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Juniper Networks introduces Cloud Metro platform

Juniper Networks is promising better efficiency, future-proofing and lower TCO for metro area networks that migrate to Cloud Metro.

Chinese telcos have deployed 1.6 million 5G base stations: Report

The Chinese government previousy said that the country had reached a 5G penetration of 24.3% Chinese telcos have already deployed nearly 1.6 million 5G base stations nationwide, local press reported, citing Zhang Yunming, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). "Fixed broadband...

Orange, Masmovil start negotiations to merger their operations in Spain

Orange noted that the transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023 Spanish operators Orange and Masmovil have announced the start of exclusive negotiations to merger their operations in the country. In a release, Orange said that each carrier will own 50%...

Fiber broadband is entering its largest-ever investment cycle: Study

An initial US fiber-to-the-home build could be completed by the end of the decade -- if federal dollars are Fiber broadband availability grew by 12% in 2021, but fewer than half of the households in the U.S. have access to fiber-based broadband services, according to...

Nokia and Orange trial fifth-gen optics for 400 Gbps services

The Orange and Nokia trial was performed over a 914 km network between Paris and Biarritz In a recent trial, Nokia and Orange used the Nokia PSE-Vs, the vendor’s fifth generation super coherent optics, to support end-to-end 400 Gbps services across the carrier's network. The trial...

Ciena’s photonic technology to reportedly triple Bharti Airtel’s network capacity

Ciena’s photonic technology is expected to enhance user experiences on Bharti Airtel's impending 5G network India’s Bharti Airtel announced that it deployed Ciena’s 600G and 800G photonic technology in several cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata to increase fiber optic network capacity to enhance...

Huawei denies potential deal with China Mobile to acquire Brazil’s Oi

  Chinese vendor Huawei has denied press reports suggesting that it may partner with China Mobile in a bid to acquire Brazilian telecom operator Oi. "Huawei has no plans or interest to acquire Oi or any other Brazilian carrier. With more than 20 years in Brazil,...

ADTRAN sees opportunity using utility networks for gigabit broadband

Utility companies are looking to expand gigabit broadband in rural areas, says ADTRAN ADTRAN, Inc., an open networking and subscriber experience solutions provider, has developed the Total Access 5000 fiber access platform, a broadband access platform to reduce capital outlay and provide investment protection in service provider network infrastructure. The platform, which also...

5G everywhere as new technologies boost throughput

How far we have come from two-wire analog Plain Old Telephone Systems (POTS) lines to modern methods of communications. While two-wire POTS lines have mostly been repurposed to permit DSL connectivity, the time, effort, and expense seem to be keeping a dying horse alive...

‘Digital equity’ major goal of Chattanooga fiber network

Mayor Andy Berke wants other mid-size cities to leverage fiber for economic development SAN FRANCISCO--The Chattanooga, Tenn., that Mayor Andy Berke grew up in "was a steel and foundry city. It was dying. Downtown was a great place to take a date because you could...

Japan to upgrade fiber optic networks for future 5G deployments

Government providing funds to operators to install new fiber optic infrastructure nationwide The Japanese government is already working to develop better fiber optic and other technologies to meet the future data transmission demands of 5G networks, local press reported. According to the report, these new fiber...

Irish consortium to build subsea fiber optic system between Ireland and France

The subsea fiber system is expected to launch commercial operations in late 2018. Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited announced a partnership with U.S. company Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber optic cable system that will become the only direct...

Colt to expand fiber optic network in Asia

The U.K.-based firm plans to expand fiber optic metro networks in Singapore and Hong Kong this year. U.K.-based enterprise networking provider Colt announced plans to expand fiber optic metro networks in certain Asian countries in 2017. The company said it plans to expand and...

Indus Tower building 500 new cell towers within next year

The firm operates 121,000 cell towers and other sites across India. India-based tower owner Indus Towers plans to invest nearly $15 million to deploy 500 new telecoms sites, including new cell towers, across India within the next 12 months, Indian press reported. Of the...

UK government allocates funds to boost fiber deployments

In addition to fiber funding, the government is urging private operators to contribute to the Digital Infrastructure Fund The U.K. government plans to provide $500 million for a new Digital Infrastructure Fund for the development of fiber infrastructure across the United Kingdom. The announcement is...

Case study: Using millimeter waves to extend fiber

Looking to extend the reach of high-speed fiber Internet service, the city of Santa Cruz, California, along with a technology partner and the local Internet service provider Cruzio, is using millimeter wave radios to provide wireless gigabit Internet service. Millimeter wave spectrum is expected to...

Comcast expanding fiber network, DOCSIS 3.1 offering

Fiber-based 2 Gbps service reaches 18 million Comcast customers; DOCSIS 3.1 extending utility of copper plant Cable and Internet giant Comcast this week announced a major expansion to its high-speed cable Internet offering, which uses the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, as well as noted a...

Fiber optic networks in the U.S.

AT&T, Verizon, Level 3, Birch, Zayo all major players in U.S. fiber optic networks Fiber optic networks play a key role in the evolution of telecommunications services as the increasing demand for data will require communications service providers and the owners of fiber optic networks...

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