l-r: Jürgen Schuster (Corwese), Mayor Heinrich Jäckle, Silvia Kleinscheck (M-net) and Tobias Miessl (miecom network service)

M-net, miecom to build fibre network in Lauterbrunn, Heretsried

01 April 2022

Bavarian network provider, M-net is building a new fibre network in partnership with regional regional operator miecom in the Lauterbrunn district of the municipality of Heretsried, northwest of Augsburg.

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Xplornet infrastructure acquisition aids fibre network expansion

01 April 2022

Canadian rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications has purchased the fibre internet infrastructure of the Municipality of the County of Annapolis in Nova Scotia.

Cignal AI: 400ZR module shipments could triple this year

01 April 2022

Network component and equipment market research firm Cignal AI has released its Transport Applications Report for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Deutsche Giga Access expands FTTH network

31 March 2022

Deutsche Giga Access (DGA), a regional wholesale access provider in Germany deploying a gigabit-capable FTTH network to a new area in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany.

l-r: Colin Hutchinson, chief financial officer at Fibrus, Angela McGowan director CBI in NI, and Dominc Kearns, Fibrus founder

Fibrus lands £220m funding for Northern Ireland fibre roll-out

31 March 2022

Northern Ireland's full fibre operator, Fibrus has secured funding worth £220m from a consortium of banks including the UK Infrastructure Bank, to fund fibre roll-out in Northern Ireland.

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EASSy submarine network gets capacity upgrade

29 March 2022

EASSy, a 10,000km submarine cable system spanning Africa’s east and south coasts, is undergoing an upgrade to increase capacity and performance in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Partnership provides high-speed internet boost in Nigeria

22 March 2022

West Africa’s solar-based ISP, Tizeti, has partnered with Microsoft to roll out unlimited high-speed internet infrastructure in Nigeria starting with Oyo State.

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Norway fibre route opens to continental Europe

22 March 2022

Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) has completed its backbone route expansion in Norway.

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Zayo Group completes 1,044km 800G optical wave

17 March 2022

Zayo Group has successfully completed what is believed to be the world’s longest known terrestrial 800G optical wavelength in a commercial network, at 1,044.51km.

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Effect Photonics acquires DSP business from Viasat

09 March 2022

Effect Photonics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire coherent optical digital signal processing (DSP) and forward error correction (FEC) technology as well the associated engineering teams from Viasat.

OFC 2022: tech launches and news

07 March 2022

The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exhibition took place from 6-10 March. Here is a roundup of just some of the technology and product announcements, demonstrations and industry news from the event.

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Vendors joined together for 50-800GbE interoperability demo at OFC

02 March 2022

The Ethernet Alliance successfully hosted an interactive demonstration at OFC 2022.