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Fibre and cable technologies now dominating global broadband

Some 77% of broadband fixed subscriptions globally are now served by either fibre or cable networks, according to research by Point Topic. According to the research outfit’s Global Broadband Statistics report, over half of broadband subscriptions in each of over 40 countries studied are now covered by full fibre, ‘fibre-fed’ copper, or cable. Leading markets […]

Sky Italia to launch fibre offering

Sky Italia has struck a long-term deal to launch a fibre-only broadband service from next year in partnership with Open Fiber. Sky said the agreement would drive growth in pay TV services alongside fibre. The broadband offering will be available alongside Sky’s existing services. The agreement with Open Fiber will give Sky access to a […]

Teleste and Iskratel team up to enable fibre operators to use coax

Finland-based cable technology outfit Teleste has teamed up with Slovenia-based fibre tech specialist Iskratel to develop a proof-of-concept broadband technology platform combining Iskratel’s GPON technology with Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS, the DOCSIS Access Hub (DAH). The joint platform is designed to enable fibre network operators to make use of existing last-mile coax cabling as an extension […]

Focusing on FTTP will set back EU Gigabit goals, says Liberty Global report

Focusing exclusively on fibre-to-the-premises is likely to be counter-productive in enabling Europe to reach the Gigabit Society goals set by the European Commission, according to a report commissioned by cable group Liberty Global. The report argues that a range of technologies currently considered “very high-capacity” by the Commission, including G.Fast close to the end user, […]

WISI to demo solutions for SMATV and FTTH networks

WISI will demo its LR 10 fibre termination platform, OM 10 and OM 20 micro headends and its new OL-series optical distribution at ANGA COM. The fibre termination platform LR 10 handles fibre in the residence. The new system offers options to network operators to adapt to installation situations ranging from passive splice and tray […]

Orange passes fibre milestone

Orange now has over one million fibre broadband customers. The milestone was marked by the group’s CEO Stéphane Richard via Twitter. The figure means that Orange serves about one in four of France’s high-speed internet customers, which numbered 3.9 million at the end of September, according to figures released by telecom regulator ARCEP. According to […]

Vodafone Portugal to extend FTTH to further half million homes

Vodafone Portugal has said it will extend its fibre-to-the-home network to an additional 550,000 homes between now and the end of 2016. The network expansion will take Vodafone’s FTTH network to 2.75 million Portuguese homes in total, representing over two in three homes in the country, with a total investment of €125 million. The company […]

Energy efficiency in cable networks on ISBE agenda at ANGA COM

Energy efficiency in cable networks will be one of the main topics up for discussion at The International Society of Broadband Experts’ (ISBE’s) international breakfast at ANGA COM. SBE, the global brand of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, said that energy efficiency in cable networks, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and modern home networks will all be […]

KPN sees strong IPTV growth

Dutch telco KPN saw its IPTV base grow by 18% in the year to March, ending the quarter with 2.13 million IPTV customers over its DSL and FTTH networks. However, overall TV growth was a more modest 7.6% thanks to a decline in its digital-terrestrial base of 18% to 454,000. IPTV ARPU remained unchanged at […]

FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 lead global broadband CPE growth

The global broadband consumer premises market was worth US$10.5 billion (€9.9 billion) last year, up 9% on the 2013 figure, according to Infonetics Research. According to IHS-owned Infonetics Research’s PON, FTTH, Cable, DSL and Wireless Broadband CPE report, the figures were boosted by growth in the FTTH segment, up 18%, with DOCSIS 3.0 equipment sales […]