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Google Fiber Began to Enter the United Kingdom

In recent months, a new fiber optic communication market player Google Fiber has been busy laying cables, and offer very competitive FTTH services portfolio. Although the network is currently limited to Kansas, it may be just the beginning because of the heritage of Google’s upstart blood.

Google has not satisfied its own web service, mobile platforms, web browsers and even education and productivity hardware, this technology giant will now spotlight data transmission business.

At least, this is a belief. Of cause, now Google’s attitude to its fiber optic business has been very cautious, especially in Kansas City 1G, 79 GBP/ month service has just put into operation for a month, Google access service Milo Medin, president position, “Google Fiber has become an important business sector that brings huge gains.”

However, serious speech of Medin does not eliminate doubts about peoples including fiber supporter groups, they claimed Google from start to finish hasn’t regarded the fiber business seriously, but simply want to provoke major telecommunications providers.

European FTTH Council Communications Director Nadia Bahaali said, “Google is being launched worldwide in a Gigabit (Gbit) city competition, it also made it clear to other carries: If you refuse to provide us wit the necessary equipment development services, We can be our own building.”

With Google Fiber showing of its ambition to Texas and Utah, it is widely believed that the company will further expand its business network.

After the news, Google want to establish a cooperative relationship with the UK IT service company Colt. For a company which has already its own fiber and DSL infrastructure, this is more like a happy coincidence. The problem is that would Google has the development space in the UK optical market?

Dowden admitted that in the smart phone today, Britain is facing the problem of increasing capacity demands, but if entering the UK market, Google will be faced with the intense competition from BT, Virgin Media and other fiber optic equipment provider. The British government is also vague uncertainty about the construction of fiber optic network “growth agenda”, although the government wants to speed up the country (including the most remote areas) fiber construction speed, but Dowden believe that this process will very slow.

In Kansas City, Google said it cut the installation costs by dealing with local government officials. British Indigo Telecoms Company (focused on installing high speed service) CEO Stephen Thompson said the UK market very much welcomes the Google Fiber. “Participate of new competitors will bring benefits, such as increased speed of service and to provide users with more extensive and better quality of service.”

Google’s approach may demonstrate a self-fulfilling prophecy, because if you put aside Google’s influence, this type of marketing is very likely to fail.

Babaali said, “People will compare the speed and the content, do not care about service problems; but if we have been talking about, gigabyte network need to develop a wide range of service, Google will do so.”

No matter what is Google’s foreign fiber network strategy, it seems to have won the peoples”s support. For this constant pursuit of faster speeds in the industry, this may not be a bad thing.

Warburg Pincus Invests In Polish Fiber Optic Network Operator INEA for FTTH Patch Cables

Polish fiber optic network operator INEA SA says it has received a strategic investment from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The investment firm has committed additional funding for growth and consolidation, including planned roll out of fiber to the home (FTTH patch cable) technology. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Since its foundation in 1992, INEA has grown into the fourth-largest fiber optic network operator in Poland and claims it is the leading triple-play operator in the Wielkopolska region. Passing 360,000 homes and serving 170,000 subscribers, INEA provides telecommunications services over its fully upgraded network, including HotSpots throughout Poznan and its own local TV channel. Wielkopolska is the third-largest Polish province with a population of 3.4 million. In 2012 the dompany generated revenues of PLN 169 million ($53 million).

The FTTH roll out will extend fiber-optic broadband access to over 200,000 additional households and a significant number of businesses in Wielkopolska. INEA says its fiber optic network will be the most advanced in Poland, providing high-speed broadband access to over 500,000 homes across the entire Wielkopolska region.

In addition, the investment by Warburg Pincus will support INEA’s ability to consolidate the highly fragmented local cable market.

The transaction is believed to be the largest private equity investment in Poland this year.

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Chongqing Took Special Action for The broadband China 2013

Chongqing communications construction have made a big progress. Chongqing general board will take “broadband China 2013” special activity and “fiber optic network, broadband wireless Chongqing” construction.

In accordance with the implementation of plan, Chongqing will implement the new 900,000 FTTH fiber to the home in 2013. FTTH fiber optic cable covers a total of 2.5 million households; 10000 new 3G and 4G base stations, the 3G and 4G base stations are in a total of 29000; New 40000 public area wireless LAN access points, so as to promote the fixed broadband Internet users which reaches 5 million, 7.5 million units of 3G and 4G users.

In terms of communication development, Chongqing focus on optimizing the backbone and metropolitan area network carrying capacity, to promote broadband speed, improve administrative villages broadband, optical fiber access rate to speed up the IOT business innovation and development, support cloud computing test construction. At the same time, the ministry of industry of Chongqing issued a “rural schools through broadband”, under the condition of the communications, industry in the city take the self-imposed stress for 100 poor rural primary and secondary schools to provide broadband access and speed up reconstruction.

For the Implementation plan, it will concentrate the power of industry, accelerate the development of fiber optic network infrastructure, sped up “optical network, broadband wireless Chongqing construction”, to provide more efficient and high quality service to the majority of telecom users, make positive contribution to local economic development.

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China Formal Implementation for Fiber Optic Network Fiber To The Home Needs to be Improved

On April 1, the formal implementation of fiber optic network Fiber To The Home(FTTH) of the policy was put into effect, is the process of city informatization construction and renovation, but in the process of execution, some parts of the acceptance standard has yet to be improved.

MOHURD(Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development) and MIIT(Ministry of Industry and Information) held a teleconference jointly that asked to implement the previous issued FTTH fiber optic cables documents, they are Residential area and residential buildings fiber-to-the-home communication facilities engineering design specifications.

It is worth mentioning that the specification is not only for new residential area, building, and it’s suitable for both residential, building renovation and expansion project of fiber optic transmission, that the fiber to the home faces the first national standards. At the same time, the  policy of the specific implementation, relevant statement to make clear, the user can choose the carrier freely.

In addition, in the process of optical fiber to the home project acceptance, the acceptance by the force of the strength and acceptance standards is also related to the implement of this policy, whether they are in good condition.

In fact, on July 15, 2010, our country had issued national standard of housing and urban-rural development of the residential area and residential buildings communication facilities specification “, “residential and residential building acceptance of communications engineering. Compared with the previous situation, the new “standard” in addition to the new requirement for optical fiber to the home, in the “mandatory norms” is made obviously improve.

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Google Today Held a Conference that Fiber Optic Service Will Be Expanded to Austin

Foreign media reported, Google and the Austin city on April 9, the local time, held a conference in the United States, which is expected to announced that GoogleFiber superspeed broadband service will expand to the Austin.

American science and technology information website Venturebeat said last week that Google and Austin has issued a media invitation, both sides plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday, to announce Austin will become the next city that Google fiber optic network provided. This is the main content of the news conference, Austin, introducing Google fiber broadband service matters, but Google may also disclose other partners at the press conference.

Industry insiders pointed out that Google fiber to Austin extension seems to doom. First of all, Austin city invited Google testing high-speed broadband services in the city, including outdoor fiber optic cable and indoor fiber optic cable, but in this round of competition, Google finally chose Kansas city). Second, Austin itself can be referred to as the “science and technology city” : Texas instruments, dell, samsung, IBM, AMD, Intel and other well-known companies with offices all over the city. The city also has many tech startups, and is an annual SXSW conference venue.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt (Eric Schmidt) has already made it clear that Google fiber optic network is a “business”, and plans to further expand the scope and scale of the service. Google announced last month that it would put Google fiber services extended to 25 miles away from Kansas city to Olathe (Olathe) city.

Besides Venturebeat, Austin KVUE television also confirmed that the city will introduce Google fiber web services messages. At the same time, Google also announced in a blog, Austin will be opened Google fiber optic service under a USA city.

Investigation Shows that Optical Fiber To The home Network can Save 20% Cost for Operators

According to foreign media report, Fiber to the Home Council released a latest survey that manage fiber-to-the-home fiber optic network not only can meet consumer and businessmen’s demand for much more bandwidth, but also can save as much as 20%  of the cost for the small and medium-sized operators every year.
The commission said: “on average, respondents estimated the proportion of this part of the cost saving about 20.4%, mainly due to continuous repair and maintenance cost reduction.”
Fiber to the Home Council indicated that the number of households which can be accessed the optical fiber to the home rose 17.6%, reached 22.7 million, this is due to the small and medium-sized telecommunications companies that have not install fiber tools yet, not because they are unaware of the potential cost saving benefit, but because they don’t have enough money to do it like this, or no intense competition to promote their field they behave.