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The University of L’Aquila in Italy is working with Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries

Collaboration initiative delivers field-deployed multi-core fibre (MCF) testbed

20 June 2019

Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries have teamed up with the University of L’Aquila, Italy for an experimental research project to help strengthen the telecommunications infrastructure of the city.

UK wholesale provider appoints strategic fibre partner and selected as last mile provider

20 June 2019

Alternative network provider, CityFibre has awarded a strategic supplier agreement to Prysmian Group, and joined SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ last-mile metro network providers.

UK PM candidate pledges fast internet for all by 2025 – but is the devil in the detail?

17 June 2019

As UK leadership candidate Boris Johnson pledges to make full fibre available for all UK homes by 2025, the industry questions whether this is entirely realistic.

Intel Barefoot Networks acquisition to help speed-up delivery of Ethernet-based fabrics

12 June 2019

Intel has agreed to acquire Ethernet switch silicon and software specialist for the data centre, Barefoot Networks.

Three companies, one solution to speed up fibre installation

07 June 2019

The recent ANGA COM event saw three companies announce a new collaboration, designed to help operators speed up fibre installation.

CityFibre brings full fibre connectivity to Cheltenham businesses

05 June 2019

UK alternative provider, CityFibre is bringing its gigabit speed full fibre network to businesses in Cheltenham.

Figure: Sales-weighted Average Profitability across the Industry Supply Chain

Optics are weak link in industry supply chain, suggests new LightCounting report

03 June 2019

Industry analyst firm, LightCounting has released its latest State of the Optical Communications Industry Report.

Nokia and TIM achieve 550Gb/s for data transmission over 350km in readiness for 5G

30 May 2019

Telecom Italia (TIM), in partnership with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550Gb/s for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network.

Ekinops OTN acquisition to triple optical sales in five years

30 May 2019

Ekinops has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the OTN-Switch platform developed by Brazil-based Padtec.

Interlink Telecom selects Viavi OTDR testing for Thailand fibre network

21 May 2019

Thai operator, Interlink Telecom has selected the Viavi T-Berd/MTS-4000 V2 optical test platform to support the building of its fibre optic network.

Preferred bidder announced for Ireland’s National Broadband Plan

14 May 2019

The Irish government’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has approved the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan.

New BT CEO announces increase for FTTP ambition

09 May 2019

Philip Jansen has announced plans for the company to increase its FTTP ambition to 15 million UK premises passed.

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