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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….

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TE and Vodafone Egypt Partner for Network Sharing

TE (Telecom Egypt) and Vodafone Egypt have reached to an agreement on telecommunication infrastructure sharing. The telecom companies have signed a two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of US$620 million. The transmission agreement covers the current networks of Vodafone in Egypt and the investments they will make in the future for domestic transmission services for both…

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China Approves BT for Domestic IP-VPN and Internet Service

In a landmark achievement for the British Telecom (BT), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China has approved its applications for a nationwide domestic IP-VPN license and internet service provider license. BT is the first international telecommunication provider to get the licenses in China to provide IP-VPN and Internet services. What BT Can do? The two licenses…

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Leoni-Hengtong JV to Start Single-Mode Fiber Production in Germany

Germany’s Leoni and China-based Hengtong groups have signed a Joint-Venture agreement for mass-production of single-mode optical fibers in Jena, Germany. Leoni’s subsidiary j-Fiber has production facilities in Jena for optical fibers that are used for telecommunication and special applications. The JV will utilize this plant to start production and serve the cable makers not only in Europe but to the…

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Furukawa Completes Expansion of Optical Fiber Production Facility

Furukawa Electric Company announced the completion of production capacity expansion in its optical fiber production facility in the Norcross, Georgia (OFS Optical fiber production). The company announced its expansion plan in 2017 in order to double the fiber manufacturing capacity. The announcement came along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility, attended by the Japanese Consular General, representatives from Gwinnett…

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Telefonica Secures Funds for its FTTH Projects

FTTH is the Greenest Network in the Market and Telefonica’s investors show confidence in its continuing FTTH projects. The first of its kind in the telecom industry, Telefonica issues a green-bond amounting to euro 1billion for a term of five years. The transaction came after the presentation of Telefonica’s sustainable financing framework to the telecom market. The final book stood…