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…

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…

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…

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…

Rosetelecom Expands in Amursk

The town of Amursk is now connected with fiber optic cables that brings high speed broadband services to the residential and business subscribers, thanks to the deployment done by Rosetelecom crews. Amursk is a town in the Khabarovsk region in Russia. Rosetelecom has been busy in expanding its fiber optic networks to deliver high speed broadband services all over Russia…

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…

SMF&MMF 40G QSFP+ Transceiver Overview

The demand for better network throughput and performance has never ceased. Instead, it has become more and more vigorous. The server consolidation, virtualization, as well as networking-service performance improvements, all these have pushed the necessity for dense 40GbE switch connections in data centers. But when migrating to 40GbE from10GbE, some companies or organizations are challenged by two main factors in…

FCC Clears Charter Communications’ acquisition of Time Warner Cable

The antitrust regulator in the United States had given green signal and cleared a proposal from Charter Communications to acquire the cable giant Time Warner Cable. The merger of two companies will create the second largest cable company in the United States. The Department of Justice and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved Charter Communications (CHTR)…