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. 

Russian fibre gets a boost from Far East submarine cable

Global Marine Systems, a specialist in subsea cabling and engineering projects, says it is nearing completion of a large fibre-optic installation project being undertaken in the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Russia.

The project, commissioned by Huawei Marine Networks for Russian long-distance communications provider Rostelecom, requires the installation of cable from Magadan, the gateway to the Kolymer region at the northern end of the Okhotsk Sea, running south to Ohka at the northern point of Sakhalin Island, then east to the Kamkatcha Peninsula.


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