M2 Connections to Install Fiber Network in City of Anniston

Anniston City Council approves the proposal for franchise agreement with M2 Connections to install fiber optic network and deliver high-speed Internet services to the businesses in the city. M2 Communications will deploy around 10 kilometers of fiber optic cables in the city to connect to the subscribers. M2 Connections is an Anniston based local company offering broadband services to business…

AFL Acquires AFC

Fujikura owned AFL acquires Australian Fiberoptic Communications (AFC), a company specialized in offering fiber optic and copper cabling products in Australian market. AFC is a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. With this acquisition, AFL expands its reach to the markets where AFC used to supply…

EC to Approve Orange-Jazztel Merger

Orange’s proposal to take over Jazztel will get approval from European Commission. Reports suggest that European Commission is set to vote its approval for the acquisition of Spanish Telecom operator. The France based telecom operator, Orange had proposed 3.4 billion euros for taking over UK based Spanish operator Jazztel. Orange’s acquisition of Jazztel will have implications in Spanish broadband market….

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Russian Navy Disturbs Lithuanian Submarine Fiber Cable Installation

Lithuania claims that its submarine cable installation has been thwarted by the Russian Navy’s bullying behavior. The Russian navy has been accused of deliberately disrupting the construction of an undersea fiber optic cable and power cable that will connect Lithuania and Sweden. Leading construction company ABB designed the cable system named NordBalt cable. This will be the world’s longest high…

ECFiber Expands Fiber Optic Networks

Vermont’s ECFiber (East Central Vermont Community Fiber-Optic Network) extends its fiber optic networks in the towns of Chelsea and Tunbridge passing about 80 potential subscribers on parts of East Randolph Road, Brook Road, Nicholette Road, Hook Road, Burbank Crossroad, Chelsea Line Road, Dickerman Hill Road, and Whitney Hill Road. ECFiber has shown steady growth in its fiber optic deployment. The…

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Alcatel-Lucent to Build Orval Submarine Fiber Optic Link

Alcatel-Lucent will construct the Orval submarine fiber optic cable network in Algeria. Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications, have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system. The submarine fiber optic link spans over 560 km will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. Submarine network construction is expected for completion in…