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 $750 million over and above existing government programs. CRTC admits that the broadband internet access services are necessary to the quality of life for Canadians and empowers them as citizens,…

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100G QSFP28 Optical Transceiver

For more information email: allen@shlinkco.com SH’s SHQP-100G-LR4-10 QSFP28 transceiver module is designed for 100 Gigabit Ethernet links over 10Km single mode fiber. It is compliant with IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-LR4/. Digital diagnostics functions are available via an I2C interface, as specified by the QSFP+MSA.           Features: Supports 103.1Gbps aggregate bit rates Single 3.3V Power Supply and Low Power dissipation Up to 100m transmission on MMF OM4 and 10km/2km over SMF. Hot-Pluggable QSFP Footprint Class 1 FDA and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety Compliant RoHS6 Compliant Operating Case Temperature Standard: 0~70°C Compliant with QSFP MSA…

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First Phase of AP Fibre Grid Will be Ready by July

The first phase of the Fibre Grid Project in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh is progressing as per plans and is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2016. News from India says that the ambitious project for broadband connectivity in the state has been already identified by the central authorities as a model that can be adopted by other states for fiber deployment. The first phase of the project aims yo deploy 16,000 kilometers of aerial fiber optic cables. The whole project needs around 22,500 kilometers of…

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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 deployed FTTH on a commercial basis and tested with 100Mbps bandwidth. The newly launched program includes planning fiber network while the building is under construction; making each home fiber ready. Customers buying…

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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 past February. Meanwhile, the company announced plans in September 2015 to build a new data center in Montral to complement the 4Degrees data center in Qubec City it acquired the…

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