(L-R) Steve Turner, Wesco sales director, Paul Brazel, Giganet CFO, Jarlath Finnegan, Giganet CEO, Mike Eccleston, Wesco VP & general manager EMEA – communications & security solutions, Rick Arsenault, Wesco VP & general manager – global service providers, broadband & wireless, Kevin Barry, Giganet chief network build officer, Gemma Reynolds, Wesco director of program management

Collaboration confirmed to support UK FTTH rollout

01 February 2022

UK ISP, Giganet has entered into a multi-year agreement with global supply chain solutions provider, Anixter to support the expansion of full fibre, hyperfast service delivery to premises throughout the UK.

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Partnership provides North America expansion potential

01 February 2022

Photonics automated assembly and testing firm, ficonTEC is expanding within North America in partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF)

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Newco created to aid Ireland FTTH rollout

28 January 2022

Irish fixed broadband provider eir has partnered with InfraVia, creating a new fibre company to accelerate FTTH deployment across the Republic of Ireland.

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Vodafone Germany upgrades Mainz network

25 January 2022

Vodafone Germany is expanding its fibre network in Mainz to bring increased capacity to more properties.

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Optical transport demand to reach $18bn in five years

21 January 2022

According to a recent forecast report by research firm, Dell’Oro Group, demand for optical transport equipment is predicted to increase to $18bn by 2026.

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Protanel assumes operation of Peru's fibre backbone

19 January 2022

Peru’s national telecoms programme, Protanel has assumed the operation and maintenance of the national fibre optic backbone network with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

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FullFibre Kickstarts recruitment programme for young people

12 January 2022

UK wholesale network provider FullFibre has announced a new partnership with Kickstart.

Openreach to close Mildenhall/Salisbury copper network in 2023

12 January 2022

UK operator Openreach has announced a further 98 exchanges where it plans to stop selling legacy analogue services in favour of fibre.

Partnership agreed for Ionian subsea cable build

06 January 2022

Digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, EXA Infrastructure has inked a deal with neutral operator, Islalink to become its landing and terrestrial services partner in Italy and anchor tenant in Ionian.

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Digital Realty acquires majority stake in Teraco

04 January 2022

Data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions provider Digital Realty is to acquire a majority stake in African carrier-neutral data centre and interconnection solutions provider Teraco Data Environments.

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Telia Carrier trials ICE6 800G coherent technology for its global network

04 January 2022

Telia Carrier has conducted a successful trial of Infinera’s ICE6 800G technology on its live global network, AS1299.

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Affordable Connectivity Program launched by FCC

04 January 2022

U.S. communications regulator the Federal Communications Commission has officially launched the Affordable Connectivity Program.