ABINGDON, UK – Gigaclear has been crowned Best Rural Broadband provider for a second consecutive year by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).
LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Anritsu Corporation has signed a distribution agreement with AR Benelux, a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for EMC, Satcom, RF/µwave for the telecoms and defense industries. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will now also be available in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands through AR Benelux.
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT – MicroCare Corporation is pleased to announce that the UK’s Liam Taylor has joined MicroCare Europe bvba as European business manager for fibre optics. Taylor has extensive experience in industrial sales and the optical networking industry. His expertise will enable even faster sales growth at MicroCare Europe and the other MicroCare affiliates globally.
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – Keysight Technologies has announced that Jay Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has been appointed to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Orange Belgium's board of directors have validated the nomination of Stefan Slavnicu as new chief technology officer, starting September, 2018.
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced that the president of Nokia Technologies, Gregory Lee, will leave the company following the closure of the Digital Health business sale. Lee will be replaced by Maria Varsellona, who remains chief legal officer and continues to report to Nokia President and chief executive officer Rajeev Suri as a member of Nokia's Group Leadership Team.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Telia Carrier has announced the installation of its first Point of Presence (PoP) in Belgrade, Serbia. The new PoP gives customers in the region the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier backbone, one of the largest and best connected in the world. The PoP will additionally serve as a connectivity hub for surrounding countries, improving the availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services. It will also provide a transport interconnection point for international customers requiring a dedicated connection into Serbia.
CORNING, N.Y. –– Mike Knott, FTTH market development manager for Corning Optical Communications, has been named to the board of directors of the Fibre to the Home Council Europe (FTTH Council Europe), following elections held at the organisation’s Spring 2018 General Assembly.
ESPOO, FINLAND - Nokia has appointed Sri Reddy, an experienced leader in Nokia's ION business group, as co-president of Nokia IP/Optical Networks business group and as member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT), with immediate effect. Current President of ION business group, Basil Alwan, will continue as a GLT member, co-president of the ION business group and an advisor to the CEO.
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Fiber Optic Center (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, has launched the ÅngströmBond Solutions Center.
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