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EASSy submarine network gets capacity upgrade

29 March 2022

EASSy, a 10,000km submarine cable system spanning Africa’s east and south coasts, is undergoing an upgrade to increase capacity and performance in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Partnership provides high-speed internet boost in Nigeria

22 March 2022

West Africa’s solar-based ISP, Tizeti, has partnered with Microsoft to roll out unlimited high-speed internet infrastructure in Nigeria starting with Oyo State.

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Norway fibre route opens to continental Europe

22 March 2022

Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) has completed its backbone route expansion in Norway.

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Zayo Group completes 1,044km 800G optical wave

17 March 2022

Zayo Group has successfully completed what is believed to be the world’s longest known terrestrial 800G optical wavelength in a commercial network, at 1,044.51km.

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Effect Photonics acquires DSP business from Viasat

09 March 2022

Effect Photonics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire coherent optical digital signal processing (DSP) and forward error correction (FEC) technology as well the associated engineering teams from Viasat.

OFC 2022: tech launches and news

07 March 2022

The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exhibition took place from 6-10 March. Here is a roundup of just some of the technology and product announcements, demonstrations and industry news from the event.

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Vendors joined together for 50-800GbE interoperability demo at OFC

02 March 2022

The Ethernet Alliance successfully hosted an interactive demonstration at OFC 2022.

30+ vendors at OFC demo interoperable networking solutions

23 February 2022

OIF hosted its largest demonstration of interoperable optical networking solutions to date at the recent OFC.

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Cox Communications commits to multi-billion dollar network upgrade

23 February 2022

U.S. provider, Cox Communications is to make a multi-billion-dollar annual infrastructure investment over the coming years to build a 10-Gigabit capable fibre network.

Pan-Arctic subsea cable build to begin

16 February 2022

Finnish network solutions provider Cinia has partnered with Japanese infrastructure firm, Arteria Networks to build a fibre optic cable system linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic region.

High-speed fibre sees strong growth in OECD countries

15 February 2022

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries saw high-speed fibre subscriptions grow by 15 per cent from June 2020 to June 2021.

Openreach to create and fill 4,000 jobs this year

10 February 2022

UK network provider, Openreach is to create and fill more than 4,000 jobs during 2022, including around 3,000 apprenticeships, as part of an investment drive in its network, people and training.