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Openreach trials ‘ribbon’ cable in UK fibre roll out

21 February 2019

Openreach, the access network division of BT Group, is trialling a new type of ribbon fibre cable to aid its roll out of fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology across the UK.

Ciena’s latest launch delivers single-wavelength 800G

21 February 2019

Ciena has revealed its latest range of WaveLogic technology products, which includes a single-wavelength 800G solution.

Infinera develops architecture to simplify network scalability and automation; launches ICE6

20 February 2019

Infinera has launched a 'disruptive' end-to-end network architecture, designed to pave the way to instantly scaleable, self-optimising networks.

Low latency FEC specification offered by 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium

20 February 2019

The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium has announced the availability of a low-latency forward error correction (FEC) specification for 50, 100 and 200Gb/s Ethernet networks.

eir invests €500 million in fibre network expansion

18 February 2019

eir has launched a fixed network investment programme, which will pass an additional 1.4 million premises with an FTTH network capable of speeds up to 10Gb/s.

M-net conducts 500G field trial with Nokia

14 February 2019

M-net and Nokia, have completed their first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths using Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE 3) super coherent technology.

Google Fiber leaves Louisville, Kentucky

14 February 2019

Google has pulled its Google Fiber gigabit internet service from Louisville, Kentucky in the US.

€20 million fibre broadband expansion announced for Meath, Ireland

07 February 2019

Meath in Ireland is set to benefit from an investment of €20 million for the roll out of fibre broadband.

China to remain integral market for optics suppliers, says LightCounting

01 February 2019

According to optical analyst firm LightCounting’s updated Market for Optics in China report, China has had a greater impact on the global optical communications industry than any other country over the last decade.

Openreach recruits 3,000 apprentice engineers for fibre build

28 January 2019

Openreach is to recruit 3,000 new trainees over the next 12 months to support its ‘full fibre’ broadband build plans.

Microchip, Acacia Communications partnership enables flexible rate optical transmission up to 600G

25 January 2019

Microchip Technology demonstrates interoperability between its DIGI-G5 OTN processor and the Acacia Communications AC1200 Coherent Module.

Open Fiber selects Nokia for rural FTTH rollout in Italy

24 January 2019

Italian wholesale provider, Open Fiber has selected Nokia for a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) roll-out designed to bring ultra-broadband services to the small towns and rural areas of Italy.

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