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Gigabit network announcements involving Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers have been coming out more and more frequently – and we may be seeing just the tip of the iceberg.


Adtran, a company that makes a variety of equipment underlying fiber-to-the-home networks, expects to see its equipment deployed in gigabit networks in 50 communities before the end of 2014 and in 150 additional communities in 2015.


“Many of these networks we have already won and we’re just waiting for them to deploy or make the decision to flip the gigabit switch on the existing rollout of gig-ready solutions,” said Kurt Raaflaub, who heads up product marketing for Adtran’s carrier networks division. I talked to him yesterday about gigabit network deployments and he also answered some follow-up questions by email.


A key reason that we’re seeing so much gigabit activity among Tier 2 and Tier 3 telcos is that many of them already have deployed FTTH, which means they’ve already done a large part of the work involved in deploying gigabit service.


I talked to Raaflaub about what’s involved in upgrading these systems to support gigabit service.


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc