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Rebrand for Optimal Cable Services

AFL has rebranded Optimal Cable Services, a manufacturer of fibre optic cable and provider of connectivity products based in Melbourne, Australia, after it acquired the company in February.

Since 1986, AFL has acquired more than 30 companies worldwide while continuing to operate in Melbourne and provide quality products to growing markets in the south Pacific area.

Alcatel-Lucent and Telenor feel the need for speed

Alcatel-Lucent and Telenor Group have signed a three-year global frame agreement that aims to give customers fast, buffering-free mobile video and improve overall Internet service quality. The agreement will enable the deployment of mobile Internet optimisation for Telenor’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks in Europe and Asia.
 

Ovum predicts fast growth in optical components market

Global analyst firm Ovum says it expects the optical components (OC) market to grow by four percent in 2013, driven by wide area network (WAN) and datacom demand.

Between 2012 and 2018, the global analyst firm predicts that the total OC market will expand at an eight percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to a new high of US$10.5bn, again driven by increasing optics demand in the datacom and WAN segments.

Agreement promises high-speed internet via fibre

An agreement between CityFibre and Level 3 Communications promises dedicated gigabit-speed internet services over fibre networks throughout the United Kingdom, with the city of York as teh first beneficiary.
 
As part of the agreement, CityFibre will connect its next-generation metropolitan fibre networks to Level 3’s global IP network, offering CityFibre customers access to Level 3’s high-speed IP service. Customers connected to the network will receive a dedicated symmetrical gigabit-speed Internet service, with very high capacity and low latency, the companies say.
 

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