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Prysmian awarded contract to connect the Cyclades islands to the Greek mainland

The Prysmian Group, which specialises in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately 95 million euro by IPTO (Independent Power Transmission Operator), the Transmission System Operator of the Greek electricity system, for the interconnection between the island of Syros (Cyclades) and the mainland power transmission System in Lavrion, Greece.

1Gbps symmetrical broadband services possible through copper

Two American broadband providers have announced they will be introducing symmetrical 1Gbps FTTH broadband services later this year. This week Bell Labs have demonstrated that this capacity can also be achieved using FTTdp type solutions - setting a new record of 10Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines.

World Cup broadcast 'without error'

The company that provided a fibre system for the World Cup finals in Brazil has claimed that all 64 matches were broadcast 'without error'.

Telebras says 166 terabytes of data were transmitted through a 15,280km optical ring connecting the 12 tournament venues to the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

In all, there were approximately 520 hours of transmission between the arenas and the IBC, from where the images were distributed to more than 200 TV stations across the world.

Fibreone produces fibre jargon-buster

The extensive use of acronyms and jargon in the fibre industry has been highlighted by a company that has produced a handy guide for those new to the field.

Fiberone manufactures fibre optic network solutions for communication network providers. Specialising  in high-quality fibre optic products used in FTTx, CATV, and data centres, the company provides standard and custom fibre optic solutions, from fibre patch cords to patch panels.

Prolabs appoints head of technology

ProLabs, a provider of global optical network infrastructure products, has appointed Giacomo Losio as head of technology to the company.

Losio joins ProLabs from Cisco Systems, where he recently held the position of lead optical design engineer for its transceiver module Group.

Business group gives broadband warning

The UK government should adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high-speed broadband for firms across the UK, according to a business group.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says that, with an estimated 45,000 firms still on dial-up – and many more struggling with speeds lower than two megabits per second (Mbps) – it is clear that while the residential market may be seeing the benefits of high speed broadband, this is often not the case for the business community.

Digital event to explore 'intelligent communities'

A digital event in Bradford is set to explore how investment in new technologies will transform city economies. Key decision-makers will meet at the NextGen Intelligent Cities Conference and Expo to highlight how local, regional and national businesses can boost the economy by exploiting advanced digital infrastructures.

WDM2014 declared 'a grand success'

Organisers and delegates at Next Generation Optical Networking 2014 in the French city of Nice have declared the event 'a grand success'.

More than 600 delegates – considerably more than at last year's event – made their way to the Acropolis convention and exhibition centre in the heart of the city. Aside from a packed programme of debates, visitors were able to meet a wide range of service providers in the exhibition hall to discuss the latest products and trends in optical networking.

Ciena chosen by TeliaSonera International Carrier

Ciena Corporation´s converged packet optical platform has been selected by TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) for the pan-European segment of its global fibre network. By deploying Ciena’s 5400 across its core infrastructure in Europe, TSIC is creating a scalable and flexible OTN-based network that promotes its vision to support service providers with bandwidth- and network-on-demand transport services.

Angola Cables hails DE-CIX agreement

Angola Cables has announced a strategic partnership with DE-CIX, the German internet exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that establishes a long-term collaboration and creates the foundations of what the companies call a 'new neutral interconnection environment in the Republic of Angola'.

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