Telecom Asia — SingTel has revealed plans to launch a 10Gbps residential fiber broadband service in Singapore later this month. The operator will use its 10GPON infrastructure to offer the service, which which will be the fastest home broadband service in Singapore. It will also feature four 1Gbps ports.
IT 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.
IT News — NBN is readying itself to migrate Telstra’s special business services off copper and onto its fibre infrastructure, offering a proposed roadmap to the telco for migration. The roadmap illustrates how business customers on existing symmetric high-speed digital subscriber line (SHDSL) copper broadband connections – used for things like ATM services and ISDN lines – can be migrated.
Telecom Asia — Last week, telco rivals PLDT and Globe each announced the launch of new broadband services, which both claimed could offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps in select areas. This scenario leaves little room for other players to gain an advantage, except those with the resources to invest in its own international submarine cable, landing station, backbone network, and spectrum.
PRNewswire — 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.
Digi 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.
NBN 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.
IT Wire — This new data was released by the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific and IDATE and shows that the figures, which include subscribers up until December 2014, show that ‘there are now 115.8 million fiber subscribers in Asia and 338 million homes passed,’ representing ‘an increase of 35% and 36.8%, respectively.’
SINGAPORE Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) said it will be soon be deploying next-generation GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) on its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network. The service will be offered to a selected group of customers during the pilot phase that will begin in the next quarter. Singtel plans to make the service available to all fibre customers in the later part of the year. The technology will give customers the option of a 10Gbps fibre broadband service, useful for applications such as running multiple 4K video sessions, where users will enjoy sharper pictures and richer colours.