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A Verizon technician testing 5G service in Houston (credit: Verizon)

Verizon upgrades fibre core network capacity for 5G future

US operator Verizon is giving its fibre core network an overhaul, upgrading older router equipment with the latest 400Gb/s per-port optical technology to help future-proof its 5G network.

Changes to Verizon upper management team

Verizon Communications has named Hans E. Vestberg, executive vice president and president of global networks and chief technology officer. Vestberg will succeed Lowell C. McAdam as CEO, effective 1 August 2018. McAdam – who was named CEO on August 1, 2011, and chairman on January 1, 2012 – will serve as executive chairman of the board through his retirement from the company at the end of the year, after which he will become non-executive chairman.

The long goodbye

Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

SKY Cable selects Calix AXOS for Philippines fibre transformation

Philippines cable operator, SKY Cable is using end-to-end systems from Calix to drive its expansive network transformation to fibre.

The plan is to transform its existing, traditional cable network into an ‘always-on’ software defined network, serving the greater metropolitan areas of Manila and Rizal, as well as Cavite and Laguna. The operator will also deploy AXOS DPx, and Calix WiFi enabled GigaHubs at subscribers’ homes and businesses. The new network will be built end-to-end on Calix AXOS.

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