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Orange Plans New West Africa Backbone Network

Orange has unveiled plans to build a new international backbone network to connect many West African countries at the AfricaCom international congress currently taking place in Cape Town. As per the plan, Orange’s new infrastructure will be built around a terrestrial fiber optic network coupled with submarine cables and will benefit from centralized supervision. This multi-regional West African network will…

Map showing Europe, North America and South America with lines indicating the routes of Bursa and Marea submarine fiber optic cable through the Atlantic ocean

Telxius Signs Capacity Agreement with Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier and Telxius announced a landmark agreement for multi-terabit capacity services combining transatlantic capacity from Telxius in the new 6,600 km MAREA cable system and Telia Carrier’s European backbone network. The combination of Telia Carrier’s extensive terrestrial European and North American footprint and Telxius’ newest transatlantic cable assets will not only provide both parties with additional network muscle and…

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Ciena Provides Coherent Optical Platform and MCP Software to Rakuten

The e-commerce giant Rakuten, which received the license to provide mobile services in Japan deploys Ciena’s Coherent Optical Platform and network management softwares. Rakuten is entering to a highly competitive Japanese telcommunicaiton business sector, whih is considered to be one of the matured markets. Rakuten as an emerging mobile provider in Japan has secured licenses for providing telecommunication services. Japanese…

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Sumitomo and Optoscribe Cooperate for Multicore Fiber Components

The UK based Optoscribe and Japan-based Sumitomo Electric have reached to an agreement to cooperate to Multicore Fiber components. The strategic partnership with Optiscribe, which is one of the leading suppliers of 3D glass-based integrated photonics components, and Sumitomo Electric which is one of the leaders in optical fiber, cable and component manufacturing will serve the datacom and telecommunication sectors….

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Rene Descartes Takes Fiber Optic Austral Around Cape Horn

Orange Marine’s cable ship René Descartes sailed around Cape Horn with the Fiber Optic Austral (FOA) cable, the southernmost submarine cable system in the world on 4th January. The ship made its trip to lay the fiber optic cable system on behalf of Chilean operator, CTR (.Comunicación y Telefonía Rural). The Orange Marine cable ship became the first and only…

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UPN Partners With Metroplex for Toyota Music Factory in Irving

US based Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, optical fiber-based communication networks announces their partnership with DFW-based Metroplex Communications to deliver 20 Gigabit Internet to Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas. UPN provides Metroplex Communications a P2P (point-to-point) fiber connectivity from Toyota Music Factory in Irving to Metroplex’s POP at the Infomart Data Center in Dallas. UPN’s…