TUKWILA, WA AND SPARTANBURG, SC – Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, and Glenn International, a leading supplier of telecom, electrical and lighting equipment in the Caribbean and Central America, are partnering to provide certified fibre optic training in Puerto Rico. Light Brigade’s Fiber Optics 1-2-3 class will be hosted by Glenn International February 27 – March 2, 2018.
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the appointment of Vikram V. Shanbhag as managing director for Asia Pacific South. In this position, he will oversee operations, business development, sales and channel strategy, and customer support operations in the region, including India. Based in Coriant’s Gurgaon, India offices, Shanbhag will report directly to Coriant’s chief customer officer Homayoun Razavi.
MONTREAL, CANADA – ROOT Data Center has announced that GTT Communications has established a Point of Presence (PoP) in ROOT’s Montreal facility, MTL-R2, Canada’s largest wholesale data center.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN –Digpro, has been chosen by Vansbro Municipality in Sweden to provide the geographic information system dpCom for its fibre networks. With Digpro’s dpCom installed, Vansbro Municipality can better cooperate with other municipal network owners in the immediate area.
With the new system installed, the municipality will be able to create better cooperation with more municipal network owners in its vicinity in the region. In addition, they will also get an increased overview of their fibre network, streamlined workflows and better documentation.
ABINGDON, UK – Voneus has announced it is partnering with Gigaclear to accelerate the adoption of ultrafast broadband services in rural communities across the UK. The partnership sees Voneus become a Gigaclear Retail Services Provider (RSP), offering residential and business customers a wide range of broadband services over Gigaclear’s fibre network, with the ability to deliver ultrafast with speeds of up to 1,000Mb/s (1 Gb/s).
TINLEY PARK, Ill - Panduit has announced that its board of directors has appointed Dennis Renaud as CEO. Tom Donovan will retire from the role of CEO and support the transition in an advisory capacity.
Andrew Caveney, executive chair said: ‘Panduit is well positioned for growth, thanks to our exceptional leadership team, employees and channel partner community. I’d like to thank Tom for his contribution to the success of the company and its culture. Tom’s vision, integrity, work ethic, and commitment to Panduit and our employees is without equal.’
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Telia Carrier has announced that it is working with one of Sweden’s fastest growing hosting companies, GleSYS, to provide improved capacity and support future growth plans. GleSYS will be connecting to the Telia Carrier global backbone, one of the largest in the world, and the first to be 100G enabled in Europe and North America. GleSYS provides hosting and data centre services to over 4,000 customers in 70 countries.
AUGSBURG, GERMANY – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), manufacturer of innovative cabling infrastructures based on fiber optics, is announcing that it has successfully completed a project to build a new data centre for Deutsche Vermögensberatung AG (DVAG) in Frankfurt. The Augsburg based company acted as general contractor during the entire project for cabling planning as well as the installation of copper and optical fiber cables. It was also responsible for the delivery and installation of the racks, cooling aisles and row coolers.
McLean, VA — GTT Communications, Inc., the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced that Tampnet, a leading provider of data networking to the offshore industry, selected GTT’s optical transport services to connect its offshore telecommunication assets in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet serves more than 240 oil and gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading units, and exploration rigs.
HONOLULU, USA – Telstra announced at the PTC conference in Hawaii that it has entered into agreements to invest in two new international subsea cable systems that will connect Hong Kong and the west coast of the United States.
The first investment will see Telstra partner to build the new Hong Kong Americas (HKA) cable that will connect Hong Kong to the US. Telstra will invest in a half fibre pair. Once completed, the HKA cable will help meet the increasing demand for connectivity between Greater China, ASEAN and the US.
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