US-Midwest based telecommunications company Bluebird Network is to be acquired by infrastructure investment fund, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) for an undisclosed amount.
EllaLink Ireland and Alcatel Submarine Networks have begun construction of the EllaLink Submarine Cable System – a four-fibre-pair submarine system designed to satisfy the demand for traffic between Europe and Latin America.
Deutsche Telekom, in partnership with Ericsson, have successfully demonstrated what they call a ‘fibre-like’ data transmission rate of 40Gb/s with a millimetre wave link as part of a project undertaken at the Deutsche Telekom service centre in Athens.
EXFO’s real-time network topology software (EXFO Ontology) has been selected by a US Tier 1 service provider to help with a major network transformation in a contract win valued at $4.9 million.
Advanced data centre optical transceiver manufacturer, Kaiam’s UK and Europe operations have gone into administration.
Cisco is to acquire semiconductor company, Luxtera for $660 million in cash, with the intention to incorporate its technology across the company’s intent-based networking portfolio, spanning enterprise, data centre and service provider markets.
Alternative network provider, CityFibre has put in place a debt package of £1.12 billion, proceeds from which are to be used to fund the first part of a £2.5 billion investment plan, which will see the company roll-out full fibre to five million homes by 2025.
Rural broadband provider Gigaclear Networks is beefing up its backhaul network by deploying a 100G transport system powered by optical hardware and intelligent software from US vendor Ciena.
The 100G network will connect multiple countryside locations in the UK to enable Gigaclear’s internet service provider customers to offer advanced services, such as HD video streaming to business and residential end users.
UK communications regulator, Ofcom has set out its initial views on how to define geographic markets from 2021, when carrying out the next review of wholesale telecoms networks. This is as part of its long-term plans to support investment in fibre networks.
Nexans has been awarded a €65 million contract to supply optical fibre solutions for the Swedish government’s Transport Administration, Trafikverket. The cable solutions will be used with microducts and microduct bundles from Emtelle in rail projects as the Swedish government continues to develop FTTX networks throughout the country.
ADVA, in partnership with Acacia Communications has successfully completed a trial to transport 300Gb/s of data per wavelength over a 6,800km fibre link. The link is typical of a cost-optimised submarine cable using 300Gb/s channels and a commercially available transponder with real-time digital signal processing (DSP).
Cignal AI has released its Optical Applications Report for the third quarter of 2018, which details a healthy growth of coherent 200G shipments during the period, even slowing the adoption of lower 100G speeds.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang