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.
WARSAW PL - HAWE Telekom has entered into a co-operation agreement with Akamai Technologies, a global leader in the field of content delivery network and internet traffic services. The American company will connect its servers to the optical fibre network of HAWE so that customers of the Polish company will be able to use the Internet resources more effectively and quickly.
CULVER CITY, CA – PacketFabric, the highly scalable, connectivity-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, has secured $25 million in Series B funding from lead investor NantCapital to support the rapid growth and high demand for its services since its launch in 2017.
The company has grown rapidly since completing its seed round in 2015, and now operates a U.S. footprint that includes more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 17 metro markets with a terabit-scale backbone.
FREMONT, CA – The OIF announced today the publication of the “Common Electrical (I/O) CEI 4.0” with a focus on Serdes standards for 56 Gbps. This is the first completion of Serdes standards for the CEI generation of 56 Gbps I/O devices and adds PAM-4 and Ensemble NRZ as additional advanced modulation schemes to NRZ.
Hong Kong, CN — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company has announced that it has finalised agreements with the government of Beichen, Tianjin, to begin construction of the company’s first hyperscale data centre campus in China. The 300MW, 32-hectare / 80-acre campus will serve the greater Beijing region that is home to more than 150 million people in the JingJinJi mega-metropolitan area of northern China
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