All ship-shape and Bristol fashion for 1Gbps network

The US city of Bristol, Tennessee has installed a 1Gbps broadband network for all 33,000 residential and business electric customers of Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES).

Alca-Lu ships over 1mil GPON ports


Alcatel-Lucent may be in the middle of an onerous cost-cutting programme amid continued quarterly losses, but its network equipment division continues to perform well: the company has revealed that it sold over 1mn GPON ports in the second quarter of this year, driven by rapid expansion of its business in China and the US.

Bulgaria’s Vivacom deploys GPON tech to boost broadband

Bulgaria is seeking a fourth carrier

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom has chosen gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solutions from Alcatel-Lucent to enable faster broadband speeds for its customers and ultimately the delivery of new services, including high-definition video.

Indian state of Goa to get high-speed broadband soon

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Indian telco BSNL is preparing to launch IPTV and high-speed broadband services in the state of Goa, having already installed GPON equipment in 13 of its exchanges, with more on the way.

Alcatel-Lucent scores major Chinese fibre project

Alcatel-Lucent has been given the nod from China Telecom to provide it with a 100Gbps capable network

China Unicom has selected Alcatel-Lucent as its largest supplier for the planned expansion of its broadband access network using GPON technology across 29 provinces.

Study highlights potential impact of 1% cut in broadband prices

Continuing development of broadband standards will help drive adoption, says report

Standards and affordability are proving two of the most decisive factors in efforts to drive up broadband adoption and close the digital divide, according to a new report from UK research firm Point Topic.

Alcatel-Lucent to deliver GPON to Finland

Regional Finnish service provider, SSP Yhtiöt, part of the Finnet group, has tapped Alcatel-Lucent to bring one of the first Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) deployments to the country.

Device vendors target China with 3G Androids

The Sony Ericsson A8i is based on OPhone, a custom Android flavour

China’s homegrown 3G technology, TD-SCDMA, won a little more support this week as device vendors Motorola and Sony Ericsson got behind the platform with a raft of new devices catering to the country’s nascent data services market.

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Published by ZTE

ZTE has the advantage to provide both EPON and GPON technologies. Really involved in
the evolution of PON technology, ZTE push the development of PON standards and mainly
on interoperability issue. The company also participated in the development of the next
generation PON technologies – 10GEPON – and has launched the first prototype last
October 2008. 10GEPON will be used to provide greater bandwidth to the final used but will be more and more used combined with VDSL2 in a FTTB architecture.