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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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11 August 2022

TPG Telecom leveraged technology from Adtran.

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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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09 August 2022

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

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09 August 2022

1,000+ rural Alaskans in five communities along the Yukon River will receive full-fibre internet thanks to a tribal broadband grant funded by the NTIA.

08 August 2022

UK wholesale independent operator Netomnia’s full fibre network now passes 210,000 premises across the UK.


BT, Nokia combine four channels of spectrum on 5G standalone network

08 August 2022

UK incumbent, BT claims that it is the first operator in Europe to aggregate four carrier components (4CC) in a 5G standalone live network.

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117,000 Ontario premises gain fibre access under accelerated internet programme

05 August 2022

Bell is investing heavily in its broadband infrastructure as part of the Ontario Accelerated High Speed Internet Program (AHSIP).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.