Tagged: FTTH Council

FTTH networks progress “Downunder” - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 10, 2012

Australia: The NBN is still a political “hot potato”, with its future and form intimately linked to the outcome of new Federal elections due to be held some time in 2013. Until then, Mike Quigley and his team forge ahead with true FTTH (Fibre to the Home). Should the right-wing Coalition win the elections, their communications spokesperson has … Read More

Recent Thoughts – Australian NBN and New Zealand UFB - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Sep 17, 2012

    National Fibre Optic-based broadband networks are being installed right now in Australia and New Zealand.         I read every day criticism about the slow progress, and even the overall justification of these two major projects. Typical of this is “Why the NBN could be a white elephant“, published by a … Read More

CommunicAsia Singapore 2012 - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 08, 2012

          I was extremely pleased to join my colleagues, friends and clients recently at CommunicAsia in the new Marina Bay Sands conference centre in Singapore. This major event moved a year ago from the old expo centre near the airport to this brand-new complex  near the island of Sentosa. The whole project was designed by … Read More

What is DiDo? - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 25, 2011

A recent white paper describes an invention in the USA which is touted to increase greatly the bandwidth availability of wireless internet access. DiDo stands for “distributed input, distributed output”. The news was immediately grabbed by the media here in Australia, saying that it made the NBN (National Broadband Network) project redundant and a waste of taxpayer money. Read More

FTTH News Update - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jul 11, 2011

I sincerely regret missing the FTTH Asia-Pacific Council conference in Delhi and CommunicAsia in Singapore recently due to medical treatment. I’m now looking forward to being able to travel again and meeting our many readers and contacts at these events. The OSP Conference (Outside Plant) in Cincinatti 12-14 September and the FTTH Council USA Conference in Orlando 27-30 … Read More

Back in the FTTH saddle! - Light My Fibre

John Nixon May 23, 2011

I apologise to my readers for my absence of several weeks. Landing in hospital for major surgery isn’t much fun, but it is great to be back at work again. Here are a few fibre-related items that I hope you find interesting: PON Manufacturers finding it Tough Some five years ago I completed a one week  engineering course with Alloptic … Read More

Message back from Japan - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Mar 15, 2011

I was surprised and pleased to receive some comments back today from my FTTH Council friend Katsu-san who is involved with FTTH installations for Sumitomo Electric in Japan. His email is very interesting from several aspects. I quote: Dear John, Thank you for the dispatch regarding the fibre optics and earthquakes. I had lived in Sendai before and … Read More

Meeting Paul Budde - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Dec 09, 2010

Anybody who is intensively involved with Fibre to the Home would have either met, heard or heard of Paul Budde. Paul is a Dutch-born Australian who has contributed  for many years to the analysis of the Telecoms industry and now Next Generation and FTTH networks. He is consulted by industry and governments, runs frequent seminars and publishes in-depth reports on … Read More

FTTH in Thailand, Malaysia - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 28, 2010

Back again in sunny Auckland. I must say that my trip on Malaysian Airlines to KL, then Phuket and back was impeccable. They have very attractive business-class fares, the 777 aircraft was impeccably clean, food and service perfect! And no, I don’t get any freebies, discounts or other advantages for my recommendations, they are just my honest thoughts on what … Read More

Internet in Phuket: “Yes sir, would like a cigar with that, and maybe some vitamin pills?” - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 19, 2010

Just arrived in Phuket (Patong Beach) for the Asia-Pacific FTTH Council General Meeting. Wandering around the colourful and noisy beach-front last night, I saw this amusing sign for internet services. Then I thought … Read More