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…

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…

PCCW-HKT Grabs Best Broadband Carrier Award

Hong Kong incumbent broadband service provider PCCW-HKT has won the Best Broadband Carrier award in 2015. Last year the award was won by its rival Hong Kong Broadband Network this year. PCCW-HKT’s revenue has also gone up by 3 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. HKT’s revenue in 2014 was USD 2.57 billion. The service provider credits greater…

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2.3 Million FTTH Homepass in Netherlands

Media reports suggest that the total number of homes passed with optical fibers in The Netherlands has crossed over 2.3 million. In the past year, that is in 2014 itself, the service providers in the country could add more than 370,000 subscribers to the fiber to the home high-speed broadband networks. It is estimated that there are around 7.76 million…