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.

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Ukrainian fibre rollout programme to help bridge digital divide

10 February 2022

The first €3m investment of a €12m national fibre rollout programme designed to bridge the digital divide across Ukraine has been committed.

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EU Chips Act to combat semiconductor shortages

09 February 2022

The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, when it comes to semiconductor technologies and applications.

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FTTH Council Europe postpones conference until May

09 February 2022

The FTTH Council Europe has announced that it will postpone the annual FTTH Europe Conference and exhibition until late May in the wake of current Covid-19 restrictions and governmental measures in Austria and Vienna.

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Norway-UK subsea cable system achieves 800Gb/s line rate

07 February 2022

NO-UK, the submarine cable system between Norway and the UK, has achieved a record-breaking 800Gb/s line rate, which could help to deliver greater capacity, faster speeds and a greener offering through lower energy consumption.

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ISPs, providers act to counteract cost of living

04 February 2022

A number of broadband providers and ISPs have outlined their commitment to helping customers during the current cost of living crisis by freezing their prices for 2022.