TPG close to passing 1000 buildings with fibre

AustraliaIT News — Internet service provider TPG has activated 995 buildings across the country with fibre, as the national network builder races to keep up. The monthly list of the premises activated on TPG’s fibre-to-the-premise network, sent out to resellers early this month, reveals the ISP is nearing the 1000 mark for its controversial network.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/tpg-close-to-passing-1000-buildings-with-fibre-415107

NBN considering overbuilding dodgy $800m Optus cable

AustraliaIT News — NBN is considering building over the Optus hybrid fibre-coaxial cable it purchased for $800 million after finding the network is in such a degraded state that it is not fit for purpose. The national network builder’s deal with Optus for its HFC network was approved by the ACCC in August, just two months after it inked a similar deal with Telstra.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-considering-overbuilding-dodgy-800m-optus-cable-412280

Japan’s Kawaguchi City implements citywide municipal Ethernet fabric

JapanKawaguchi City, a municipality within the Greater Tokyo Area, is set to become the first local government administration worldwide to operate a single Ethernet fabric spanning all city offices.  By the end of the year, Brocade partner Net One Systems will install a pair of Brocade VDX 6740 switches in 22 Kawaguchi City locations, with a mesh of 40 Gbps Ethernet interconnections over the city’s own optical fiber cable infrastructure, combined with Brocade VCS Fabric technology to form a logical chassis that can be managed as a single switch.

http://enterpriseinnovation.net/article/japans-kawaguchi-city-implements-citywide-municipal-ethernet-fabric-541604806

Huawei Helps MSOs Accelerate Video and Broadband Service Opportunities

China.gifPRNewswire — NEW ORLEANS: At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015, Huawei announced a suite of solutions designed to help global Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) strengthen their competitiveness in the digital era. To address the rapid proliferation of connected devices and competition from fast-moving over-the-top players (OTTs) and traditional telcos, Huawei advocates a two-pronged strategy for MSOs:  provide high-quality multi-screen services to accelerate video business opportunities; and enhance broadband services to ensure a superior user experience.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huawei-helps-msos-accelerate-video-and-broadband-service-opportunities-300159718.html

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch 1Gbps/600Mbps Internet-access services

TaiwanDigi Times — The National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 7 approved the pricing for 1Gbps/600Mbps and 500Mbps/250Mbps fixed-line broadband Internet-access services proposed by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), with the services to be launched in the Taiwan market soon, according to NCC.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20151008PD204.html

NBN awards second set of FTTx build contracts

AustraliaNBN has handed six contractors deals for the second set of network deployments supporting its multi-technology mix. The list of contractors includes SA Power Networks in the Northern Territory and South Australia, QC Comms in the Australian Capital Territory and parts of New South Wales, with Lend Lease also joining it in NSW. Service Stream and Decon scored deals for additional NBN FTTx builds in Victoria.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-awards-second-set-of-fttx-build-contracts-409715

TPG opens Layer 2 FTTB product for wholesale

AustraliaIT News — TPG is now offering wholesale partners the opportunity to access its fibre-to-the-basement network through a Layer 2 product for $27 per month, as demanded by the government’s carrier license conditions. Last December the government revealed carriers, such as TPG, who compete with the NBN would need to offer non-discriminatory wholesale access to their networks and structurally separate their retail and wholesale businesses.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/408415,tpg-opens-layer-2-fttb-product-for-wholesale.aspx

TPG creates new retail arm for FTTB, from AU

AustraliaTPG has created a new retail arm to sell its wholesale fibre-to-the-basement product to residential customers. The internet service provider is required under the Government’s carrier license condition to functionally separate its retail and wholesale businesses due to the competitive threat its FTTB network posed to the national broadband network. Announced last December, ISPs such as TPG were required to offer non-discriminatory wholesale access to their networks by January this year and split out their retail and wholesale operations by June 30.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/404668,tpg-creates-new-retail-arm-for-fttb.aspx

TPG creates new retail arm for FTTB, from AU

AustraliaTPG has created a new retail arm to sell its wholesale fibre-to-the-basement product to residential customers. The internet service provider is required under the Government’s carrier license condition to functionally separate its retail and wholesale businesses due to the competitive threat its FTTB network posed to the national broadband network. Announced last December, ISPs such as TPG were required to offer non-discriminatory wholesale access to their networks by January this year and split out their retail and wholesale operations by June 30.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/404668,tpg-creates-new-retail-arm-for-fttb.aspx

NBN Co releases FTTB product for sale

AustraliaNBN Co today announced the commercial launch of its fibre-to-the-basement technology, with 2000 premises across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne set to receive the first connections. More than one million premises are slated to receive FTTB technology, with 44 retail service providers now able to sell services on FTTB, the company said. Around 2000 premises in apartment blocks across NSW, Victoria and the ACT are ready for service today.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/402223,nbn-co-releases-fttb-product-for-sale.aspx