The UK government has released the findings of its latest research, which estimates a £9 billion turnover increase for local businesses in areas covered by its rollout of superfast broadband.
UK start-up operator, British Fibre Networks has started work on its first installation - a new build apartment block in North Wales for housebuilder, LW Group. The company says that it will begin further work shortly on developments in Cheshire and Liverpool.
More than 7,000 homes and businesses in Sunderland, the UK, will be next to access Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband as the provider expands its network under the ‘Project Lightning’ programme, which aims to provide speeds up to 362Mb/s in the region.
The Building Europe Link to Latin America (BELLA) consortium - which boasts a leading investor in the European Commission - has signed an agreement with another consortium, EllaLink, to deploy an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America.
Open Fiber has signed an agreement with a pool of commercial banks including Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and the European Investment Bank (EIB), securing a €3.5 billion finance programme to aid the roll out of fibre to the home (FTTH) across Italy.
According to new research from UK consumer association, Which? the majority of British broadband providers have had to cut the speeds they advertise, following recent changes to advertising rules.
UK gigabit broadband provider, Hyperoptic has completed a debt raise of £250million from eight international banks to extend its full fibre optic network to 50 towns and cities across the country by 2019.
Cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platform provider, Kontron has acquired Inocybe Technologies in a move to bolster NFV and SDN offerings, whilst expanding its IT network operator customer base.
VIAVI Solutions has released the latest data from its Gigabit Monitor, which points to 301million people across 49 countries now enjoying gigabit data. This represents an increase in gigabit internet deployments of 38 per cent since May 2017. It means that 4.2 per cent of the global population now has gigabit internet available to them.
Infinera has announced its intent to acquire hyperscale network solution provider, Coriant in a move designed to scale the company as the next wave of global network spending begins.
As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance
Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand