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Nexans' cables to bring internet to Amazon Rainforest

Nexans Norway is supplying submarine fibre optic cables to the Connected Amazonia Program in Brazil to connect 4 million people to the internet.

One of largest submarine fibre projects in the world, the programme comprises 7,700km of cables to connect 52 municipal areas through five separate cable routes on and beneath riverbeds in the Amazon.

As part of the project, 275km of Nexans cables will be installed in riverbeds between Coari and Tefé. The entire network will be made up of five data highways: Upper Negro river, Upper Solimões, Madeira, Purus and Juruá.

Open Grid Europe upgrades network with Ciena and Kapsch

Germany's natural gas transmission systems operator, Open Grid Europe, has deployed a dedicated communications network backbone to facilitate the intelligent coordination of gas transmission and sustainable energy supplies.

In support of Germany’s Energy Transition – a commitment to reforming the country’s power supply system by moving to more renewable energy sources – Open Grid Europe is working with Ciena, in consultation with Kapsch CarrierCom, to ensure reliable and secure transport of critical data for monitoring and management.

Stokab uses Nexans robot to automate optical patch panels

Following a successful year-long field trial in Stockholm, Sweden, municipal operator Stokab has ordered an automated optical distribution frame (AODF) from Nexans.

The AODF will provide remote controlled patching to support and improve Stokab’s service for broadcasters, which enables media companies to transmit high-bandwidth video and sound over optical fibre from almost 30 event locations in Stockholm to their studios.

Start-up hub plugs directly into TSICs Internet backbone

Stockholm-based start-up hub, SUP46, has effectively gained unlimited connectivity via a direct connection to the core of the Internet. TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), in collaboration with Cisco Systems, has connected the site directly to its global backbone with a staggering 100Gb/s.

“We wanted to see what happens when you remove the limits on innovation,” said Brendan Ives, CEO TeliaSonera International Carrier.

Telia Eesti deploys ADVA 100G throughout national network

Estonian operator Telia Eesti, part of the Scandinavian group TeliaSonera, has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 with 100Gb/s core technology in its national backbone network.

One of the largest telecommunication providers in the Baltic states, Telia Eesti is using the ADVA FSP 3000 platform, complete with multi-degree reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs), to link every major Estonian city in an ultra-high bandwidth long-haul network.

NTT Com launches lower latency service between JPX and SGX

NTT Communications, the international communications business of NTT Group, has added a new ultra-low-latency connectivity service between two of Asia’s premier stock exchanges, the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Singapore Exchange (SGX).

This new connectivity service will offer the telecom industry’s lowest latency route for international leased lines between the two colocation facilities – with an unmatched latency of 63.5ms.

Openreach employs ADVA FSP 150 to support 10GE services

Openreach, the infrastructure arm of BT Group, has deployed ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 platform as the foundation of its new 10G Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) service.

The 10G service, which launched on 21 September, will provide Openreach's enterprise customers with 10 times the bandwidth at a cost-effective price point, helping meet increased demand for point-to-point data connectivity between sites.

Singapore scientists benefit from Infinera Cloud Xpress

The National Supercomputer Centre (NSCC) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress, using 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to connect two data centres in the delightfully named Biopolis and Fusionopolis reseach campuses in Singapore.

Huawei Marine to build Cameroon-Brazil transatlantic cable

Huawei Marine has won a contract to build the Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS), connecting Africa to Latin America. Cameroon government owned operator CamTel and China Unicom have invested in the project, while Telefónica will support the initiative by providing its international facilities and experience. 

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