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Midco commits $500m to 10Gb/s network expansion

14 July 2021

South Dakota cable provider, Midco is investing $500m in its ‘Fiber Forward’ initiative, which will use its fibre network and technology to bring 10Gb/s speeds to customers in the region.

Schematic of the USRN compressor system and comparison with other CMOS-chip based temporal compressors / Light: Science & Applications ISSN 2047-7538 (online) / Choi, J.W., Sahin, E., Sohn, BU. et al. High spectro-temporal compression on a nonlinear CMOS-chip.

Temporal compression system developed to speed-up signal processing

08 July 2021

A team of researchers has developed a temporal compression system that allows an equivalent increase in the number of bits transmitted by light in a fibre network.

Seaborn network overview (credit: Seaborn Networks)

Seaborn upgrades subsea networks with coherent technology

07 July 2021

Seaborn Networks is expanding its shared spectrum services in the Americas.

Collaboration creates fibre network connecting Africa

06 July 2021

Liquid Technologies has partnered with Facebook to build a long-haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Optical communications professionals - we want to hear from you!

02 July 2021

Fibre Systems is looking for manufacturers/vendors, planners, installers, integrators, operators and academics to help shape the topics we cover.

Partnership provides German B2B fibre infrastructure platform

29 June 2021

NGN and Eurofiber have formed a long-term partnership for the German market.

Openreach CommScope investment to aid UK fibre rollout

22 June 2021

UK operator Openreach is investing in CommScope to provide new technology that will help to boost its full-fibre rollout.

United Group invests in DWDM solution for Croatia network build

22 June 2021

United Group expects to invest more than €500m over the next five years to extend its optical fibre networks into new areas and upgrade existing ones.

Researchers make breakthrough in building future quantum internet

14 June 2021

A team of researchers at The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Europe have demonstrated quantum communications over 600km of optical fibres.

Altice enters UK market with 12% BT stake

10 June 2021

Global operator Altice has acquired a 12 per cent stake in UK incumbent BT Group, which will be held by the newly established Altice UK arm of the business.

Sanwa expands offering with Fiberon acquisition

08 June 2021

Tokyo-based fibre connectivity product vendor, Sanwa has acquired network solutions provider, Fiberon Technologies.

Photonics organisations forge partnership

08 June 2021

The IEEE Photonics Society and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) have entered into an agreement to promote joint activities, cross-disciplinary technical dissemination and cooperative programs between membership bodies.