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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.

Applied Optoelectronics proves OBO feasibility, samples 400G silicon-photonics optical module

23 January 2019

AOI is demonstrating the feasibility of its silicon photonics platform for OBO requirements.

Infinera helps Telstra significantly increase Asia Pacific subsea fibre capacity

23 January 2019

Telstra is giving its network services in Asia Pacific a boost, with a dramatic increase in fibre capacity to its subsea infrastructure, following an alliance with Infinera.

CityFibre begins £30 million Huddersfield fibre network expansion

22 January 2019

Alternative network provider, CityFibre has started work on a £30 million full fibre network expansion in Huddersfield, UK.

First three INCA Gold Standard accreditations awarded

21 January 2019

London, UK – The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has named TrueSpeed, WightFibre and Hyperoptic as the first companies to gain Gold Standard Quality Mark accreditation in recognition of superior network quality.

IPG Photonics acquires Padtec submarine systems division

21 January 2019

Padtec has agreed to sell its submarine optical systems division to IPG Photonics.

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