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£30m partnership brings full-fibre to Liverpool City

25 February 2021

The UK’s Liverpool City region is to benefit from a full-fibre, gigabit-capable network following the announcement by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram of a £30m partnership.

400G ZR+ successfully trialled over more than 1,000km

24 February 2021

Windstream Wholesale has completed a live network trial in which it successfully deployed 400Gb/s single-wavelength transmission over 1,027km across its long-haul network between Phoenix and Los Angeles.

KKR’s Telefónica Chile acquisition to provide open access network

23 February 2021

Investment firm KKR has entered into a $1bn agreement with Telefónica to create an open access wholesale company in Chile.

Broadband Forum points to harnessing copper for fibre benefits

22 February 2021

Broadband Forum’s latest technical report has highlighted how fibre-based access could be provided using existing copper infrastructure instead of installing fibre to end-users’ premises.

$300m submarine cable project to connect US and Panama

18 February 2021

Ocean Networks (ONI) is to launch a submarine cable system linking Florida to Panama.

Researchers successfully measure backscattering in hollow-core fibre

16 February 2021

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK and Université Laval in Canada, have successfully measured back-reflection in next generation hollow-core fibres.

II-VI makes $6.4bn Coherent bid

12 February 2021

The race to acquire Coherent has taken another turn as II-VI announced that it too has made an offer for the laser technology firm.

Researchers demo metasurface that could aid optical comms

11 February 2021

Researchers from Duke University and Facebook’s Connectivity Lab have created a new plasmonic metasurface that achieves record high light efficiency over the entire centimetre-scale metasurface.

400+ UK apprenticeship, graduate and intern roles created

11 February 2021

UK cable operator Virgin Media is to hire more than 400 new employees in graduate, intern and apprenticeship roles this year.

Bogotá to gain neutral fibre network

11 February 2021

Bogotá is set to become the first city in Colombia, Latin America to benefit from a neutral fibre network in the wholesale telecommunications market.

OFC 2021 plenary speakers announced

10 February 2021

This year’s OFC event, which will take place 06-10 June 2021 has announced its plenary speakers.

Subsea systems strengthened

08 February 2021

Southern Cross Cable and Bulk Fiber Networks have selected coherent optical solutions to enhance their latest submarine cables.

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