Infinera deploys DTN-X platform across UK railway

08 December 2014

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, in partnership with leading digital communications company Telefónica UK, has announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across Network Rail’s railway infrastructure in the UK.

ITU approves

08 December 2014

ITU members last week gave final approval to, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires.

Gigaclear continues FTTH roll-out in Oxfordshire

01 December 2014

UK fibre broadband operator Gigaclear has announced a string of current and forthcoming network activations in its home county of Oxfordshire, UK. It recently activated six villages across Otmoor and has now made three more networks live in the villages of Wootton, Standlake and Forest Hill.

Gigaclear will be continuing with further rollouts across the remainder of Wootton, including the Boars Hill area and another new network starts construction this month across Kingston Bagpuize and Southmoor.

Asia-Pacific reaches 100 million people receiving Fibre-to-the-Home

01 December 2014

New figures, shown by analyst house Ovum’s latest statistics, have revealed that 100 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are now subscribed to Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services. The announcement was made by the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, which promotes and encourages the adoption of fibre technologies.

New technique to produce next generation photonic chips

01 December 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips. The high refractive index of silicon makes optical structures the size of a fraction of the diameter of a human hair possible.

Alcatel Lucent transfers OMSN R&D to SM Optics

01 December 2014

Alcatel-Lucent, a specialist in IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology, has announced the transfer of R&D activity responsible for optical multi-service node (OMSN) platforms, including the 1850 TSS product family and related network management systems, to SM Optics, an Italy-based SIAE MICROELETTRONICA company.

Greentouch new technology improves energy efficiency of data communications networks

25 November 2014

GreenTouch, a global consortium dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of data communications networks, has announced two new technology innovations, both significant milestones in network energy conservation.

Xtera partnership to develop submarine cable technology

25 November 2014

Xtera Communications, a provider of optical networking solutions, has announced that it will award a research contract to Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), a leading research centre for telecommunications in Berlin, Germany.

Isles of Scilly get super-fast broadband

24 November 2014

Super-fast fibre optic broadband has arrived on the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands on the extreme south-west of the country, out in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End. BT has just completed the multi million pound project, one of the most ambitious in the UK, and the first customers are already using the high-speed services. Isles of Scilly households and businesses now have access to broadband speeds up to 80Mbps, which is ten times faster than the previous maximum of 8Mbps. 

Wavelength prices fall, but price disparities still exist

20 November 2014

New submarine cable construction and upgrades to existing systems have expanded capacity, increased competition, and lowered unit costs, driving down bandwidth prices around the world. However research from the Telecommunications analyst company TeleGeography, large differences in the cost of services exist across different submarine cable networks.

CALIENT Build Fiber-Optic Networks to Support 4K UHD TV for Remote Broadcasting Trucks

20 November 2014

CALIENT Technologies, a provider of optical circuit switching technology, has announced it is working with remote broadcast production industry leader CP Communications (Elmsford, NY), to develop a new fibre-optic network supporting 4,000-pixel resolution (4K) ultra-high definition television for its next-generation live sports and event broadcast production trucks.

Kazakhtelecom JSC Completes Successful 100G Field Trial with Coriant and Juniper Networks

20 November 2014

Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kazakhstan’s leading service provider, has announced it has successfully demonstrated a nationwide 100 Gigabit-per-second (100G) optical network connection in a live field trial.

This live trial is part of a series of expansion projects for Kazakhtelecom JSC. The company is working to expand its high-performance and high-bandwidth fibre optic network to transmission rates of 100G addressing the ever-increasing demand for faster, more reliable and cost-efficient broadband business and consumer services in Kazakhstan.