Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for network infrastructure has acquired Czech company Transportkabel – DIXI (TK DIXI) in order to enhance its end-to-end fibre optic cable offering.
Chinese telecommunications equipment and systems supplier ZTE has ceased its major operating activities following a denial of export privileges against the company from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
C&W Networks has deployed the Coriant mTera universal transport platform in its Pan-Caribbean network in order to optimise the network backbone for current and future high-speed service demands and simplify multi-service bandwidth management.
The C&W Networks subsea network optimisation project will be implemented in multiple phases, with initial deployment at core sites in Colombia, Curaçao, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the U.S.
Specialist market research firm, LightCounting has released its latest Optical Communications Market Forecast Report which highlights, amongst other key findings, that the loud was a key driver for the optical communications market last year, and, predicts that it is likely to be so again in 2018.
More than 189,000 more households in 194 German cities and communities are now able to connect to the internet at speeds of up to 100Mb/s (with a minimum of 50Mb/s) for downloads and of 40Mb/s for uploads, following a network expansion from operator, Deutsche Telekom.
The cities benefiting include Paderborn, with 13,500 households, Hagen, with 7,800, Bad Pyrmont with 6,700, Leonberg with 6,000, and Wolmirstedt with another 4,500 households. The aims to provide as many people as possible – spanning both cities and rural areas – with fast internet.
Networking component and equipment market research company, Cignal AI has updated its growth forecast for the coherent 400G WDM market.
Issued quarterly, the recent Optical Hardware Applications report covers the first quarter of 2018 and includes market share and forecasts for revenue and port shipments for optical equipment designed to meet the needs of specific applications: 100G+ coherent, compact modular and advanced packet-OTN switching hardware.
U.S. secretary of commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. has announced a denial of export privileges against ZTE from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
Open Fiber is extending its collaboration with Vodafone for the development in Italy of ultra-wideband connectivity services for fibre to the home (FTTH).
The agreement, which is already active in around two million households and businesses across 13 cities has been expanded to an additional 258 cities as part of the next wave of the fast broadband network rollout. This includes Clusters A and B - home to around 60% of the Italian population.
Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), in partnership with Fujikura, has demonstrated a transmission experiment over 1,045km with a data-rate of 159Tb/s. This was achieved using the recently developed three-mode optical fibre, which is capable of wide-band wavelength multiplexing transmission with standard outer diameter (0.125mm) that can be cabled with existing equipment.
The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) has called for housing developers to adopt council proposals for a fibre to the premises (FTTP) kitemark for new build homes to make it clear to prospective buyers what they can from the internet connection in their new property.
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