Enel Open Fiber Granted Fund for Italian Fiber Broadband Network Deployment

Reuters report from MILAN that Italy’s Fiber optic broadband network provider, Open Fiber has secured enough funds from different sources required to speed up its network rollout throughout the country. Enel in a statement said that the banks, state lender CDP and the European Investment Bank had signed off on a 3.5 billion euro project finance package to help fund the ultrafast broadband network it is rolling out across the country.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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FCC Proposes Stringent Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States has proposed strict broadband privacy and data security rules. Once approved and adopted, these rules could…

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