Windstream’s Thomas: Higher speed broadband drives up Kinetic IPTV attachment rates

Windstream may be early on in its Kinetic IPTV rollout with service available in a handful of markets, but the service provider is finding that were it offers the service with higher speed broadband take rates are rising.

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CenturyLink to conduct metered broadband trial later this year, Ewing says

As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.

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PEG Bandwidth: Content owners, cable operators are driving demand for 100G in Tier 2 and 3 markets

PEG Bandwidth has found that demand for its fiber-based higher speed services, including its 100G service, to wholesale and business customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets is being driven by the sheer demand for new bandwidth.

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Verizon beefs up in-home Wi-Fi with Quantum Gateway router

Verizon has responded to the burgeoning need for higher speed Wi-Fi home networking connections with the debut of its FiOS Quantum gateway, a device it claims can deliver up to 800 Mbps.

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FiberLight taps Ciena’s platforms for South Florida optical overlay build

FiberLight has employed Ciena's 6500 converged packet optical platform and 5160 Service Aggregation switch for an optical network overbuild of its South Florida network, a move it says will enable it to better respond to higher speed requirements from its mix of business and wholesale customers.

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Level 3 expands Latin America fiber, Ethernet network to accommodate surging business growth

Level 3 Communications has expanded and upgraded its Latin America network in four of the region's largest countries–Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela–to support what it says is a growing desire from carrier and business customers for higher speed integrated IP solutions.

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Level 3 expands Latin America fiber, Ethernet network to accommodate surging business growth

Level 3 Communications has expanded and upgraded its Latin America network in four of the region's largest countries–Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela–to support what it says is a growing desire from carrier and business customers for higher speed integrated IP solutions.

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AT&T, Verizon, others hone their wireless backhaul skills

The top four wireline operators–AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Windstream–have become the natural purveyors of fiber to the tower services for wireless operators that need to higher speed backhaul services to accommodate the growth of their existing 3G and 4G LTE networks. Just how big is the FTTT opportunity?

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AT&T, Verizon, others hone their wireless backhaul skills

AT&T, Verizon, others hone their wireless backhaul skills

The top four wireline operators–AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Windstream–have become the natural purveyors of fiber to the tower services for wireless operators that need to higher speed backhaul services to accommodate the growth of their existing 3G and 4G LTE networks. Just how big is the FTTT opportunity?

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Tier 1 incumbents AT&T, Verizon, others meet wireless backhaul demand

If the advent of Apple's iPhone is any indication, the proliferation of easy-to-use smart phones and tablet computers is driving a host of new bandwidth-hungry data and multimedia services. The rise in bandwidth-hungry traffic that users are accessing from their phones means that wireless operators require a higher speed wireless backhaul network.

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IEEE begins developing Tbps Ethernet standard

IEEE on Monday announced it has formed the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group with the goal of building a new Terabit Ethernet standard. The formation of this group comes on the heels of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment report, which found that networks will need to support Tbps speeds by 2015 if current global bandwidth requirements continue to climb. By 2020, the group forecasts that networks will have support 10 Tbps. “The information gathered by the Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc demonstrates the ongoing, exponential bandwidth growth that is happening in varying application spaces on a global nature,” said John D'Ambrosia, chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc and IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group and chief Ethernet evangelist, CTO office, Dell, in a release announcing the group.

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New IEEE 802.3 group seeks consensus for next-generation Ethernet

The IEEE says it has formed the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus group, which it hopes will create a consensus that will drive standardization efforts in the future. To get the conversation started, the IEEE has released a report that predicts future Ethernet networks capacity demands.

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UK consumers aren’t cozying up to higher speed broadband

For all of the promise that BT ( NYSE: BT ) and its competitive carrier customers believe they can bring with its Fiber to the X drive, the reality is that most consumers aren’t exactly signing up in droves. A new report from Ofcom, UK’s telecom regulator revealed that even though “superfast” broadband connections were available to 57 percent of U.K. households as of June 2011, only about 4 percent actually had subscribed to the superfast services. Whether it’s delivered over fiber, HFC or copper, Ofcom defines superfast broadband as a service capable of delivering download speeds greater than 25 Mbps

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Force10 Moves Ahead With 40GbE, Leaves 100GbE for the Future

In a release today, Force10 Networks revealed its plans to run with 40GbE in the near future.  The 40GbE and 100GbE standards are now pending, and in its preparations to roll out gear they have for now chosen the slower but more affordable speed.  Force10 will be adding the higher speed to its 10GbE top-of-rack access switch for converging Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics, and its E- and C- Series switches are already … [ visit site to read more ]

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