Korea Goes Big on FTTH (VDSL News)

Korea FTTH, Ikanos Cuts Staff, Extreme Networks, Chunghwa upgrade, Conexant VDSL2 RG, Bell Otulook — full clip follows — Iain

Korea Goes Big on FTTH: “

Korea Goes Big on FTTH’
At long last, South Korean telco KT Corp. is ready to roll with Ethernet PON.

Ikanos Cuts Staff’
The layoffs were part of a restructuring launched Nov. 30, that will cost $1.2 million to $1.6 million, according to the 8-K filing. Ikanos declined to comment beyond what’s in the 8-K. The company’s stock was up 1 cent (0.1%) at $8.39 by early afternoon.

Extreme Networks Powers T-2’s Triple Play Network With BlackDiamond Ethernet Platform’
Extreme Networks, Inc. and T-2 d.o.o., the first company to offer VDSL Internet access and triple play services in Slovenia, announced today that T-2 has standardized on Extreme Networks (R) Carrier Ethernet switches, including the award-winning BlackDiamond(R) 10K and 12K modular platforms, to offer telephony, video, TV and Internet services to 120 cities nationwide.

Taiwan network-equipment makers to benefit from CHT network upgrade’
Taiwan-based network equipment makers, including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Tecom, D-Link, Accton Technology, Asustek Computer, Zyxel Communications, Alpha Networks and Hitron Technologies, are expected to benefit from a NT$130 billion (US$4 billion) project by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to upgrade its network over the next five years, according to industry sources.

Conexant rolls out VDSL2 CPE gateway SoCs’
Newport Beach, Calif.Conexant Systems Inc. is sampling a family of integrated VDSL2 customer premises equipment (CPE) SoCs that are optimized to address triple-play voice, video and data products ranging from VDSL2 voice-enabled CPE gateways to basic bridges.

Bell announces 2007 business outlook – Improving revenue and EBITDA growth in 2007 guidance’
BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE) today announced its 2007 guidance for Bell, which includes improving revenue and EBITDA growth.

(Via VDSL News.)