Light Source Communications to develop 438-mile dark fibre route in North Carolina and Tennessee

21 January 2019

Light Source Communications is partnering with John Laing Group to progress the evaluation of a new long-haul dark fibre route in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Telstra launches rapid restoration service, invests in Asia Pacific

18 January 2019

Telstra has partnered with Ericsson and Ciena to offer a rapid restoration service on one of its busiest subsea cable routes in Asia.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners acquires Bluebird Network

16 January 2019

US-Midwest based telecommunications company Bluebird Network is to be acquired by infrastructure investment fund, Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) for an undisclosed amount.

Construction begins on submarine cable system linking Latin America and Europe

11 January 2019

EllaLink Ireland and Alcatel Submarine Networks have begun construction of the EllaLink Submarine Cable System – a four-fibre-pair submarine system designed to satisfy the demand for traffic between Europe and Latin America. 

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson demo ‘fibre-like’ 40Gb/s with wireless backhaul

11 January 2019

Deutsche Telekom, in partnership with Ericsson, have successfully demonstrated what they call a ‘fibre-like’ data transmission rate of 40Gb/s with a millimetre wave link as part of a project undertaken at the Deutsche Telekom service centre in Athens.

EXFO wins $4.9 million contract for Tier 1 network transformation

09 January 2019

EXFO’s real-time network topology software (EXFO Ontology) has been selected by a US Tier 1 service provider to help with a major network transformation in a contract win valued at $4.9 million.

Kaiam’s UK and Europe operations go into administration

04 January 2019

Advanced data centre optical transceiver manufacturer, Kaiam’s UK and Europe operations have gone into administration.

Cisco's $660 million Luxtera acquisition to broaden 100 and 400GbE optics offering

04 January 2019

Cisco is to acquire semiconductor company, Luxtera for $660 million in cash, with the intention to incorporate its technology across the company’s intent-based networking portfolio, spanning enterprise, data centre and service provider markets.

British Fibre Networks builds senior team with two additions

02 January 2019

Bangor, Wales – British Fibre Networks has appointed two additions to its senior team, to help deliver on its aim to connect more than 35 per cent of new build homes to pure fibre by 2020.

CityFibre introduces £1.12 billion debt package for UK fibre roll-out

02 January 2019

Alternative network provider, CityFibre has put in place a debt package of £1.12 billion, proceeds from which are to be used to fund the first part of a £2.5 billion investment plan, which will see the company roll-out full fibre to five million homes by 2025.

Gigaclear deploys Ciena’s 100G optical platform

21 December 2018

Rural broadband provider Gigaclear Networks is beefing up its backhaul network by deploying a 100G transport system powered by optical hardware and intelligent software from US vendor Ciena.

The 100G network will connect multiple countryside locations in the UK to enable Gigaclear’s internet service provider customers to offer advanced services, such as HD video streaming to business and residential end users.

Ofcom outlines views to define and regulate UK fibre markets

12 December 2018

UK communications regulator, Ofcom has set out its initial views on how to define geographic markets from 2021, when carrying out the next review of wholesale telecoms networks. This is as part of its long-term plans to support investment in fibre networks.