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BT puts G.fast at heart of its broadband strategy

BT is set become one of the first operators in Europe to plan the widespread deployment of G.fast, a technology that delivers faster broadband speeds over copper wires.

In a statement, BT CEO Gavin Patterson set out the company’s ambition to transform the UK broadband landscape from ‘superfast’ to ‘ultrafast’. G.fast can provide broadband speeds of up to 500Mb/s to most of the UK within a decade, he claimed.

BT will test G.fast in two pilot locations starting this summer. Deployment will start in 2016/17, assuming the pilots are successful.

Data centre interconnect lifts optical network market

The rapidly growing demand to interconnect data centres will help the optical network equipment market to grow by 3 per cent annually to reach $17 billion by 2019, according to new research from Ovum.

Revenues for data centre interconnect (DCI) equipment have already surpassed $3 billion globally on an annualised basis, with internet content and cloud providers emerging as an important new market segment with significant purchasing power.

Telecom revenue growth stalls but datacom accelerates

Global service provider capital expenditure will slow down over the next few years, as telecom revenue growth stalls and the slowdown in Europe continues.

But it’s not all bad news for vendors of optical equipment. Revenue from enterprise networking and communication has accelerated, driven by North America, and this is expected to continue into 2015.

Those are the conclusions of the latest Global Telecom and Datacom Market Trends and Drivers report from Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc.

Corning to acquire Samsung fibre business

Corning has announced a definitive agreement with Samsung Electronics to acquire its fibre optics business. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.

Infinera appoints James Laufman as General Counsel

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced it has appointed James Laufman as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as of October 20, 2014.

Mr Laufman most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel of Marvell Semiconductor, which he joined in 2008. Prior to that, Mr Laufman served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Integrated Device Technology, from 1999 to 2008.

MACOM Names Thomas Hwang Senior Vice President of Global Sales

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, ('MACOM'), a supplier of high performance analog semiconductors for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications, has announced that Thomas Hwang has agreed to join the company as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.  Mr. Hwang spent the last 10-plus years at Hittite Microwave Corporation in a variety of positions including VP of Sales, and helped grow that company’s annual revenues from $30 million to $274 million prior to its acquisition by Analog Devices, earlier this year.

Infinera appoints Stuart Elby

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced the formation of a cloud networks group, to lead the group Infinera has hired Stuart Elby, to serve as the senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.

‘I am delighted to join the Infinera team,’ said Elby. ‘As cloud services continue to grow, the importance of optimising solutions for the cloud network market becomes a high growth opportunity and I am looking forward to leading this team at Infinera.’

Future-proof or face disgruntlement, says Utel

An independent research and development company for telecommunications systems is warning operators and service providers to future-proof their fibre and copper network upgrades or face increasing numbers of disgruntled customers.

Despite fibre to the home, building or cabinet becoming more and more widespread for many networks across Europe and the rest of the world, for most it is still not possible to monitor status in real time. For most operators managing copper networks, it is also impossible to have reliable visibility all of the way into the customer premises.

Carillion telent joint venture supplier for BT Broadband Delivery UK

A Carillion telent (60:40) joint venture has been appointed as a preferred supplier by BT to support the delivery of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to 33 local authority regions potentially worth up to £500 million.

Carillion telent will work with BT on the BDUK Programme for the next three and a half years.

The BDUK programme will deliver further improvements to the UK's broadband network, with particular emphasis on making super-fast broadband available to rural communities.

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