A denial of export order which banned Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems supplier ZTE from doing business with American firms has been lifted.
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, and Egypt telecom operator, Telecom Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling the former to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network, spanning from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.
II‐VI Incorporated is expanding the capacity of its 980nm pump laser production lines, including wafer fab and chip on carrier assembly in Zurich, Switzerland and in Calamba, Philippines, and pump laser module assembly in Shenzhen, China.
Huawei and Nokia have been selected by Openreach to help deliver its UK rollout of fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology to approximately three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.
Sterlite Tech has signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of Italy-based, specialised optical fibre and cable manufacturer Metallurgica Bresciana S.p.A (Metallurgica).
The UK has fallen to 35th place in the global broadband speed delivery rankings, compared with 31st place in 2017. This is according to the latest data gathered and published by research group M-Lab and UK broadband comparison site Cable.co.uk.
Optical communication component supplier, Finisar, has opened a manufacturing facility in Sherman, Texas to increase the production capacity of its VCSELs and related 3D sensing technologies.
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, have demonstrated a 4,000km fibre-optical transmission link using ultra low-noise, phase-sensitive optical amplifiers. The reach improvement shown is 5.6 times that which is possible when using conventional erbium-doped fibre amplifiers.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is allowing ZTE to conduct business on a limited scale in a relaxation of the denial order placed on the company earlier this year.
Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract to deploy the Coral Sea Cable System – a new submarine cable designed to boost international connectivity and provide high speed telecommunications capacity to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms has made what it calls its biggest network technology investment to date in the introduction of a new technology platform with Infinera, deploying its XTM Series to deliver low latency, flexibility and improved scalability.
This year’s NGON and DCI Europe conference in Nice saw the launch of Wave2Wave Solution's new Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering, which has been developed to help operators more efficiently automate the physical layer.
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
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
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
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