Maltese service provider, Go has signed an agreement allowing Vodafone to use its fibre to the Home (FTTH) network to deliver internet services.
Nexans has supplied Athens City Hall with fibre to the office (FTTO) infrastructure, including fibre optic cabling, connectivity and LANactive switches and software. It is thought that this will provide an energy saving of between 42 and 45 per cent.
Dasan Zhone Solutions (DZS) has agreed to acquire Keymile in a strategic move to expand its portfolio of broadband access solutions, including optical fibre and copper access technologies, Ethernet switching, and passive optical LAN.
TalkTalk Telecom is deploying Infinera’s XTM II platform into its metro aggregation network, to further enable the provider’s delivery of reliable and scalable services to residential and business customers.
Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland are collaborating to speed up the expansion of their mobile communications networks, with the connection of at least 5,000 Telefónica Deutschland mobile base stations with Deutsche Telekom's fibre-optic network, long-term.
Colt Technology Services is further extending its IQ Network in Dublin with more than 150km of additional fibre deployed in the city.
ECI Telecom Group intends to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, with the aim of raising $230 million in its initial public offering (IPO) for future investments, debt reduction and an increase in its brand profile. The company would also use the funding to help capture the opportunity represented by 5G.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms has entered a fibre agreement with Three UK and O2 to support enhanced fibre access in London. The connectivity supplier is licensed to lay fibre optic cables throughout Thames Water’s waste water network; and the new partnership centres around the use of this fibre ring in enhancing Three UK and O2’s connectivity backhaul capabilities in order to stay ahead of an expected surge in data usage in the run up to 5G.
GTT Communications has acquired Access Point, a North Carolina-based service provider, in order to enhance the global cloud networking provider’s presence in markets including retail, manufacturing and energy, whilst providing upsell opportunities.
Infinera has successfully completed of a series of submarine field trials over MAREA, a 6,600km submarine cable between Virginia Beach, Virginia and Bilbao, Spain. The trials used the company’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) advanced coherent technology to help achieve new records for trans-Atlantic real-time spectral efficiency.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang