ADVA Optical Networking will host a joint demonstration with BT to showcase end-to-end, multi-layer transport network slicing and assurance.
ADVA Optical Networking has announced that Telehouse America, a global leader for data centres and international internet exchanges, is using the vendor’s data centre interconnect (DCI) platform to boost capacity between its New York service locations and New York colocation facilities. The equipment was turned on last month, the vendor says.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has chosen Corning’s optical solutions for the expansion of its national network for high-speed connectivity and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) applications.
The agreement builds on the existing relationship between the two parties, which has seen more than 1.5 million kilometres of optical fibre supplied across the provider’s network. The companies are additionally collaborating to develop a program of advanced technical training to STC fibre engineers and technicians.
Dutch internet service provider, Worldstream, has deployed the Coriant Groove G30 network disaggregation platform to enhance resilience of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength.
Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone has been chosen by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) of Costa Rica to provide dedicated internet access to customers in Central America, in line with increased demand.
Milton Keynes is set to become the first community to benefit from gigabit-capable ‘full fibre’ broadband under the new Vodafone and CityFibre fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) programme. The project will see CityFibre invest at least £40 million into the city’s digital infrastructure.
The market for data centre interconnect (DCI) equipment continues to expand and Coriant is enjoying its share of the action. Hurricane Electric, which claims to operate the world’s largest IPv6 backbone, has deployed the vendor's Groove G30 platform to connect data centres in Silicon Valley.
Google has announced that it plans to build three new subsea cables as part of an investment drive for its cloud infrastructure.
With the additional news that the it will be adding a further five regions to its network – which, according to the company, already delivers 25 per cent of worldwide internet traffic – the additional cable investment will be essential in continuing to maintain and improve performance.
TE SubCom, a submarine cable technology provider, has been selected to supply the North Atlantic Hafvrue cable system, which will connect mainland Northern Europe to the United States – the first system to do so in almost 20 years.
Owned and operated by a consortium of parties including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook, Hafvrue is comprised of a trunk cable that connects New Jersey, US to the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark with a branch landing in County Mayo, Ireland.
Djibouti Telecom and its partners have announced that the supply contract for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) submarine cable system has come into force, with TE SubCom as the supplier.
Due for completion by May 2017, the DARE submarine cable system will improve communications along the east coast and Horn of Africa. The 5,400km cable system will provide a high-capacity route connecting Djibouti to Mombasa in Kenya, with branches to three major coastal cities in Somalia (Mogadishu, Berbera, and Bosaso), and an optional branch to Tanzania.
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