BT to reduce workforce by up to 55,000 by 2030

19 May 2023

The UK incumbent says that the end of its fibre build, combined with the arrival of AI technology would reduce both its workforce and cost base.

Nokia, Chunghwa Telecom demo 25G PON viability for 5G fronthaul

18 May 2023

The trial demonstrates that the same fibre networks using 25G PON technology for backhaul traffic could support the capacity and latency demands of fronthaul.

TalkTalk, CityFibre alliance to boost wholesale B2B Ethernet offering

18 May 2023

The partnership will allow TalkTalk’s wholesale partners access to CityFibre’s B2B Ethernet infrastructure.

Altnet operators pass 25% of UK with full-fibre broadband

17 May 2023

This is according to the “Metrics for the UK independent network sector” report from UK altnet representative body, INCA

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Juniper Networks launches R&D initiative to help to shape next-generation networks

17 May 2023

The initiative is in collaboration with big industry names such as EuroFiber, Intel, Purdue University as well as other customers, partners and academic institutions.

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Great Plains Communications enhances network capability with coherent routing

16 May 2023

The network’s technology enhancements are designed to enable new 5G, cloud services and customer experience

ANGA COM 2023: Topics, technology and news

15 May 2023

The ANGA COM conference and exhibition took place from 23-25 May in Cologne. Here is a round-up of just some of the technology announcements, demonstrations and news from the event.

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Zain and Omantel launch newco for wholesale in the Middle East

15 May 2023

The joint venture is designed to provide connectivity services to Middle Eastern operators, as well as international carriers, data centres, hyperscalers, content, and cloud providers.

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Arelion enhances trans-Atlantic capability with new high-capacity route

11 May 2023

The route leverages open optical line systems to support multi-vendor transponders as well as the latest coherent pluggable components.

Infinera, Sumitomo achieve successful test of point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceiver

09 May 2023

The testing showcased multiple optical transmission demonstrations and the role that coherent optical technology can play in helping network operators in Japan keep pace with bandwidth growth.

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Lit Communities bags $150m investment to accelerate broadband deployment

05 May 2023

Private equity firm Oak Hill committed the funds to accelerate construction of Lit's fibre optic network in underserved U.S. communities.

Matt Baker, Head of Wholesale at FullFibre and Lee Murphy, CEO at Factco

FullFibre welcomes new ISP to wholesale fibre network

04 May 2023

Factco is the latest ISP to join FullFibre’s partner programme to deliver fibre broadband connections via FullFibre’s wholesale fibre network.