Zzoomm has invested £18.4m to roll-out its fibre network to Northwich, in Cheshire

Zzoomm selects XGS-PON equipment for ambitious FTTP expansion

04 August 2022

The independent UK operator has partnered with Iskratel.

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UK fibre programme brings free fibre to 17 Manchester sites

04 August 2022

A total of 17 community buildings across Greater Manchester in the UK have been set up with free internet connectivity for five years as part of the UK’s local full fibre networks (LFFN) programme.

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

Verizon upgrades fibre core network capacity for 5G future

03 August 2022

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.

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Fibre network brings Colorado Springs closer to gigabit city status

03 August 2022

Indiana-based independent provider, Metronet has begun construction of a high-speed full-fibre network in Colorado Springs as part of a $130m investment to make the region a ‘gigabit city’.

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Fibre and wireless combine to reduce Italy’s digital divide

02 August 2022

Italian tower operator, INWIT and FTTH operator, Open Fiber have partnered to provide fixed wireless access technology coverage to more than 600 municipalities across the country.

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Subsea cable connecting Isle of Man, Ireland goes live

01 August 2022

A subsea cable designed to strengthen the Isle of Man’s connectivity to Ireland and the UK, with onward connections to continental Europe and the US, is now live.

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Virgin Media O2 bags £4.5bn fibre investment

29 July 2022

Telefónica and Liberty Global, parent companies of Virgin Media O2, have partnered with InfraVia to set up a joint venture to roll-out FTTH to greenfield premises across the UK.

Paul North, head of channel at Giganet

Giganet expands offering via channel partner programme

29 July 2022

UK ISP, Giganet is expanding business opportunities in the channel market with the introduction of a number of new FTTP and Ethernet offerings, thanks to its new Channel Partner Programme.

CityFibre selects XGS-PON equipment for 10Gb/s network build

28 July 2022

The UK independent provider has inked a 10-year supply agreement with Nokia.

University of Strathclyde, UK

Researchers look to 6G technology to help bridge the digital divide

27 July 2022

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have collaborated to help make telecoms more accessible in remote and rural areas via free-space optical communications for 6G.

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Telefonica sells stake in Spanish fibre network, newco created

26 July 2022

Telefónica Group has reached an agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances (CAA) and Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) to set up Bluevia Fibra (Bluevia), a platform to deploy a fibre network in rural Spain.

Fibre exceeds cable for fixed broadband in OECD countries

22 July 2022

Fibre has overtaken cable for the first time as the primary fixed broadband technology across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries.