Sterlite Tech has added 15 million kilometres to its optical fibre cabling capacity, bringing it up to 33 million in a move which saw the board of directors approve a Rs 320 crore ($44 million) capital expenditure, which will be financed through a mix of internal accruals and debt.
Ciena Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DonRiver, with the aim of bringing new capabilities to the networking systems, services, and software firm’s Blue Planet software and services portfolio.
Gooch & Housego (G&H) has acquired US fibre optic components and sub systems specialist Gould Fiber Optics (GFO) in a move designed to strengthen the company’s position, whilst providing enhanced access to strategic US aerospace and defence customers.
Ericsson is to significantly increase its minority stake in CENX after agreeing to purchase 100 per cent of the company’s shares.
Local authorities are able to bid for a share of a further £95million that has been released by the UK government towards full fibre rollout.
Scottish secondary school pupils at Kyle Academy secondary school in Ayr, Scotland, have benefited from next-generation high-speed wireless internet connectivity following the deployment by pureLiFi of its LiFi solutions, using light to establish wireless internet connections.
Nokia has signed a €500 million loan transaction with the European Investment Bank (EIB), supported by key Investment Plan for Europe element, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The company plans to use the funding to further accelerate the research and development of 5G technology.
Market and technology research consultancy ElectroniCast Consultants has released its latest market forecast report covering the non-aerial deployed Outside Plant (OSP) fibre optic cable ducts in America. The report’s findings indicate that the combined consumption value of (main) ducts and mini/inner ducts used in (non-aerial) outside plant (OSP) for the purpose to accommodate fibre optic cable in the U.S. reached $996.5million last year, and is forecast to reach nearly $1.47billion in 2027.
Huawei has issued a statement confirming that a ban is in place, preventing the company from providing 5G to the Australian market, in a move it calls ‘politically motivated’ rather than in the ‘long-term interests of the Australian people.’
Industry analytics firm, OpenVault has completed its year-on-year comparisons of this year’s second quarter, and found that average broadband use in Europe is growing at a significantly slower pace than in the United States.
The Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange (BCIX) has selected the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to scale its distributed peering infrastructure to help meet growing demand for high-bandwidth interconnect capacity.
In Cignal AI’s latest optical hardware report, looking at the second quarter of 2018, the research firm identified sustained spending growth in the EMEA region despite the absence of major supplier ZTE.
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
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
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