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December 18, 2008  2:30 PM

Australia nixes Telstra broadband bid

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Next Generation Networks, Regulations, Triple play services

In a decision whose short-sightedness was worthy of U.S. process, the Australian government disqualified its national carrier Telstra from bidding on an enormous and controversial program to provide more universal broadband access in Australia. There have been political fights between Telstra...

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...

January 4, 2008  8:59 PM

Verizon’s FiOS plans cause more cable angst

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Cabling, IP services, Optical Networking, Triple play services

Verizon's FiOS plans in 2008 include obtaining some franchises in major metro centers and increasing its HD channel count to 150, both of which are likely to cause further angst for the cable companies. In the former area, Verizon faces the issue of efficient delivery to multiple dwelling units...

December 24, 2007  2:35 PM

AT&T To Revamp BellSouth FTTC strategy?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, Triple play services

AT&T is rumored to be considering a revamp of the BellSouth FTTC strategy, based on Tellabs, in favor of an FTTC/FTTP strategy based on Ericsson. Ericsson had, via its Marconi unit, a history with BellSouth’s fiber plans and there is some sign that the carrier is now breaking its original...

October 29, 2007  1:48 AM

On FiOS growth and Verizon strategies…

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Messaging, Optical, Triple play services

Verizon reported earnings that were higher than expected, but not a blow-out. The most interesting numbers released were for FiOS, which added over 200,000 customers in the quarter and is now approaching the three-quarters-of-a-million mark. And, like AT&T did earlier, Verizon is showing off...

October 24, 2007  2:08 PM

Verizon FiOS Symmetrical Service To Cause Others Pain?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Cabling, Triple play services

Verizon will be making a symmetrical version of broadband available to consumers at a very reasonable price in a move that seems certain to be a slap at the architectural limits of cable broadband. The FiOS symmetrical offer will provide 20 Mbps in both directions for $65 per month, according to AP...

October 11, 2007  8:58 PM

Cable/Telco Competition Rests on ARPU

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Triple play services, voice

Business Week and S&P are now publishing reasonable analysis of the cable/telco competition. The recent work concedes that cable will likely take some market share from the telcos in voice services, but that telcos will take share in both data and video services. As we've said many...


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