Ovum predicts rise in capital expenditure for service providers

New research from Ovum, a telecoms analyst company, has found that revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest in 2014. This, coupled with its prediction that CSP capital expenditure will total more than US$2tn in 2014–19, means that CSPs must continue to do more with less, leveraging new technologies, network designs, vendors, and operating models.

ESB Telecoms launches DWDM network throughout Ireland

ESB Telecoms has launched a new high-capacity DWDM network throughout Ireland using Coriant’s hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport solution. The deployment of the new network supports ESBT’s vision of providing high-bandwidth services for its wholesale and enterprise customers. The new network offers enhanced transmission speeds of up to 100G and enables ESBT to cost-effectively scale to meet growing bandwidth requirements in the future.

ITU approves

ITU members last week gave final approval to, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires.

Gigaclear continues FTTH roll-out in Oxfordshire

UK fibre broadband operator Gigaclear has announced a string of current and forthcoming network activations in its home county of Oxfordshire, UK. It recently activated six villages across Otmoor and has now made three more networks live in the villages of Wootton, Standlake and Forest Hill.

Gigaclear will be continuing with further rollouts across the remainder of Wootton, including the Boars Hill area and another new network starts construction this month across Kingston Bagpuize and Southmoor.

Isles of Scilly get super-fast broadband

Super-fast fibre optic broadband has arrived on the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands on the extreme south-west of the country, out in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End. BT has just completed the multi million pound project, one of the most ambitious in the UK, and the first customers are already using the high-speed services. Isles of Scilly households and businesses now have access to broadband speeds up to 80Mbps, which is ten times faster than the previous maximum of 8Mbps. 

Wavelength prices fall, but price disparities still exist

New submarine cable construction and upgrades to existing systems have expanded capacity, increased competition, and lowered unit costs, driving down bandwidth prices around the world. However research from the Telecommunications analyst company TeleGeography, large differences in the cost of services exist across different submarine cable networks.

Kazakhtelecom JSC Completes Successful 100G Field Trial with Coriant and Juniper Networks

Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kazakhstan’s leading service provider, has announced it has successfully demonstrated a nationwide 100 Gigabit-per-second (100G) optical network connection in a live field trial.

This live trial is part of a series of expansion projects for Kazakhtelecom JSC. The company is working to expand its high-performance and high-bandwidth fibre optic network to transmission rates of 100G addressing the ever-increasing demand for faster, more reliable and cost-efficient broadband business and consumer services in Kazakhstan.

Adtran appoints Ronan Kelly

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has appointed Ronan Kelly as the CTO for the EMEA and APAC regions.

In this newly created position, Ronan will focus on international growth and technology thought leadership as ADTRAN continues to expand the breadth and depth of its strategic partnerships with Tier-1 service providers on a global basis.


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