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Openreach CommScope investment to aid UK fibre rollout

22 June 2021

UK operator Openreach is investing in CommScope to provide new technology that will help to boost its full-fibre rollout.

United Group invests in DWDM solution for Croatia network build

22 June 2021

United Group expects to invest more than €500m over the next five years to extend its optical fibre networks into new areas and upgrade existing ones.

Researchers make breakthrough in building future quantum internet

14 June 2021

A team of researchers at The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Europe have demonstrated quantum communications over 600km of optical fibres.

Altice enters UK market with 12% BT stake

10 June 2021

Global operator Altice has acquired a 12 per cent stake in UK incumbent BT Group, which will be held by the newly established Altice UK arm of the business.

Sanwa expands offering with Fiberon acquisition

08 June 2021

Tokyo-based fibre connectivity product vendor, Sanwa has acquired network solutions provider, Fiberon Technologies.

Photonics organisations forge partnership

08 June 2021

The IEEE Photonics Society and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) have entered into an agreement to promote joint activities, cross-disciplinary technical dissemination and cooperative programs between membership bodies.

New ISP pledges £1bn to UK fibre

02 June 2021

New ISP and network builder, Upp says that it is to invest £1bn to deploy a full fibre network to 1 million premises in eastern England by 2025.

Arctic Connect subsea project on hold for further assessment

02 June 2021

Arctic Connect, the international project to build a trans-Arctic submarine telecom cable between Europe and Asia has been suspended.

UK incumbent trials hollow core fibre

01 June 2021

UK incumbent operator, BT has begun trials of hollow core fibre in collaboration with start-up and Southampton University spin out, Lumenisity, and Open-RAN mobile vendor Mavenir.

Ufinet increases Colombia capacity with coherent tech

01 June 2021

One of Latin America’s neutral infrastructure wholesale operators, Ufinet is upgrading its national long-haul network in Colombia, with the aim of doubling the capacity of its current network.

UK operator reports zero waste to landfill achievement

28 May 2021

UK operator Virgin Media states in its latest Sustainability Report publication that it has achieved zero waste to landfill operations for the first time.

Three projects launched by OIF

27 May 2021

Non-profit consortium, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) recently held its technical and MA&E committees meeting for Q2 of this year.

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