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.
Some of Europe’s most recognisable full fibre wholesale-only and open access operators recently met in Rome in presence of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) chair, Johannes Gungl; and director general of FTTH Council Europe, Erzsebet Fitori. The group gathered to discuss the future of the telecommunications market and explore opportunities to accelerate the deployment and take-up of full fibre infrastructure across Europe.
The government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), which it says sets clear, ambitious targets when it comes to full fibre and 5G networks.
Advanced data centre optical transceiver manufacturer, Kaiam has initiated a strategic transceiver reserve program, intended to protect US and European data centres from the effects of a US-China trade war.
Tens of thousands of homes in both Cardiff and Liverpool are in the final stages of being connected to ultrafast broadband under the first phase of Openreach’s ‘fibre first’ programme, Openreach managing director, Kim Mears announced during visits to both cities this week.
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, and Egypt telecom operator, Telecom Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling the former to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network, spanning from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.
II‐VI Incorporated is expanding the capacity of its 980nm pump laser production lines, including wafer fab and chip on carrier assembly in Zurich, Switzerland and in Calamba, Philippines, and pump laser module assembly in Shenzhen, China.
Huawei and Nokia have been selected by Openreach to help deliver its UK rollout of fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology to approximately three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.
Sterlite Tech has signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of Italy-based, specialised optical fibre and cable manufacturer Metallurgica Bresciana S.p.A (Metallurgica).
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