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CRTC Declares Broadband Internet a Basic Telecommunication Necessity

Canada’s communication regulator CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) declares that the broadband access internet service is a basic telecom service for all citizens. CRTC also intends to accelerate the deployment of broadband services in the country. The official new release reveals CRTC’s plans to set ambitious new speed targets and creating a new fund that will invest up to…

Connect Broadband Partners with Huawei for Fiber Project

India based broadband services provider Connect Broadband has partnered with Huawei to create Fiber Connected Smart homes. Under this partnership program, renowned builders and architects were invited to witness the benefits of FTTH technology over legacy technologies and were provided with technical know-how on deploying fiber cables in buildings at the time of construction. Connect Broadband reports it has already…

Videotron adds Ciena packet-optical transport systems to fiber-optic network

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has supplied its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to Canadian service provider Videotron. The packet-optic transport systems will enable the Quebec-based telecommunications provider to leverage its fiber-optic network to offer such advanced services as 4K TV and colocation. Videotron has offered Ultra HD set-top boxes since last year and began offering sports programming in 4K this…

Minister Inaugurates Fiber Optic Stations in Lebanon

Lebanese Telecom Minister Boutros Harb said his government intends to deploy fiber optic networks throughout the country while inaugurating two fiber optic stations in Rabieh and Serhal hospital. He told his ministry is taking necessary steps to spread this new service to Beirut and other regions soon. Harb said the new fiber optics stations are part of his plan to…

OBC Targets 2020 for Full Broadband Connectivity

Oman Broadband Company (OBC) the special purpose vehicle dedicated to the deployment of broadband in the Sultanate of Oman for a full coverage of broadband networks by 2020. The entire country will be covered by broadband by 2020, using any means available depending on the landscape, Talib Al Rashdi, business relations manager at Oman Broadband said. OBC will cover the…

Dominican Republic Frames New Broadband Policy

The President of the Dominican Republic and candidate for reelection for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), has launched the “Digital Republic” programme for 2016-2020, with the goal of converting the country the Caribbean islands’ centre for new technologies. Around 950,000 students and teachers of the public education system will be given computers free of charge from 2017. By providing free…