Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation Selects Calix for Gigabit Fiber Network

PETALUMA, CA – March 7, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), today announced Gibson Electric Membership Corporation (Gibson EMC) and its not-for-profit subsidiary, Gibson Connect, LLC, has selected Calix AXOS and Calix Cloud solutions for its fiber-based gigabit services network in Tennessee and Kentucky. Gibson EMC launched Gibson Connect in late 2017 to provide...Learn More

Emily Cooperative Telephone Company Selects Calix AXOS to Deliver Always-On Gigabit Services in Central Minnesota

PETALUMA, CA – February 22, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (ECTC) is deploying the Calix AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System and GigaFamily premises solutions for their next generation fiber network in Central Minnesota. An NTCA Gig-Certified service provider, ECTC will upgrade their existing GPON and Active...Learn More

Clearfield Exec Sees Synergies in Purchase of Calix Powered Cabinet Portfolio

Fiber management equipment provider Clearfield expects to see strong demand for the outdoor powered cabinet portfolio it has acquired from broadband equipment provider Calix, said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield chief marketing officer, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The purchase price for the Clearfield Calix deal was...Learn More

Cable Company ImOn Deploys PON Fiber Network, Pursues Gigabit Broadband Strategy

Iowa-based cable company ImOn is pursuing a gigabit broadband strategy, with a hybrid network that includes traditional HFC-delivered DOCSIS and a FTTP PON network. The triple play provider with both a strong business services and residential focus, will use a Calix GPON platform to extend...Learn More

Verizon: Next Gen Fiber Broadband Era to Begin with Tampa NG-PON2 Trial

Verizon is planning large scale NG-PON2 deployments, which will begin this quarter with a customer trial in Tampa, said Verizon Director of Technology Planning Vincent O’Byrne in an interview. NG-PON2 can co-exist with GPON on existing fiber-to-the-home networks, boosting capacity and service speeds by layering...Learn More

AT&T Outlines Virtualized, Multi-Gigabit FTTP Broadband Path for AT&T XGS-PON

When AT&T begins deploying XGS-PON, perhaps in 2019, broadband speeds up to 10 Gbps won’t be the only technology advance involved. The carrier also expects to make heavy use of software-based networking and network virtualization, said Eddy Barker, AT&T assistant vice president of fixed access...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

XGS-PON Plugfest Confirms Vendor Interoperability

The second XGS-PON Interoperability Plugfest, which concluded in Tauxigny, France recently, brought together 13 tech companies from across the globe in an attempt to improve the interoperability of one of the latest iterations of PON technology. The XGS-PON plugfest focused on interoperability between XGS-PON Optical...Learn More

Cable Broadband’s Future Lies in Deep Fiber, WOW! is First Up

As the cable industry rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure, cable companies should have no trouble offering gigabit broadband – at least for a while. But as take rates climb and as the cable companies get set to support multigigabit speeds, they are looking...Learn More

iPhotonix Completes Integration with NeoNova

RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER 05, 2017 — iPhotonix, an industry innovation leader for high-speed fiber-optic technology, announced today that its iVolve ONT solutions have been fully integrated with NeoNova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRTC. The iVolve platform supports NeoNova’s network management service offerings and solutions. NeoNova’s TR-069-compatible...Learn More

Verizon Next Generation Broadband Strategy: We’ll Pass on and Stick With FTTP

Speaking at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon’s Director of Network Planning Vincent O’Byrne outlined a Verizon next generation broadband strategy. That strategy is heavily focused on NG-PON2. It apparently will not include “We have no strategy for G.Fast,” O’Byrne...Learn More

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