Madeira Plans to Approach EU for Funds to Build Submarine Cable

Madeira plans to approach European Union for funds to build a submarine fiber optic cable branch to connect the Telebras-IslaLink cable to the archipelago. Madeira is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal located in the southwest in the Atlantic ocean. Mr. Miguel Albuquerque, president of the autonomous region wants to get a branching from the submarine cable that will connect South America and Europe, which is under planning by the consortium. It is estimated that the project cost would come around 20 million euros for building a branch…

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Mobile Network Operators Will Benefit from FTTx Deployment

Market research firm Research and Markets has published a new report on the business opportunities and the strategies that can help mobile network operators providing FTTx services apart from their mobile services in Asia-Pacific region. The report titled “FTTx Networks and Services for Mobile Operators in Emerging Asia-Pacific: Assessing the Opportunity ” covers existing operators and emerging opportunities in the market. The new report analyses the business case for mobile network operators (MNOs) in the emerging Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to invest in FTTx networks. The report also provides recommendations for…

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40G Parallel & Bidirectional Optical Transceiver Introduction

Speeds in data centers have maintained their growth in the past years, and will continue to do so in the predictable future. High-data-rate systems have become increasingly popular among some enterprises for high-performance computing networks, such as 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) infrastructure, in which 40G fiber optic transceivers and cables are needed to ensure the high-performance and great-bandwidth of the 40GbE system. This article mainly introduces 40G fiber optic transceivers: the pluggable optical Enhanced Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP+), with focus on the bidirectional optical transceivers and parallel optical transceivers….

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Virgin Media Plans for 1 Million FTTH Connections by 2020

UK based Virgin Media revealed its plan to deploy high-speed broadband through fiber to the home networks to one million subscribers by 2020. The broadband service provider will connect at least 25 percent of the residential and business units that have already been covered by its fiber optic networks. Virgin Media is currently undertaking a £3 billion Project to fiber optic network expansion throughout the nation. Around 4 million units, both residential and business have been covered with next generation networks. The service provider is now planning to add 1…

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Mobily Supports Nationalization of Telecom Jobs in Saudi Arabia

While the expatriates working in the telecom sectors in Saudi Arabia is concerned about the nationalization of jobs to the locals, the second largest telecom operator, Mobily said they will reserve the jobs to the nationals following the instructions from the labor ministry. The Arab News today reported that the Mobily officials are in support of the Saudi Government’s strategy to nationalize the jobs in the telecom sector as part of Vision 2030. Mr. Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Farroukh said: “Mobily is proud to be part of this…

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