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November 21, 2008  4:16 PM

Global broadband to become universal service?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Broadband, CIMI Corp., FTTH, voice

Worldwide broadband subscribers have reportedly passed the 400 million mark, and some telco planners are now seriously looking at broadband as their “dialtone” service in both wireline and wireless—but beyond 2011.

The decision to move to a universal broadband delivery would...

October 15, 2008  2:20 PM

Metro and access drive ’09 deployment focus



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FTTH, GPON, Metro Area Networks

It is becoming increasingly clear that 2009 will see the most action in the metro and access space. Worldwide, operators are looking very hard at FMC and femtocells, and we believe that there will be some deployments even in the US by 2H09. There are also a number of competitive initiatives from...


June 23, 2008  2:21 PM

Cox cable considers FTTH model



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Cox Cable, FTTH, Verizon

Cox Cable has issued an RFI that includes requests for PON/RF distribution with high-speed broadband, very similar to the FiOS model of Verizon. The RFI leaked last week at NXTcomm but had been rumored even before that show.  It is apparently a true RFI, meaning that there is no immediate...


April 1, 2008  1:39 PM

RF over Glass: Cable’s answer to telco FTTH



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, FTTH, Triple play services, Video

The cable companies are taking the threat of FiOS seriously and promoting technologies that are more suitable for deep fiber and FTTH in their own plants. The activity is concentrated in what is called “RFoG” or RF over Glass, meaning mechanisms to perform the opto-electrical transformation...


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