Cisco to acquire Acacia Communications

09 July 2019

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Acacia Communications.

Project gains funding for semiconductor fabrication processes

08 July 2019

A project designed to scale-up novel compound semiconductor device fabrication processes has received European funding.

Openreach partners with OFS to aid Gigabit broadband delivery in hard-to-reach premises

05 July 2019

Openreach has chosen OFS to help with its fibre deployment in MDUs, which can pose a challenge for installers.

Ofcom rules confirm Openreach must open up infrastructure to rivals

28 June 2019

Ofcom has confirmed its final decisions on reviews of the physical infrastructure market.

Sparkle chooses Infinera for new photonic backbone network

28 June 2019

Italy’s international service provider, Sparkle is deploying Infinera’s XT-3600 platform for its new Nibble Network.

Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange chooses ADVA for 400G backbone upgrade

27 June 2019

LU-CIX will enable connectivity of up to 400Gb/s to its national internet exchange backbone.

Matthew Hare, chief executive, Zzoomm

UK start-up operator signs £2.5 million agreement for passive component supply

21 June 2019

Zzoomm, the recently launched full fibre network operator is partnering with Hexatronic for full fibre network delivery.

The University of L’Aquila in Italy is working with Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries

Collaboration initiative delivers field-deployed multi-core fibre (MCF) testbed

20 June 2019

Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries have teamed up with the University of L’Aquila, Italy for an experimental research project to help strengthen the telecommunications infrastructure of the city.

UK wholesale provider appoints strategic fibre partner and selected as last mile provider

20 June 2019

Alternative network provider, CityFibre has awarded a strategic supplier agreement to Prysmian Group, and joined SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ last-mile metro network providers.

UK PM candidate pledges fast internet for all by 2025 – but is the devil in the detail?

17 June 2019

As UK leadership candidate Boris Johnson pledges to make full fibre available for all UK homes by 2025, the industry questions whether this is entirely realistic.

Intel Barefoot Networks acquisition to help speed-up delivery of Ethernet-based fabrics

12 June 2019

Intel has agreed to acquire Ethernet switch silicon and software specialist for the data centre, Barefoot Networks.