Community Fibre boosted with further £50m funding

17 July 2019

FTTH supplier to London, Community Fibre has secured an additional £50 million in funding from RPMI and Amber Infrastructure.

Compact modular hardware sales exceeded $275m in Q1, finds Cignal AI

17 July 2019

Industry market research firm, Cignal AI has released its 1Q19 Optical Applications Report.

(left to right): Professor Ian Leslie (Chair of the LBF Board), Jon Holgate (Operations Director), Noelle Godfrey (Commercial Director), Ritchie Carter (Operations Manager), Mark Andrews (Commercial Manager).

Collaboration to offer fibre opportunities in Cambridgeshire, UK

15 July 2019

A joint venture has been launched between the University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council to open up new opportunities for full-fibre networks.

Optical communications professionals - let us know what’s bothering you!

15 July 2019

Fibre Systems is looking for manufacturers/vendors, planners, installers, integrators, operators and academics to help shape the topics we cover.

Cisco to acquire Acacia Communications

09 July 2019

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Acacia Communications.

Project gains funding for semiconductor fabrication processes

08 July 2019

A project designed to scale-up novel compound semiconductor device fabrication processes has received European funding.

Openreach partners with OFS to aid Gigabit broadband delivery in hard-to-reach premises

05 July 2019

Openreach has chosen OFS to help with its fibre deployment in MDUs, which can pose a challenge for installers.

Ofcom rules confirm Openreach must open up infrastructure to rivals

28 June 2019

Ofcom has confirmed its final decisions on reviews of the physical infrastructure market.

Sparkle chooses Infinera for new photonic backbone network

28 June 2019

Italy’s international service provider, Sparkle is deploying Infinera’s XT-3600 platform for its new Nibble Network.

Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange chooses ADVA for 400G backbone upgrade

27 June 2019

LU-CIX will enable connectivity of up to 400Gb/s to its national internet exchange backbone.

Matthew Hare, chief executive, Zzoomm

UK start-up operator signs £2.5 million agreement for passive component supply

21 June 2019

Zzoomm, the recently launched full fibre network operator is partnering with Hexatronic for full fibre network delivery.