CityFibre selects XGS-PON equipment for 10Gb/s network build

28 July 2022

The UK independent provider has inked a 10-year supply agreement with Nokia.

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Researchers look to 6G technology to help bridge the digital divide

27 July 2022

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have collaborated to help make telecoms more accessible in remote and rural areas via free-space optical communications for 6G.

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Telefonica sells stake in Spanish fibre network, newco created

26 July 2022

Telefónica Group has reached an agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances (CAA) and Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) to set up Bluevia Fibra (Bluevia), a platform to deploy a fibre network in rural Spain.

Fibre exceeds cable for fixed broadband in OECD countries

22 July 2022

Fibre has overtaken cable for the first time as the primary fixed broadband technology across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries.

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Scientists look to evolve manufacturing processes for hollow-core preforms

21 July 2022

Scientists from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft are working together on processes for manufacturing preforms for hollow-structure fibres with new geometrical shapes.

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Optical transport DWDM market to surpass $17bn by 2026, says Dell’Oro

20 July 2022

Industry market information firm, Dell’Oro Group has launched its Industry Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast Report.

SK Telecom quantum technology up for international standardisation

20 July 2022

Two quantum technologies from South Korean provider, SK Telecom (SKT) are set to be approved as international standards.

Telenet, Fluvius launch newco, move from HFC to fibre

19 July 2022

Belgian service provider, Telenet and operator, Fluvius have partnered to form a new company that will help realise both parties’ ambitions of to provide speeds of 10Gb/s. 

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UK incumbent workers to hold two-day strike

19 July 2022

The UK’s Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced that more than 40,000 BT Group workers will hold a two-day national strike.

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FCC chair calls for 100Mb/s speeds for all

18 July 2022

Jessica Rosenworcel, chairwoman of the FCC has circulated a Notice of Inquiry to colleagues that would kick-start the agency’s annual evaluation of the state of broadband across the country.

Broadband Forum releases specification to aid multi-vendor ONU interoperability

15 July 2022

Broadband Forum has published two documents aimed to help operators reduce the time and cost associated with onboarding new optical network unit (ONU) vendors.

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AT&T achieves 20Gb/s symmetric speeds in production network

15 July 2022

US provider, AT&T has reached 20Gb/s symmetric speeds in its production network using 25GS-PON technology.