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Fibre company flies the flag for Turkey

08 November 2013

Turkcell Superonline has become the first Turkish telecommunications company to receive the 'Hall of Fame' Award, which honours organisations that have achieved excellence in strategy execution, from Palladium Executing Strategy.

Palladium says the 'perfect strategy execution methods and outstanding results' achieved by Turkcell Superonline have made them worthy of this award, and will be featured in a report published by Harvard Business Publishing.

Cisco to aquire Insieme

08 November 2013

Cisco has announced that it is to acquire its spin-in Insieme, and has provided new detail on the Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for data centres that Insieme introduced earlier this year.

Insieme’s ACI solution consists of the 100 Gbps ready Nexus 9000 Series switches that run under an optimised version of NX-OS, and can support up to 1.92 Tbps of bandwidth capacity per slot. The eight-slot Nexus 9508 is available now, and other switches in the family will follow.

Telefonica and Ciena upgrade Latino links

06 November 2013

Telefónica Global Solutions and Ciena have deployed Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport technology on Telefónica´s SAm-1 submarine and terrestrial network, which connects the USA to Latin America.

With Ciena’s converged packet optical and GeoMesh solution, Telefónica says it is able to support growing and unpredictable international customer demand for premium bandwidth services like cloud computing, video, and advanced business collaboration services.

Prysmian searches for bright young things

06 November 2013

Prysmian Group has launched the selection process for 50 young candidates for its Build the Future programme. The international recruiting and training programme is aimed at new graduates with degrees in engineering and business Administration from around the world, with the goal of placing them in the group’s R&D, operations, sales and marketing functions.
 

New president for Bell Labs

05 November 2013

Marcus Weldon has been appointed president of Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. Weldon will combine this role with his existing role as Alcatel-Lucent’s corporate CTO.

BTX appoints business development manager

05 November 2013

BTX Technologies, a distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, has appointed Jessica Tropea as fibre optic business development manager. She will be responsible for the growth of the company’s fibre business to existing and new customers, as well as expansion into new markets.     

CityFibre services mark Gimme Fibre Day

04 November 2013

CityFibre, the owner and operator of the UK’s largest fibre-to-the-home network in Bournemouth, is launching what it describes as 'unprecedented and affordable' business broadband products through its internet service provider Gigler. The company is launching the service to mark Gimme FIbre Day, launched this year for the first time by the FTTH Councils' Global Alliance.
 

Mustek joins Jo'burg gold rush

04 November 2013

Mustek has opened a new optical fibre pre-termination facility. Situated in Johannesburg, the new plant will enable Mustek to supply operators and installers with complete solutions built on m2fx’s innovative Miniflex fibre cable, microduct and protection tube range. This will result in reduced time and labour costs and ensure the highest quality fibre installations, the company says.
 

Tektronix expands Bangalore facility

04 November 2013

Tektronix, a multi-vendor service provider of instrument calibration and repair, has announced the expansion of its National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accreditation at its Bangalore service laboratory.

The company says the expanded NABL accreditation means that Tektronix can now perform added electrical and RF calibration. Additionally, the company can now provide accredited onsite calibration for all parameters covered under the NABL laboratory scope.

Transmode 'pleased by growth'

23 October 2013

Transmode has announced positive results for the period from July to September 2013, with sales and profits both showing a healthy increase.

Sales were SEK (Swedish krone) 272.0 million, which corresponds to an increase of 7.0 per cent, or 8.5 per cent adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations. The operating profit was SEK 48.5 million, which equates to an operating margin of 17.8 per cent, while the net profit was SEK40.1 million.

Magnificent seven form 400 Gbps hot-club

22 October 2013

Seven leading networking organisations have formed an group – the CDFP MSA – dedicated to defining specifications and promoting adoption of interoperable 400 Gbps hot pluggable modules.
 
The consortium says its joint efforts will increase customer choice, reduce end-user costs and ensure interoperability to allow the copper cable and fiber optics transceiver market to expand more rapidly.
 

MegaFon opens Europe-Asia trunk line

18 October 2013

Russian telecommunications operator MegaFon has announced the commercial launch of a 8,700km fibre-optic trunk line. The company says the 'Dream' line will be the optimal route for high-speed data transmission between Europe and Asia.

The line extends through Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and was created in cooperation with Kazakhtelecom and Interoute. The route runs from the German city of Frankfurt-am-Main to the Kazakhstan-China border.

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