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Telstra Launches Wavelength Services Based on 400G Technology

Telstra announced the successful commercial launch of wavelength services based on 400G technology provided by Ericsson and Ciena. This achievement significantly increases Telstra’s network capacity whilst reducing power consumption, footprint, and time to market for customers. With this upgrade Telstra is now able to deliver 400G wavelengths in its optical transmission network and between data centers, providing for enhanced customer…

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BT Deploys Nokia 7750 SR-s Platform

British Telecom (BT) is deploying Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR)-s platform to dramatically boost backbone network capacity in preparation for the continued rise in residential and mobile traffic driven by the traffic demands of FTTP and 5G. BT has become one of the first carriers in Europe to deploy Nokia 7750 SR-s platform as it increases capacity to handle massive…

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SEACOM Offers Direct Connectivity from Kenya to Datacenters in South Africa

SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and datacenters located in South Africa. SEACOM’s customers in Kenya will get benefit from this offer. The launch of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade datacenters in Johannesburg and Cape Town has enabled SEACOM to offer direct connectivity. SEACOM’s offering, available to business customers, will…

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Asian Countries Lead the FTTH-FTTB Global Ranking

Asian countries lead the FTTH/B Global Ranking chart published by the Market Analysis Group, IDATE. IDATE on March 14 presented it’s recently updated the global ranking list of countries that have the optical fibers connected to the home (FTTH) or to the building (FTTB). IDATE publishes its findings for FTTH Council Europe and this year during the 16th FTTH Conference…

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ZTT Plans Expansion of Fiber Cable Plant in India

China-based ZTT plans Expansion of its Indian manufacturing units for production of optical fiber cables. The group’s Indian subsidiary, ZTT India Private Limited has signed an MoU with the Economic Development Board (APEDB) of India’s Southern State of Andhrapradesh. ZTT will invest approximately US$100 million for expanding its cable manufacturing operations in Andhrapradesh. The economic development Board of the state…

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Airtel Invites Vodafone for a Joint Fiber Company

In a major strategic move that would redefine the Indian telecommunication market, the Chairman of Bharti Airtel has invited Vodafone Idea to set up a joint fiber optic company to deploy and manage fiber networks in the country. It is estimated that a joint fiber company and common network inventory can save both companies a substantial 25 percent fiber builds….