FTTH Conference 2019: UK enters European fibre broadband rankings for first time

18 March 2019

The latest FTTH Market Panorama figures, prepared by IDate, were released at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam.

OFS ocean optical fibre demonstrates 300Gb/s over trans-Pacific distance

15 March 2019

The TeraWave SCUBA150 optical fibre from OFS Optics has demonstrated that it can enable transport of 300Gb/s over a 14,000km link.

FTTH Council Europe releases fibre-5G convergence study at FTTH Conference

13 March 2019

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the results of a new study which aims to quantify the potential cost savings that could be made by building converged 5G-fibre networks.

Mellanox acquired by Nvidia in $6.9 billion agreement

12 March 2019

Nvidia and Mellanox today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which the former will acquire the latter.

Macom, GF strategic partnership to help scale silicon photonics

06 March 2019

Macom and Globalfoundries (GF) have collaborated to ramp up Macom’s laser photonic integrated circuit (L-PIC) platform using GF’s current-generation silicon photonics offering, 90WG.

Lumentum enters strategic partnership with CIG, sells certain transceiver lines

05 March 2019

Lumentum and Cambridge Industries USA have entered into a strategic partnership.

R&M grows US business with Optimum Fiberoptics acquisition

05 March 2019

Swiss cabling firm, R&M has acquired US fibre optic cable and connectivity company, Optimum Fiberoptics.

Source Photonics raises funds for next-generation technologies; expands China operations

04 March 2019

Source Photonics has closed more than $100 million in equity to support its growing data centre and 5G business. The funding will be used to increase the scale of the company’s operations.

Prysmian marks return to submarine telecoms with €50 million Chile contract

26 February 2019

Chilean telecom operator Gtd Teleductos S.A. has awarded Prysmian Group a new contract worth around €50 million to develop a turnkey repeaterless submarine cable system connecting Arica to Puerto Montt in Chile.

BT chooses Ciena’s DCI platform to help increase capacity

26 February 2019

To support growing traffic demands of 5G and FTTP, BT has chosen to deploy Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform to increase the capacity connecting its data centres to the UK’s main internet peering nodes.

BT’s has plans to deploy 5G in 16 cities in 2019, while forecasting residential broadband growth to remain at roughly 40 per cent annually. This means that significant new capacity is required in all areas of the network, and particularly on the main core links carrying this traffic.

Researchers develop artificial intelligence technique to improve OTN efficiency

25 February 2019

A group of researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, alongside Huawei, have re-tooled an artificial intelligence technique to improve efficiency in optical transport networks (OTNs).

Matthew Hare launches new full fibre network, Zzoomm

25 February 2019

Matthew Hare, founder and former CEO of rural fibre network Gigaclear has launched Zzoomm, a new full fibre network operator, serving the UK.