Cloud operator spend on optical hardware reached $1bn in 2018, says Cignal AI

17 April 2019

Cignal AI’s Optical Customer Markets Report, covering quarter 4 of 2018, found that operator spending on optical hardware grew almost 50 per cent year-over-year.

UK High Court rules in favour of ASA on use of ‘fibre’ in advertising

15 April 2019

The High Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority over its decision on the use of the term ‘fibre’ in advertising.

First ‘Superfast Essex’ fibre broadband cabinet arrives in Uttlesford

10 April 2019

Gigaclear has installed its first pure fibre broadband cabinet in Birchanger, Uttlesford, under Essex County Council’s broadband improvement programme, Superfast Essex.

FiberStar and Huawei to jointly build Indonesia fibre network

09 April 2019

FiberStar Indonesia and Huawei have agreed to expand their partnership while building a high-speed 1Tb/s backbone DWDM network that connects Jakarta to Surabaya.

Virgin Media Business and Infinera to offer wholesale customers greater flexibility with new service

09 April 2019

VMB wholesale customers can benefit from the flexibility for direct access to optical filter ports to scale their own DWDM access infrastructure.

Nokia partners with Netia for super coherent technology field trial over live production network

04 April 2019

Nokia, in partnership with Netia, has conducted a field trial of Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) super coherent technology over a live production network.

CityFibre awards HellermannTyton strategic supplier agreement for UK fibre roll-out

03 April 2019

HellermannTyton's passive network components are to be used in CityFibre's £2.5bn programme to roll out full fibre to five million UK homes.

Intel Capital makes Series B investment of $20 million in Tibit Communications

02 April 2019

California-based start-up Tibit Communications has received a second round of financing, totalling $20 million, from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel Corporation.

Altice Europe closes sale of SFR FTTH stake

01 April 2019

Altice Europe has closed a transaction to sell a stake of 49.99 per cent in SFR FTTH, the operator’s fibre to the home business.

Improved forecast for Ethernet transceivers to follow a flat 2019, says LightCounting

01 April 2019

Optical analyst firm LightCounting has released its latest report covering high speed Ethernet optics.

Nokia selected to deploy multiple 100G DWDM/OTN channel network in East Africa

29 March 2019

Liquid Telecom Kenya has chosen Nokia to help upgrade its existing fibre network in order to support OTN/DWDM technology with an initial network capacity of 500G.

Kaiam’s UK and Europe operations acquired by Broadex Technologies

28 March 2019

Chinese transceiver supplier, Broadex Technologies has acquired the UK and Europe operations of Kaiam.