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Huawei, BT recognized for innovation in optical transmission at GTB Innovation Awards

18/06/2015
 
On June 9, 2015, Huawei and BT were jointly presented with the Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards 2015. This award was “recognition for their close collaboration on the world's first 3 Tbit/s real-time super-channel technological innovation and deployment of 400G OTN on BT's live Belfast-Dublin WDM network,” the citation stated.


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ORC, Southampton, makes ‘record’ 11km high-performance photonic bandgap fibre

18/06/2015
 
Researchers at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton, UK, have successfully manufactured a record 11km of a special type of optical fibre; hollow core photonic bandgap fibre (HC-PBGF), a type of fibre that until now had only been made in lengths limited to hundreds of meters.


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New UNINETT optical network supports remote Norwegian researchers in Ny-Ålesund

18/06/2015
 
In May 2015, the first traffic was sent over the new fibre cable link between Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund, Norway. With that, the world’s northernmost broadband connection was established, opening up new possibilities for the researchers in Ny-Ålesund.


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Deutsche Telekom acquires remaining 49%-stake in Slovak Telekom

18/06/2015
 
Acquisition in line with DT strategy to become leading integrated pan-European telco operator
Deutsche Telekom is acquiring the 49% stake of Slovak Telekom that it does not already own for a purchase price of €900 million, corresponding to a multiple of 3.8x EV/EBITDA. The shares are currently owned by the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic.


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14% boost for broadband equipment market on one year ago – HIS analysis

18/06/2015
 
Improvement driven by GPON, VDSL technologies taking hold
The global broadband aggregation equipment market, including DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH, totaled $2.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a 5% sequential drop, but a 14% gain year-over-year, driven by GPON and VDSL deployments, according to a new report from IHS Infonetics.


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Growth in Spanish FTTH Market

18/06/2015
 
Fibre to the home broadband connections in Spain has shown a steady growth for the past many years and now the telecom regulator CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia) reports that the number of FTTH connections in the country grew to 1.81 million at the end of February 2015. There is a clear trend among subscribers to move towards fibre based broadband services. 


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Data centre interconnection and PON driving market growth

18/06/2015
 
In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the Optical Transport equipment market reached $2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015.  The majority of the optical market’s growth was due to the continuous need for more wavelength division multiplexers (WDM).  In the quarter, the total WDM market, which comprises 76 percent of the optical market’s revenue, grew five percent year-over-year.
 


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Ciena unveils its Waveserver data centre interconnect platform

18/06/2015
 
Ciena has detailed its Waveserver optical transport platform for the burgeoning data centre interconnect market. Data centre operators require power-efficient platforms that can scale to significant capacities over metro and long-haul distances.


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euNetworks launches new Frankfurt to Zurich ultra low latency route

02/06/2015
 
Ultra low latency fibre-based solution to Zurich, delivering market leading latency


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UTEL warns that APAC must recognise the need to fix network faults rapidly

02/06/2015
 
Growth of Fibre to the Home across Asia presents new challenges, says MD


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