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  1. Altice Planning 10 Gbps FTTH

    Altice USA (Euronext: ATC ) announced plans to build a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network capable of delivering broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps across its U.S. footprint, including its Optimum and Suddenlink markets. The MSO plans to extend fiber deeper into its existing hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network and leverage proprietary technologies developed by Altice Labs, the company's global research and development arm, to create the system, dubbed Generation GigaSpeed. Altice says it's the first major U.S. cable provider to announce an FTTH deployment across its entire footprint. "Across the globe Altice has invested heavily in building state-of-the-art fiber-optic networks, and we are pleased to bring our expertise stateside to drive fiber deeper into our infrastructure for the benefit of our U.S. Optimum and Suddenlink customers," said Dexter Goei, Altice USA chairman and CEO. "Today, we have a best-in-class network with incredibly fast speeds and quality service, and by taking immediate steps to create the fastest next-generation network, we will be positioned to support our customers' needs well into the future. Altice USA's 'Generation GigaSpeed' underscores our promise to accelerate investment in our network, sets the foundation for the delivery of next-generation services and enhancements for our customers, and is a testimony to the bright future of the U.S. telecommunications industry." The five-year deployment plan is scheduled to begin in 2017, and the company expects to reach all of its Optimum footprint and most of its Suddenlink footprint during that timeframe. Initial rollout markets will be announced in the coming months. Altice expects to reinvest energy efficiency savings to support the buildout without a material change in its overall capital budget. Since Altice USA's inception with the acquisition of Suddenlink followed by Cablevision/Optimum, the company has been aggressive in rolling out enhanced services to its customers, tripling Internet speeds to up to 300 Mbps for residential customers and 350 Mbps for business customers in its Optimum footprint more than a year ahead of schedule. The company has also expanded gigabit broadband service to nearly half of Suddenlink's service area, more than 40 markets so far. In the Suddenlink footprint, the company continues to introduce an all-digital TV lineup, and in the Optimum footprint the company has extended its outdoor WiFi network and is expanding its business product portfolio.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Cogeco Names Tech, Strategy Chief

    Cogeco (TSX:CCA) has appointed Luc Noiseux as senior vice president and chief technology and strategy officer. In his new role, Noiseux will ...

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  3. Cisco Demos Royalty-Free Full Duplex DOCSIS Ref Design

    At the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, CO, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced it is contributing a silicon reference design for Full ...

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

  4. PON Market to Grow at 3.6% Through 2018

    According to Radiant Insights, the global passive optical network (PON) equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2013 ...

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  1. Comcast Promotes Tony Werner, Names Sree Kotay CTO

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    Tue, 31 May 2016

  2. Microsoft Aims to Expand Global Internet Access

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses in 11 countries to increase the ...

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    Tue, 24 May 2016

  3. Videotron Taps Ciena for Backbone Upgrade

    Canadian cable operator Videotron is deploying Ciena 's (NYSE:CIEN) converged packet optical solution to upgrade its regional and backbone ...

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    Wed, 11 May 2016

  4. Nokia Planning Layoffs

    Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is beginning actions to reduce company personnel globally. The company is targeting EUR 900 million of operating cost ...

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    Wed, 6 Apr 2016

  5. Symmetrical DOCSIS 3.1: How Does it Work?

    By Monta Monaco Hernon - With the DOCSIS 3.1 deployments starting to roll out, the cable industry is, of course, thinking about what comes ...

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    Tue, 1 Mar 2016

  6. CableLabs Shifts Gears

    Don't panic - CableLabs hasn't gone 'round the bend, it's just shifting gears. Apparently some people were startled by the announcement of ...

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    Tue, 19 Jan 2016

  7. CommScope Completes TE Connectivity Deal

    CommScope (NASDAQ:COMM) has completed its previously announced acquisition of TE Connectivity 's (NYSE:TEL) Telecom, Enterprise ...

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    Fri, 28 Aug 2015

  8. NFV Will Team With SDNs to Transform Cable Nets

    The full impact of software-defined networks (SDNs) and network functions virtualization (NFV) won't be felt until far into the future. But in the ...

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    Wed, 11 Mar 2015

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