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CityFibre successfully deploys its first 800Gb/s backbone wavelength

24 November 2021

UK independent provider CityFibre has successfully deployed its first 800Gb/s backbone wavelength.

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GlobalConnect expands FTTH footprint with Open Universe acquisition

24 November 2021

Infrastructure provider GlobalConnect Sweden has reached an agreement with operator Telenor Sweden to acquire SDU fibre assets from the operator and its wholesale company, Open Universe.

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£2.6m grant awarded for 6G tech development

23 November 2021

The University of Glasgow has received a grant worth £2.6m towards the build of a new facility to test 6G communications systems.

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£123m funding secured for UK fibre rollout

16 November 2021

UK operator, Netomnia and ISP, YouFibre, have secured £123m in funding to support their national rollout of full-fibre broadband.

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Santec eyes cable assembly test market with double acquisition

10 November 2021

Santec Corporation has acquired JGR Optics and OptoTest Corp.

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G8 to increase long-haul DWDM network capacity in Brazil

10 November 2021

G8 Telecommunications has committed to increasing network capacity to meet the growing needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies across Brazil.

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New joint venture to bring FTTH to 4m German homes

08 November 2021

Deutsche Telekom has agreed a long-term partnership with IFM Investors, via the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM GIF) to bring gigabit-capable FTTH broadband to more than four million homes in rural Germany.

Hawaiki Nui submarine cable in green, Hawaiki submarine cable in white (credit: Hawaiki)

SDM subsea cable to link South-East Asia, Australasia and North America

05 November 2021

Hawaiki is launching a new SDM subsea cable linking South-East Asia, Australasia and North America.

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Lumentum acquires NeoPhotonics in $918m deal

04 November 2021

Lumentum Holdings and NeoPhotonics Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement under which the former will acquire the latter.

Adva, Funet demo long-haul 800G over live network

04 November 2021

Researchers at the CSC – IT Center for Science have transported 800Gb/s over 2,000km on a live network.

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UK govt commits to better broadband for 500,000 more rural premises

01 November 2021

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have committed to the provision of better broadband for 570,000 more rural premises via the £5bn Project Gigabit scheme.

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FCC bans China Telecom from operating in the U.S.

27 October 2021

The FCC has adopted an order preventing China Telecom (Americas) from providing domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the country.