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China Telecom extends Alca-Lu contract for broadband transformation

This latest deal will help China Telecom meet the aims of the Broadband China project

China Telecom has awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to further boost its broadband capacity and service capabilities, as work moves up a gear to meet the Chinese government’s ‘Broadband China’ target of delivering high-speed broadband connections to over 250mn households across the country by 2015.

Orange to invest €300mn in Spanish FTTH network

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Orange has revealed plans to invest around €300mn over the next four years in a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network which will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps to around 1.5mn homes and businesses in the country’s biggest cities, with the first connections to be switched on before the end of this year.

Half of the world’s fibre subscribers in China by 2016

China will lead the way for fibre subscribers and equipment exports by 2016

The fibre broadband market will be dominated by China over the next five years, according to a report from analyst house Ovum. China’s dominance will stem from strong growth in subscriber numbers and from domestic vendor’s healthy exports.

US ISP offers 1Gbps fibre for $70

If you fancy a cheap 1Gbps broadband connection then Sebastopol in the US just got a lot more attractive

Santa Rosa, US-based internet service provider,, is looking to disrupt the traditionally expensive local market by offering a 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home connection for just $69.99 per month.

Fibre to the Home on the up says Ovum report

Optical fibre connections grew 35 per cent in the last quarter alone

Optical fibre technology is finally starting to make significant inroads into the broadband space worldwide, at the expense of DSL, according to a market report by telecoms analyst house Ovum.