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Proximus secures €400 million EIB loan for accelerating Gigabit network deployment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Proximus S.A. have reached an agreement on a €400 million loan granted to the Belgian service provider to further roll-out and upgrade its fixed broadband infrastructure in Belgium, predominantly to help accelerate deployment of a Gigabit network of the future, bringing fibre to 85 per cent of businesses and to the centres of cities and communities in Belgium.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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