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Coherent subcarrier aggregation technology trialled in UK fibre roll-out

03 March 2021

UK cable operator Virgin Media has trialled network technology that provides new ways to roll out multi-gigabit speeds.

Optical transport market reached $16bn last year, amidst Q4 decline

03 March 2021

Dell’Oro Group has published its latest Optical Transport Quarterly Report.

Radius expands Northern Ireland footprint with Rainbow acquisition

03 March 2021

Radius Payment Solutions has acquired Belfast-based independent operator, Rainbow Communications.

FTTH growth in Chile hits nearly 38 per cent

02 March 2021

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its latest report, which reveals that deployment of high-speed networks continues to grow in Chile.

Test partner selected for UK fibre roll-out

02 March 2021

UK digital infrastructure provider, Openreach has selected the optical network monitoring system (ONMSi) from Viavi Solutions to accelerate its full-fibre broadband deployment across the country.

Researchers use subsea cables to detect earthquakes

01 March 2021

A team of seismologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in partnership with optics experts at Google, have developed a method to use existing subsea cables to detect earthquakes.

£30m partnership brings full-fibre to Liverpool City

25 February 2021

The UK’s Liverpool City region is to benefit from a full-fibre, gigabit-capable network following the announcement by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram of a £30m partnership.

400G ZR+ successfully trialled over more than 1,000km

24 February 2021

Windstream Wholesale has completed a live network trial in which it successfully deployed 400Gb/s single-wavelength transmission over 1,027km across its long-haul network between Phoenix and Los Angeles.

KKR’s Telefónica Chile acquisition to provide open access network

23 February 2021

Investment firm KKR has entered into a $1bn agreement with Telefónica to create an open access wholesale company in Chile.

Broadband Forum points to harnessing copper for fibre benefits

22 February 2021

Broadband Forum’s latest technical report has highlighted how fibre-based access could be provided using existing copper infrastructure instead of installing fibre to end-users’ premises.

$300m submarine cable project to connect US and Panama

18 February 2021

Ocean Networks (ONI) is to launch a submarine cable system linking Florida to Panama.

Researchers successfully measure backscattering in hollow-core fibre

16 February 2021

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK and Université Laval in Canada, have successfully measured back-reflection in next generation hollow-core fibres.

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