Verizon has committed BIG $$ to fiber manufacturers Corning and Prysmian.
Verizon signed a $1.1 billion, three-year fiber and hardware purchase agreement with Corning, enhancing capacity to support a next-generation fiber platform that will support all of the company's businesses. read article
Verizon named Prysmian as an additional supplier of fiber cable to support its 4G and 5G wireless and wireline broadband plans, signing a $300 million deal with the company. read article
This commitment will allow Verizon to rollout advanced 4G and 5G small cell networks in the coming years.
Cable providers rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 services nationwide to provide gigabit service.
In the hotly contested race to provide gigabit services, the CATV industry is rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 networks nationwide. Comcast, Cox and other cable operators are battling AT&T, Verizon and many regional providers to be the first to offer their customers access speeds in excess of 1Gbps.
Many of these networks utilize DWDM transport in the ACCESS Network to provide the high bandwidth.
FTTH and FTTP Networks Growing in Numbers as the Race to Provide Gigabit Services Heats Up.