The Impact of Fiber to the Home

What does a new patio deck at your house and fiber to the home have in common? They both increase the value of your home! According to recent research conducted by the University of Colorado and Carnegie Mellon University, fiber to the home can increase an average home's value by over $5K dollars (+3%).

August 07, 2015 by

Brazil wants to expand their fiber optics networks

The Brazilian government wants to have fiber optic technology in 90% of the country’s cities. The average Internet speed in the South American country has gone up by 11%, reaching 2.9Mbps.

Alcatel-Lucent completed 3700 miles of submarine cable from US to Ecuador

The undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, ASN, has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), an almost 3700 miles undersea cable linking US to Ecuador


Huawei building almost 2.500 miles of fiber optic to Equatorial Guinea

Huawei will build almost 2.500 miles of fiber optic cable in Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the project will take two years and will bring high-speed Internet access to most of the people in the African country


What should AT&T do now that it owns DirecTV?

AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV last week, about a year after it was first announced. To be honest, I was never a big fan of this move. Pay TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S.

July 30, 2015 by

CenturyLink's UCaaS service going to Iowa

CenturyLink agreed to provide its unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) to Iowa Communications Network (ICN), thus increasing its presence in the cloud-based services market.

Asia stands out with a 35% growth in FTTH

According to Wire and Cable news, Asian telecoms released new data, revealing that more than 300 million business and homes across Asia-Pacific now have access to fiber services a 35% growth.

July 29, 2015 by

Canadian Telecom completes $14M fiber network for business and residential customers

TELUS completed 150 km network that reaches 16 cities, in Vancouver island, that will enjoy broadband Internet even for the very first time for some of the communities. The network will improve the healthcare, education and business thanks to the access to new technologies.

AT&T extend 1Gbps service to schools as part of DirecTV deal

Locations has not been revealed, but AT&T will extend its 1Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate schools and libraries as part of one of the FCC’s requirements for the merge that is now completed.

July 27, 2015 by