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Facebook to launch transatlantic subsea cable

08 October 2021

Facebook is to launch its first subsea cable connecting Europe to the U.S.

Collaboration created to aid 400G pluggable transition

08 October 2021

Microchip Technology and Acacia have teamed up to help enable the market transition to 400G pluggable coherent optics for data centre routing, switching and metro optical transport network (OTN) platforms.

LightCounting: Ethernet market on track for record growth this year

07 October 2021

LightCounting has released its High-Speed Ethernet Optics Report for September 2021.

Submarine cable trialled using multicore fibre

07 October 2021

NEC Corporation, alongside subsidiary OCC Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries, have completed the first trial of uncoupled 4-core submarine fibre cable.

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Broadband Forum open source project to bring 5G benefits to fixed-line

06 October 2021

Broadband Forum has revealed its latest project, Open Broadband – WWC Reference Implementation for 5G-RG (OB-5WWC).

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TDC NET upgrades Danish fibre network

06 October 2021

Danish broadband and mobile network provider TDC NET is building a fibre network with a coverage of approximately one million homes ready for connection.

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Delta Fiber acquisition to aid ambitious Netherlands target

05 October 2021

Investment firms EQT and Stonepeak have agreed to acquire Netherlands provider, Delta Fiber.

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Sonic expands Oakland network with 10G Combo PON technology

30 September 2021

California ISP, Sonic is expanding its network into Oakland to support both existing GPON services and new XGS-PON services to deploy a future-proof FTTH network

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Joint venture to provide German FTTH opportunities

24 September 2021

Liberty Global’s investment arm, Liberty Global Ventures is partnering with private equity firm, InfraVia Capital Partners.

Updated market forecasts revealed to 2026 at FTTH Conference Europe

15 September 2021

The FTTH Council Europe has released two new reports at the virtual FTTH Conference Europe event.

BT trials quantum-secure communications over hollow core fibre

13 September 2021

UK incumbent operator BT has conducted a trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) over hollow core fibre cable, from Southampton University spin out, Lumenisity.

Crosslake Fibre to build submarine network across English Channel

10 September 2021

Crosslake Fibre is using coherent optical technology and advanced analytics apps to build a new seamless submarine cable and terrestrial GeoMesh Extreme network between the data hubs of Slough, UK, and Paris, France.