Bavaria receives State aid approval for high capacity investment

29 April 2019

The European Commission has approved an investment project to provide very high capacity broadband networks in six Bavarian municipalities that are already supplied with 30Mb/s connectivity.

UK government commits to digital map of underground cables and pipes

29 April 2019

The UK government’s Geospatial Commission has commissioned the creation of a digital map of underground pipes and cables.

UK/South Korea 5G competition announced

27 April 2019

The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a new UK/South Korea 5G competition to help prepare the UK for future 5G rollout.

Google cable connecting Chile and California completed

26 April 2019

Google, in partnership with SubCom, has completed the installation of submarine cable uniting Chile and California.

Work begins on new full-fibre network in Essex, UK

26 April 2019

Construction has started on a privately funded project to bring full-fibre to Braintree in Essex, UK, under County Broadband.

Tencent demonstrates 200G IP over DWDM with help from Acacia Communications

23 April 2019

Tencent completed a 80km fibre transmission of multiple 200G 8QAM signals over its OPC-4 open line system (OLS) using Acacia Communications’ CFP2-DCO modules.

Greater Manchester, UK seeks partners for new local fibre network

17 April 2019

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has issued a Tender Notice for partner companies to help ‘procure the design, implementation, maintenance and support,’ of a new full-fibre network in the area.

Cloud operator spend on optical hardware reached $1bn in 2018, says Cignal AI

17 April 2019

Cignal AI’s Optical Customer Markets Report, covering quarter 4 of 2018, found that operator spending on optical hardware grew almost 50 per cent year-over-year.

UK High Court rules in favour of ASA on use of ‘fibre’ in advertising

15 April 2019

The High Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority over its decision on the use of the term ‘fibre’ in advertising.

First ‘Superfast Essex’ fibre broadband cabinet arrives in Uttlesford

10 April 2019

Gigaclear has installed its first pure fibre broadband cabinet in Birchanger, Uttlesford, under Essex County Council’s broadband improvement programme, Superfast Essex.

FiberStar and Huawei to jointly build Indonesia fibre network

09 April 2019

FiberStar Indonesia and Huawei have agreed to expand their partnership while building a high-speed 1Tb/s backbone DWDM network that connects Jakarta to Surabaya.

Virgin Media Business and Infinera to offer wholesale customers greater flexibility with new service

09 April 2019

VMB wholesale customers can benefit from the flexibility for direct access to optical filter ports to scale their own DWDM access infrastructure.