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Spellman picks Verotec racks for submarine cable repeater equipment

SOUTHAMPTON, UK – Some 98% of all intercontinental telephone calls, internet traffic, emails, messaging and private data traffic are carried as digital data by fibre optic cables laid by specialist ships across the world’s oceans. Today’s cables, typically 25mm in diameter and weighing some 1.5 tonnes/km, are a far cry from the first working cables, laid in 1853 and linking Great Britain with Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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CityFibre provides gigabit boost for Coventry surgeries

COVENTRY, UK – Coventry has become one of the first cities in the UK to connect the majority of its GP practices to a Gigabit City network, offering world-class connectivity to staff and patients.

Gigabit City builder CityFibre is working in partnership with systems integrator, Pinacl Solutions, to connect 62 of the region’s doctors’ surgeries and community health centres to their very own next-generation full-fibre network.

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Xtera partners with Fortress Solutions for subsea cable systems repair

LONDON, UK – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces a partnership with Fortress Solutions, a leading provider of telecom equipment repair, to enhance the longevity of its cable systems.  As an ISO 9001, TL 9000, ISO 14001 and R2-certified equipment repair service provider, Fortress Solutions will enable Xtera to reduce the turnaround time on legacy equipment and provide a high level of service for its customers.

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Global Marine wins five-year extension to SEAIOCMA cable maintenance contract

CHELMSFORD, UK – Global Marine, a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms and oil & gas sectors and part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), announced today that its maintenance contract with SEAIOCMA (South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement) has been extended for five-years, running to the end of 2022.

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Hyperoptic CEO honoured for 'services to broadband'

LONDON, UK -- Dana Tobak, CEO of Hyperoptic, the UK’s largest residential gigabit broadband provider, has been awarded a CBE for her services to the broadband industry.

A CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is awarded for outstanding work in an individual’s respective field.

Dana Tobak is a renowned broadband entrepreneur. In 2005 she co-founded Be Unlimited, which spearheaded the move to ADSL 2+ and provided a record-breaking service of 24Mbps. It acted as a market catalyst for an industry-wide uplift in broadband speeds and was quickly acquired by O2.

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Here East launches campus-wide fibre-optic network in London’s creative hub

Businesses moving to Here East will have access to fibre-optic connection in 5 days – 18 times faster than the standard London lead times of 90 days

LONDON, UK – Here East is announcing that tenants will be able to access speeds of up to 1Gbps via a new network management system owned by Here East and managed by Shoreditch-based technology business Optimity.

The network will provide:

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Highways England awards network contract to telent

Highways England has awarded a contract worth nearly half a billion pounds to leading UK technology and network services company, telent Technology Services, to help keep England moving into the future.

Highways England today announced it has awarded the contract for the operation and management of NRTS (National Roads Telecommunication Services), a critical component of national infrastructure supporting the country’s 4,400 mile strategic road network, to telent Technology Services Ltd (telent).

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AMS Technologies strengthens international sales team

MARTINSRIED, GERMANY – By creating the position of Vice President Sales, AMS-CEO Jan Meise is positioning the company for continued substantial growth: “Starting immediately, Klaus Maier will be coordinating the extensive sales activities of our large, international sales team, distributed over seven locations”, commented Meise, at the announcement of  the new structure. “With his many years of sales expertise, his solid background in our core competencies and his career history at AMS, Maier will have an important and immediate impact.”

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