bangladesh government kicks off rural fiber project

Source: 30 Mar 2017   Bangladesh’s government has undertaken a project to extend fibre-optic connectivity to an additional 772 union councils – the country’s smallest rural administrative sub-divisions – by the end of 2018, funded by the Social Obligation Fund (SOF) to which operators contribute 1% of gross revenues. As reported by the Dhaka Tribune, the project under the […]

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PLDT accelerates fibre rollout with ‘Fibr City’ programme

Source: 21 Mar 2017   PLDT Inc. has revealed it is ramping up its ongoing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout programme in the country’s cities and towns, with the announcement of a new ‘Fibr City’ project in Toledo City, in Cebu province. Under the plan, which is being carried out in partnership with the municipal government, residential users and businesses will […]

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Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand subsea cable launches

Source: 17 Mar 2017   A new subsea cable connecting Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand has been launched in Cambodia, adding at least 30Tbps of regional capacity. The Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) cable system was designed and deployed by Huawei Marine for Cambodia’s EZECOM, Telekom Malaysia and Symphony Communication of Thailand…   Full Story>>    

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Kazakhtelecom to connect 60 villages to fibre-optic network this year

Source: 6 Mar 2017   Around 60 villages in North Kazakhstan will be connected to fibre-optic network infrastructure by the end of the year, news agency cites Kazakhtelecom’s General Director Alim Shukenov as saying. In total, more than 200 settlements in the region will be covered by the majority state-owned firm’s fibre backbone network by 2020   Full […]

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nbn details plans for FTTC rollout

Source: 1 Mar 2017   nbn, the company overseeing the construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has named the first areas set to receive what it refers to as its ‘cutting edge fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC)’ technology. Following a ‘major’ update to the company’s address checker function on its website, it has released details for around 700,000 premises which will […]

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