Telenet, Fluvius launch newco, move from HFC to fibre

19 July 2022

Belgian service provider, Telenet and operator, Fluvius have partnered to form a new company that will help realise both parties’ ambitions of to provide speeds of 10Gb/s. 

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UK incumbent workers to hold two-day strike

19 July 2022

The UK’s Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced that more than 40,000 BT Group workers will hold a two-day national strike.

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FCC chair calls for 100Mb/s speeds for all

18 July 2022

Jessica Rosenworcel, chairwoman of the FCC has circulated a Notice of Inquiry to colleagues that would kick-start the agency’s annual evaluation of the state of broadband across the country.

Broadband Forum releases specification to aid multi-vendor ONU interoperability

15 July 2022

Broadband Forum has published two documents aimed to help operators reduce the time and cost associated with onboarding new optical network unit (ONU) vendors.

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AT&T achieves 20Gb/s symmetric speeds in production network

15 July 2022

US provider, AT&T has reached 20Gb/s symmetric speeds in its production network using 25GS-PON technology.

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‘Zeus’ subsea route connects UK and mainland Europe

14 July 2022

Zayo has launched the Zeus subsea route connecting the UK and continental Europe via access points in Lowestoft, UK, and Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Construction begins on Fife full fibre network

13 July 2022

Construction of a new full fibre broadband network is underway in Fife, Scotland across the towns of Burntisland and Cardenden.

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Glide Group, Velocity1 acquisition to grow ‘build-to-rent’ fibre footprint

13 July 2022

UK ISP, Glide Group has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of smart city infrastructure firm, Velocity1.

Cleveland provider upgrades enterprise-only network

11 July 2022

Cleveland, Ohio-based provider, Everstream operates a 27,000 fibre-mile network stretching from Duluth, Minnesota all the way to Washington, DC.

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County Broadband invests to create 100 local jobs

08 July 2022

UK alternative rural full-fibre provider, County Broadband has committed to creating a 270-strong team by the end of 2022 to support fibre roll-out across the East of England.

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NEXT submarine cable launches connecting Australasia to US

07 July 2022

Southern Cross Cables has announced the launch of its Southern Cross NEXT cable, along with the implementation and testing of 400GbE services across the 15,840km network.

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Open XR Forum publishes pluggable coherent spec

04 July 2022

The Open XR Forum has published its first approved specification for enhanced network management of pluggable coherent optical technology.