YOFC and Shin-Etsu Sign JV Agreement to Make Preform

China’s leading optical fiber and cable manufacturer, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC) and Japan based Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd had entered into a joint venture agreement On 23 June 2015. The joint venture is aimed to produce optical fiber preform, which is the raw material of optical fibers. Both YOFC and Shin-Etsu have agreed to…

Openreach Network Passes 80 Percent of UK Premises

British Telecom says its engineering wing Openreach could pass more than 80 percent of the UK premises with fiber optic network, which corresponds to 23 million homes and businesses. Business and residential subscribers can access t o the high speed fiber optic network services from the service provider. Already around 4.6 million premises are taking advantage of high speed fiber…

Telus Expands Fiber Networks in Northern Vancouver Island

The Canadian telecommunication operator, TELUS has completed a 14 million Canadian dollar worth fiber optic network connecting Northern Vancouver Island. Residents, businesses, healthcare facilities and schools are now able to take advantage of dramatically faster, higher-capacity Internet and data connections. Running 150 kilometers through part of the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations from the Sayward Junction to Port McNeill,…

KKR and Reggeborgh Partner With Deutsche Glasfaser

One of the leading global investment firms, KKR and and Dutch investment firm Reggeborgh (“RB”) have expressed their intention to have partnership with Deutsche Glasfaser for the strong expansion. Deutsche Glasfaser plans, constructs, and operates fiber optic networks in Germany and provides German households and businesses with high speed broadband connections. KKR will acquire a majority stake in Deutsche Glasfaser….

Vox Telecom Acquires FrogFoot Networks

South Africa based Vox Telecom will acquire Internet services company Frogfoot Networks as part of its plan to build its own fiber optic network to serve business clients in South Africa. Vox Telecom in a statement said, the current acquisition will enable the company fast tracking its own fiber strategy by leveraging the existing skills, processes and the installed fiber…

City Of North Vancouver Installs Fiber Optic Network and Traffic Control Management System

The City of North Vancouver’s vision is to become a highly engaging community that celebrates its vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. With this mandate, the City needed to upgrade its legacy communications infrastructure to a technology-advanced fibre-optic network with maximum bandwidth and heightened security. In a press release issued on July 21st, the City of North Vancouver announced the deployment of…