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York County to gain new fibre broadband network

16 February 2023

York County Council has finalised an agreement with Lit Fiber - York to provide fibre broadband service to underserved areas of the region.

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Droplet laser development could reduce optical communications costs

15 February 2023

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba used an artificial lotus effect to create liquid droplets that act like tunable lasers and can retain stability for up to a month.

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Maryland Broadband Cooperative upgrades state-wide optical network

14 February 2023

The new 400G network will leverage transport equipment from Ciena, and is designed to bring high-speed connectivity throughout Maryland.

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nbn expands full-fibre eligibility to further million Australian premises

14 February 2023

The upgrades are part of the nbn fibre upgrade program, which was recently boosted by $2.4bn of investment from the Australian Government.

OIF to host largest multi-vendor interoperability demo at OFC 2023; celebrates 25th anniversary

13 February 2023

More than 30 companies will participate in this year’s demo across: 400ZR; co-packaging architectures, CEI-112G & CEI-224G and CMIS implementations.

Photonics chips use up to 10-times less power and can be 20-times faster than electrical chips, while processing far more information

iPronics delivers first reconfigurable photonic microchips

10 February 2023

iPronics, a photonics start-up based in Valencia, has delivered its first shipments of a plug-and-play, programmable photonic microchip.

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Four Fern providers consolidate into single FTTP firm

09 February 2023

The UK fibre providers, owned by Fern Trading, are merging to help accelerate full-fibre delivery in the country.

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Syntagma Capital acquires Nexans telecoms business

08 February 2023

The sale will mark Nexans’ exit from the telecoms market.

2Africa subsea cable lands in KwaZulu-Natal

08 February 2023

The aim is that the cable system will help accelerate growth of South Africa’s digital economy.

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YouFibre upgrades network to 400G

07 February 2023

The UK fibre provider has selected passive muxes paired with DCP-F amplifiers and 400G optics from Smartoptics for the upgrade.

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Neterra increases Sofia metro network capacity

06 February 2023

The company has introduced PON technology in Bulgaria’s capital to provide a more efficient and scalable network.

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Liquid, Nokia backbone network to boost Africa connectivity

03 February 2023

The terrestrial route measures 16,576 km and is designed to cater to the demand for more capacity from hyperscalers.