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Liquid Telecom Zambia Aims to Connect 100,000 homes

Zimbabwe-based internet service provider ZOL, which is owned by Africa’s leading telecommunication network provider Liquid Telecom aims to connect more than 100,000 houses to its fiber optic network by 2017. ZOL expects increasing demand in the coming years for high-speed broadband services, which is possible through fiber optic networks. The service provider’s Chief Executive Officer, Denny Marandure says the group wants to introduce cheap and affordable broadband service packages to its subscribers in Zambia. The project execution, however, depends on the cost of setting up the required fiber infrastructure and delays of licensing approvals by local authorities and the sector regulator.

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P3 Board Approves Fiber Optic Cable Project in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s P3 Board (Public-Private Partnership) had approved the fiber optic cable network project, that is the “Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission project” to install next-generation fiber optic cables along the 880 kilometers Turnpike and extensions to provide communication capacity for the commission, state Department of Transportation (Pennsylvania’s DOT, PennDOT) and other commonwealth needs. Deployment of fiber optic cables will bring new jobs and business opportunities in the area.

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Coats Group Diversifies to Fiber Optic Market

Leading thread manufacturer, Coats Group has bought two businesses related to fiber optic businesses for a combined value of $45m. Coats hopes to expand its influence in the growing and highly profitable fiber optic market segment.

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Ooredoo Launches 1 Gbps FTTH Service in Qatar

Qatar based telecommunication operator Ooredoo announces the launch of 1 Gigabit per second (1Gbps) broadband service over its fiber to the home (FTTH) network. By offering 1 Gbps, Ooredoo says they are the first in the country to offer such a high-speed broadband service. Ooredoo’s new service would allow its subscribers to download a 3o minute, the 4K quality movie…

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Gibtelecom Plans Massive Fiber Optic Broadband Deployment

The incumbent telecom operator of Gibraltar, the Gibtelecom is planning for a nationwide high speed broadband network. In order to support the front end of broadband networks, the operator is intending for an overhaul of its existing legacy networks by upgrading and or replacing it with fiber optic cables in the backbone. Gibtelecom intends to provide its Gibraltar based customers with ultrafast broadband. Operator’s strategy is to augment its current networks with the latest optical fiber cable network that will be capable of delivering high capacity, high bandwidth services to its current and future customers.

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Iran Aims for a Major Overhaul of Broadband Networks

The ICT Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that his government is looking to boost internet connections in the country to a minimum of 20 Megabits per second within the next five years. The Minister, Mr. Barat Ghanbari says that the scheme will be backed by an investment of USD15 billion, half of which will go to the…