Nexans, Emtelle partner on €65 million Swedish government contract

12 December 2018

Nexans has been awarded a €65 million contract to supply optical fibre solutions for the Swedish government’s Transport Administration, Trafikverket. The cable solutions will be used with microducts and microduct bundles from Emtelle in rail projects as the Swedish government continues to develop FTTX networks throughout the country.

ADVA, Acacia Communications successfully trial 300Gb/s over 6,800km fibre link

11 December 2018

ADVA, in partnership with Acacia Communications has successfully completed a trial to transport 300Gb/s of data per wavelength over a 6,800km fibre link. The link is typical of a cost-optimised submarine cable using 300Gb/s channels and a commercially available transponder with real-time digital signal processing (DSP).

Healthy coherent 200G shipments slowed 100G speed adoption, says Cignal AI

11 December 2018

Cignal AI has released its Optical Applications Report for the third quarter of 2018, which details a healthy growth of coherent 200G shipments during the period, even slowing the adoption of lower 100G speeds.

Comtec Group completes Cablelines Pronet acquisition

05 December 2018

Huntingdon, UK - Comtec Group has completed the acquisition of Cablelines Pronet, the branded structured cabling division of A&GP Trading, for an undisclosed amount.

Telcom Group strengthens non-executive board of directors

05 December 2018

Manchester, UK - Telcom Group has announced several key appointments in order to strengthen its non-executive board of directors.

Ofcom proposes BT, KCOM as UK USO providers

05 December 2018

UK communications regulator, Ofcom has proposed to make BT and KCOM the UK’s broadband universal service providers, following submissions of interest from eight companies. Ofcom is also consulting on the obligations that should apply to them in delivering the universal service.

Altice sells minority stake for €1.8 billion to increase fibre deployment

04 December 2018

Altice Europe subsidiary Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement with three investment funds to sell a minority equity stake of 49.99 per cent in its French fibre optic business, SFR FTTH, for a total cash consideration of €1.8 billion based on a €3.6 billion equity value.

FTTH Council Europe calls for end to misleading fibre advertising

04 December 2018

The FTTH Council Europe has called for an end to misleading fibre advertising in an open letter from president Ronan Kelly to telecoms ministers, who recently gathered in Brussels to adopt the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).

2018 European Broadband Award winners celebrated

03 December 2018

The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2018 have been announced during an Award Ceremony in Brussels.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G to reach 1.5 billion subscriptions by 2024

30 November 2018

Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report, which predicts, amongst its findings, that 5G could reach more than 40 per cent of global population coverage, with 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024.

81 new UK locations for Openreach footprint

30 November 2018

Openreach is extending its broadband footprint to a further 81 locations across the UK.

Europe office for Warren & Brown Technologies

26 November 2018

Warren & Brown Technologies has opened a sales office in The Netherlands