EPB launches community-wide 25Gb/s service

25 August 2022

Chattanooga, Tennessee provider EPB has launched a community-wide 25Gb/s internet service, which will be available to customers on the company’s fibre network.

Andreas Bierwirth, CEO of Magenta Telekom; Dominique Leroy, member of the management board, Deutsche Telekom AG; Stephan Wehrmann, business development director DACH at Meridiam (credit: Magenta Telekom)

Joint venture formed for Austrian fibre investment

24 August 2022

Austrian operator Magenta Telekom has partnered with French investor Meridiam to finance the expansion of its fibre network.

Co-packaged optics market to exceed $1.3bn in 2025

22 August 2022

Market intelligence firm, Communications Industry Researchers (CIR) predicts that sales of specialised co-packaged optical components will exceed $1.3bn in revenues in 2025 and grow to $2.7bn by 2028.

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Scottish fibre network extended

19 August 2022

The Scottish government has committed to a further £36m expansion of the ‘Reaching 100%’ (R100) contracts for gigabit-capable broadband delivery.

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Kent town set for £9.5m fibre boost

17 August 2022

UK independent provider, CityFibre has named Sittingbourne as the next UK town in line for a multi-million-pound investment in its digital infrastructure.

County Broadband selects civil engineering partner for £146m fibre roll-out

16 August 2022

UK-based rural fibre provider County Broadband has appointed NGE as its civil engineering partner to lead its digital infrastructure investment in Norfolk.

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IPG Photonics sells telecom transmission line to Lumentum

15 August 2022

Lumentum Holdings has acquired IPG Photonics' telecom transmission product lines, including optical transceivers and coherent components, in an all-cash transaction.

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IQGeo acquires Comsof, expands market share

15 August 2022

Software developer for telecoms and utility operators, IQGeo is acquiring Comsof and its fibre optic network automated planning and design software for a total consideration of up to €13m.

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Google Fiber to expand US network

11 August 2022

Google Fiber names Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska and Nevada as the five states into which it will expand its FTTP network. The move marks the first major expansion announcement since 2015.

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Australian provider upgrades to gigabit speeds

11 August 2022

TPG Telecom leveraged technology from Adtran.

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BT supports Seacom services in Africa

10 August 2022

UK provider BT has entered into a strategic agreement with African connectivity supplier, Seacom to help the latter secure its infrastructure and deliver new networking, security and communications solutions...

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Google’s Equiano cable arrives in South Africa

09 August 2022

Google’s 144Tb/s, 12 fibre-pair subsea cable will have a direct impact on connectivity throughout the Southern Africa region.