Updated market forecasts revealed to 2026 at FTTH Conference Europe

15 September 2021

The FTTH Council Europe has released two new reports at the virtual FTTH Conference Europe event.

BT trials quantum-secure communications over hollow core fibre

13 September 2021

UK incumbent operator BT has conducted a trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) over hollow core fibre cable, from Southampton University spin out, Lumenisity.

Crosslake Fibre to build submarine network across English Channel

10 September 2021

Crosslake Fibre is using coherent optical technology and advanced analytics apps to build a new seamless submarine cable and terrestrial GeoMesh Extreme network between the data hubs of Slough, UK, and Paris, France.

Cignal AI: North American operators to ‘spend aggressively’ on optical transport

10 September 2021

Specialist industry market research firm Cignal AI has released its Transport Hardware Report Worldwide for the second quarter of 2021.

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150% capacity increase demonstrated over single channel

09 September 2021

Nokia and Vodafone Turkey have successfully completed a regional demonstration of a 1Tb/s per channel coherent transmission over the latter’s live optical network.

Folan eyes UK market with Mainframe acquisition

08 September 2021

Passive equipment vendor, Folan is to acquire British counterpart, Mainframe Communications in a move designed to gain a greater foothold in the UK fibre market.

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€12m fibre network expansion takes place in Ukraine

07 September 2021

The Ukraine is set to benefit from improved broadband thanks to a €12m investment.

City & Guilds included on UK infrastructure qualification card

06 September 2021

In the UK, ECS cards are designed to prove qualification status, main electrical occupation, identity, health and safety awareness, as well as any additional disciplines in which an operative is skilled to work.

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Adtran and Adva merge, form global fibre networking company

01 September 2021

Adtran and Adva have entered into a business combination agreement to merge the two companies.

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Prysmian invests in North America

27 August 2021

Prysmian Group has committed to investing $85m in equipment and technology upgrades at plants in North America.

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UBS-AM acquires Lünecom, accelerates North German fibre deployment

20 August 2021

Large-scale asset management firm UBS Asset Management (UBS-AM) has acquired a 100 per cent equity stake in North German infrastructure operator, Lünecom.

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AT&T: Supply chain issues to impact FTTH rollout

13 August 2021

U.S. provider AT&T will experience delays to its ambitious fibre rollout programme due to shortages in global semiconductors impacting component and fibre production.