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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.

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08 December 2021

Rural German supplier, Deutsche Glasfaser has entered into a strategic partnership with Geodesia, the infrastructure construction arm of Altice Group.

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07 December 2021

Bezeq, one of Israel’s largest service providers is upgrading its network to handle increasing consumer, business and wireless IP traffic.

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07 December 2021

Digital infrastructure provider, Equinix is to expand into Africa with the acquisition of data centre and connectivity solutions provider, MainOne.

06 December 2021

Fibre is the best broadband option for consumers concerned about carbon emissions, according to findings from Australasian research firm, Sapere Research Group.

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03 December 2021

UK incumbent BT Group has revealed a business-wide plan to focus and accelerate its efforts to build a better business for its customers, the economy and society at large.

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02 December 2021

Broadband Forum’s latest YANG data model has been released to aid the automation of the control and configuration of access network elements.


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Neos Networks hits target in network expansion programme

02 December 2021

UK provider, Neos Networks has completed a key stage of its Project Edge network expansion programme.

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Fibre industry satisfactory but more could be done, says diversity study

01 December 2021

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the preliminary findings of its Gender Diversity Survey.

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25G PON technology trialled in Turkey

01 December 2021

Türk Telekom is accelerating the build out of its high-capacity network in Turkey.

Fibre Systems Christmas hours

01 December 2021

The Fibre Systems team will finish work for Christmas at the end of the day on Wednesday 22 December and return to our desks on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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CityFibre successfully deploys its first 800Gb/s backbone wavelength

24 November 2021

UK independent provider CityFibre has successfully deployed its first 800Gb/s backbone wavelength.

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GlobalConnect expands FTTH footprint with Open Universe acquisition

24 November 2021

Infrastructure provider GlobalConnect Sweden has reached an agreement with operator Telenor Sweden to acquire SDU fibre assets from the operator and its wholesale company, Open Universe.

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£2.6m grant awarded for 6G tech development

23 November 2021

The University of Glasgow has received a grant worth £2.6m towards the build of a new facility to test 6G communications systems.

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£123m funding secured for UK fibre rollout

16 November 2021

UK operator, Netomnia and ISP, YouFibre, have secured £123m in funding to support their national rollout of full-fibre broadband.

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Santec eyes cable assembly test market with double acquisition

10 November 2021

Santec Corporation has acquired JGR Optics and OptoTest Corp.

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G8 to increase long-haul DWDM network capacity in Brazil

10 November 2021

G8 Telecommunications has committed to increasing network capacity to meet the growing needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies across Brazil.

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New joint venture to bring FTTH to 4m German homes

08 November 2021

Deutsche Telekom has agreed a long-term partnership with IFM Investors, via the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM GIF) to bring gigabit-capable FTTH broadband to more than four million homes in rural Germany.

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SDM subsea cable to link South-East Asia, Australasia and North America

05 November 2021

Hawaiki is launching a new SDM subsea cable linking South-East Asia, Australasia and North America.