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05 December 2018

UK communications regulator, Ofcom has proposed to make BT and KCOM the UK’s broadband universal service providers, following submissions of interest from eight companies. Ofcom is also consulting on the obligations that should apply to them in delivering the universal service.

04 December 2018

Altice Europe subsidiary Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement with three investment funds to sell a minority equity stake of 49.99 per cent in its French fibre optic business, SFR FTTH, for a total cash consideration of €1.8 billion based on a €3.6 billion equity value.

04 December 2018

The FTTH Council Europe has called for an end to misleading fibre advertising in an open letter from president Ronan Kelly to telecoms ministers, who, this week, gathered in Brussels to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).

03 December 2018

The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2018 have been announced during an Award Ceremony in Brussels.

30 November 2018

Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report, which predicts, amongst its findings, that 5G could reach more than 40 per cent of global population coverage, with 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024.

30 November 2018

Openreach is extending its G.fast broadband footprint to a further 81 locations across the UK.

22 November 2018

TalkTalk has established a new company called FibreNation, under an independent chair, with the aim to roll-out full fibre infrastructure to around three million UK homes and businesses.

19 November 2018

Dutch developer of dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) optical components, Effect Photonics has now completed its second round of financing to accelerate the ramp of its tunable small form-factor pluggable production line and aid development of future technologies.

19 November 2018

New Zealand operator, Chorus has reached 500,000 ultra-fast broadband connections on its network. As part of the announcement the company also revealed that it plans to reduce the wholesale price of its premium fibre product.

16 November 2018

European Parliament has voted in favour of establishing a European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and a body of European regulators for electronic communications.

15 November 2018

Cosemi Technologies has acquired South Korea-based optical connectivity provider for long-reach optical interconnect applications, Optella.

09 November 2018

US optoelectronic component manufacturer II-VI has announced that it will acquire optical communications firm Finisar for $3.2 billion

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
Feature

Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

Feature

Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang