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22 May 2018

Marseille-based IP connectivity services provider, Hopus has selected Coriant’s Groove G30 platform to help evolve its resilient, high-capacity transport infrastructure that provides quality routes to major networks.

22 May 2018

Openreach has opened a new, £400,000 training facility in Scotland that is designed to provide engineers with the required skills to enable roll-out of faster broadband technology across the country.

17 May 2018

As part of its re-launched consumer strategy, BT has revealed a number of proposed products and services across BT Consumer brands, including EE and Plusnet.

17 May 2018

Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme open network architecture with high-density 100G transponders has been selected to enhance two submarine networks in the Caucasus and Latin America regions.

As sole owner of the Black Sea submarine cable, Caucasus Online provides critical services in regional communications, acting as a major gateway for internet traffic from Europe to South Caucasus and the Caspian region.

15 May 2018

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for network infrastructure has acquired Czech company Transportkabel – DIXI (TK DIXI) in order to enhance its end-to-end fibre optic cable offering.

14 May 2018

BT has set out its latest strategy update as part of the incumbent’s full year results for 2017-2018. Revealed in the update is the intention to increase its FTTP and mobile infrastructure investment within an annual capex allocation of around £3.7 billion.

10 May 2018

Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems supplier ZTE has ceased its major operating activities following a denial of export privileges against the company from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

09 May 2018

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion.

The four businesses represent approximately 28 per cent of the cable group’s consolidated 2017 operating cash flow, which does not include its 50 per cent share from the VodafoneZiggo joint venture in the Netherlands.

09 May 2018

U.S. mid-west carrier, Bluebird Network is expanding its fibre-optic network with the addition of 45 fibre route miles in the St. Louis metropolitan area and St. Charles County, specifically within Clayton, Wentzville, and Weldon Springs, Missouri. 

08 May 2018

C&W Networks has deployed the Coriant mTera universal transport platform in its Pan-Caribbean network in order to optimise the network backbone for current and future high-speed service demands and simplify multi-service bandwidth management.

The C&W Networks subsea network optimisation project will be implemented in multiple phases, with initial deployment at core sites in Colombia, Curaçao, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the U.S.

08 May 2018

Brazilian carrier Eletronet has chosen Ciena’s converged packet optical platform to launch new wavelength services across its national backbone network for wholesale, internet service providers (ISPs) and webscale companies.

02 May 2018

Specialist market research firm, LightCounting has released its latest Optical Communications Market Forecast Report which highlights, amongst other key findings, that the loud was a key driver for the optical communications market last year, and, predicts that it is likely to be so again in 2018.

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Six months after it became mandatory for copper and fibre cables supplied to EU/EEA member states to comply with the Construction Product Regulation and carry CE marking, Keely Portway asks what, if any, effect this has had on cable suppliers

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To continue growing data traffic, optical scientists are tackling tough questions about nonlinear effects in optical fibre, discovers Andy Extance 

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January of this year saw Jerry Rawls step down as chief executive of Finisar, a company he had grown from obscurity to worldwide success. He talks to Rebecca Pool about building his empire, the firm’s new CEO and a future that could include Oclaro*