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Montserrat Invites RFP for Submarine Fiber Cable

The British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean island, Montserrat has invited proposals from prospective bidders for installation and operation and maintenance of a submarine fiber optic cable system. The selected operator will plan, design, install, commission, test, operate and maintain that includes repairs on behalf of the Government of Montserrat. The Montserrat Submarine Fiber Optic Cable is considered to be…

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Furukawa Completes Expansion of Optical Fiber Production Facility

Furukawa Electric Company announced the completion of production capacity expansion in its optical fiber production facility in the Norcross, Georgia (OFS Optical fiber production). The company announced its expansion plan in 2017 in order to double the fiber manufacturing capacity. The announcement came along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility, attended by the Japanese Consular General, representatives from Gwinnett…

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A Single Cable for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

The US-based fiber optic product supplier AFL introduces a unique single solution for both indoor and outdoor installation environment. The manufacturer’s LQ-Series I/O Plum Loose tube cable is suitable for inside plant and outside plant deployments. The plenum-rated cable possesses characteristics suitable to meet stringent criteria for indoor as well as outdoor environments. The maker in a press release says…

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Vianet Selects Ciena Solutions to Deploy in Nepal

Nepal based internet service provider, Vianet Communications Selects Ciena’s Packet and Optical Platforms to Improve intracity and international Connectivity. With Ciena solutions, the provider can increase transmission capacity over its existing optical networks. There is a surge in demand for high-speed, high-bandwidth services from the land-locked Himalayan nation. In order to meet this unpredictable traffic patterns and a surge in bandwidth demand generated from…

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MIRIS selects Nokia for data centers Across Nordic Region

Norway based real estate and technology firm, MIRIS selects Nokia for urban data centers across the Nordic region. The agreement for a long-term partnership between MIRIS and Nokia will lead to the commercial deployment of Nokia AirFrame Open Edge cloud data center solution in the enterprise market in the region. MIRIS will deploy AirFrame Open Edge data center technology to…

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Japanese Researchers Accomplish the First Step Towards Quantum Internet

Researchers Successfully Demonstrate Quantum Repeaters A team of researchers from Osaka University and Japanese telecommunication service provider, NTT reports a successful demonstration of quantum repeaters by adopting an all-photonic quantum repeater protocol. The achievement by Japanese researchers has far-reaching implications in optical transmission, especially in long-distance optical communications, enabling a quantum internet concept. The theory of an all-photonic quantum repeater…

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Telefonica Secures Funds for its FTTH Projects

FTTH is the Greenest Network in the Market and Telefonica’s investors show confidence in its continuing FTTH projects. The first of its kind in the telecom industry, Telefonica issues a green-bond amounting to euro 1billion for a term of five years. The transaction came after the presentation of Telefonica’s sustainable financing framework to the telecom market. The final book stood…

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Sparkle Expands Network in Cartagena

Sparkle, the global operations division of Telecom Italia (TIM Group), announces the expansion of fiber optic network infrastructure in Cartagena, Colombia. The backbone network expansion in Colombia is carried out in collaboration with its global partners. Sparkle and partners build a new Point of Presence (PoP) considering the fast-growing demand for high-speed, high-bandwidth services generated from Colombia. The new PoP…