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Ukrainian fibre rollout programme to help bridge digital divide

10 February 2022

The first €3m investment of a €12m national fibre rollout programme designed to bridge the digital divide across Ukraine has been committed.

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EU Chips Act to combat semiconductor shortages

09 February 2022

The European Commission has proposed a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, when it comes to semiconductor technologies and applications.

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FTTH Council Europe postpones conference until May

09 February 2022

The FTTH Council Europe has announced that it will postpone the annual FTTH Europe Conference and exhibition until late May in the wake of current Covid-19 restrictions and governmental measures in Austria and Vienna.

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Norway-UK subsea cable system achieves 800Gb/s line rate

07 February 2022

NO-UK, the submarine cable system between Norway and the UK, has achieved a record-breaking 800Gb/s line rate, which could help to deliver greater capacity, faster speeds and a greener offering through lower energy consumption.

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ISPs, providers act to counteract cost of living

04 February 2022

A number of broadband providers and ISPs have outlined their commitment to helping customers during the current cost of living crisis by freezing their prices for 2022.

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Collaboration confirmed to support UK FTTH rollout

01 February 2022

UK ISP, Giganet has entered into a multi-year agreement with global supply chain solutions provider, Anixter to support the expansion of full fibre, hyperfast service delivery to premises throughout the UK.

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Partnership provides North America expansion potential

01 February 2022

Photonics automated assembly and testing firm, ficonTEC is expanding within North America in partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF)

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Newco created to aid Ireland FTTH rollout

28 January 2022

Irish fixed broadband provider eir has partnered with InfraVia, creating a new fibre company to accelerate FTTH deployment across the Republic of Ireland.

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Vodafone Germany upgrades Mainz network

25 January 2022

Vodafone Germany is expanding its fibre network in Mainz to bring increased capacity to more properties.

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Optical transport demand to reach $18bn in five years

21 January 2022

According to a recent forecast report by research firm, Dell’Oro Group, demand for optical transport equipment is predicted to increase to $18bn by 2026.

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Protanel assumes operation of Peru's fibre backbone

19 January 2022

Peru’s national telecoms programme, Protanel has assumed the operation and maintenance of the national fibre optic backbone network with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

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FullFibre Kickstarts recruitment programme for young people

12 January 2022

UK wholesale network provider FullFibre has announced a new partnership with Kickstart.