Telecom Italia Gears up to face the Competition

Italian telecom market updates suggest that the incumbent telecom operator, Telecom Italia has started experiencing the real heat of competition from its rival Enel in the broadband market. Taking the challenge, the operator is reportedly in talks over a deal to swap a stake in its wholesale arm TI Sparkle for fiber optic broadband operator Metroweb. Telecom Italia is holding…

Madeira Plans to Approach EU for Funds to Build Submarine Cable

Madeira plans to approach European Union for funds to build a submarine fiber optic cable branch to connect the Telebras-IslaLink cable to the archipelago. Madeira is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal located in the southwest in the Atlantic ocean. Mr. Miguel Albuquerque, president of the autonomous region wants to get a branching from the submarine cable that…

Mobile Network Operators Will Benefit from FTTx Deployment

Market research firm Research and Markets has published a new report on the business opportunities and the strategies that can help mobile network operators providing FTTx services apart from their mobile services in Asia-Pacific region. The report titled “FTTx Networks and Services for Mobile Operators in Emerging Asia-Pacific: Assessing the Opportunity ” covers existing operators and emerging opportunities in the…

Virgin Media Plans for 1 Million FTTH Connections by 2020

UK based Virgin Media revealed its plan to deploy high-speed broadband through fiber to the home networks to one million subscribers by 2020. The broadband service provider will connect at least 25 percent of the residential and business units that have already been covered by its fiber optic networks. Virgin Media is currently undertaking a £3 billion Project to fiber…

IEEE Honors NTT, Furukawa, Sumitomo and Fujikura for VAD Method

Japanese Telecom operator NTT along with world’s leading optical fiber and cable suppliers such as Fujikura, Furukawa and Sumitomo has been honored by IEEE for their milestone achievement and contribution to the optical communication networks by developing an innovative preform manufacturing method called VAD (Vapor Axial Deposition). The prestigious IEEE Milestone award has been handed over to the representatives of…

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Metrotel Plans Fiber Optic Network Expansion

Argentina’s telecommunication operator Metrotel plans for investment of USD 6.8 million to expand its fiber optic network. The Metrotel’s fiber optic network currently reaches 2,000 kilometres. Metrotel mainly focuses on the corporate segment. The company generated revenues of USD 30.8 million in 2014. Metrotel is owned by local holding Sociedad Comercial del Plata. Read also Conterra Selects Ciena Packet Optical…