Light Reading Insider Analyzes the FTTP Market

  NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading Insider
(, a subscription research service of Light
Reading (, today announced the publication of a new
report offering an independent assessment of the fiber to the premises (FTTP)
The FTTP market, which delivers fiber-optic access to homes and
businesses, is in the very early stages of a long-term growth curve that's
likely to start slowly and build over many years. "FTTP Reality Check" cuts
through the hype to tell you what's real and what's just noise in this
important emerging market. 
The report takes a detailed look at the technology, finances, and
architectures of major FTTP initiatives. The report includes detailed feature
charts, competitive analysis, and several financial scenarios showing how much
capital could be invested -- and which equipment manufacturers stand to
The report includes profiles of four public equipment manufacturers:
Advanced Fibre Communications (Nasdaq: AFCI), Alcatel (NYSE: ALA;
Paris: CGEP: PA); Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), and Zhone Technologies
(Nasdaq: ZHNE). The report also profiles 14 private companies in the market. 
To subscribe or to get more information, go to: 
  About Light Reading 
Light Reading launched in February 2000. Its Website,, delivers free, timely, and entertaining in-depth
analysis of optical networking developments and now has more than 850,000
monthly unique users. Profitable from its inception, Light Reading has rapidly
gained a reputation as required reading for anybody associated with
next-generation Internet technology. 
  About Light Reading Insider 
Light Reading Insider is an electronic research service of Light Reading.
It provides supplemental and time-sensitive analysis to investors and industry
leaders tracking the latest developments in the telecommunications industry.
Light Reading Insider costs $1,250 for a single-seat annual subscription.
Individual reports may be purchased for $400. The Light Reading Insider site

     Blythe Teed
     Marketing Manager
     Light Reading
     212-925-0020 x106

SOURCE  Light Reading Insider 
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/CONTACT:  Blythe Teed, Marketing Manager of Light Reading,
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