Which Company Starts Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing Plant in Egypt – YOFC or Huawei?

There has been a news spreading in the industry that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier Huawei starts its first fiber optic cable manufacturing company in Egypt. It is confirmed that the news came out of Egypt after the ICT exhibition at Cairo that was held in December 2016 and after a meeting with the Chinese firms with the Egyptian ministry of telecommunications. Chinese cable maker YOFC expressed their interests to start manufacturing of fiber optic cables in Egypt n a meeting where Huawei officials were also present. Somehow the reporter…

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Uniti Fiber Invests in Quad Cities

Florida-based Uniti Fiber on Tuesday announced its plans to offer Ethernet services of up to 200 Gbps in the Quad-Cities, twice the speed will hat is available in the cities now. The company said the state-of-the-art data transport system is attractive to the firms that move large packets of data electronically, such as medical centers and schools. The Quad Cities is a region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern consisting of four principal cities: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois. These 4 cities…

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Light Source Communications Plans to Build New Fiber Route

US based dark optical fiber network provider, Light Source Communications will build a new intercity dark optical fiber route in Georgia. The project is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017. The new fiber optic route, which is designed to have length of around 320 kilometers will connect Atlanta and Augusta and pass through Athens. The network construction on the new fiber optic route is expected to be completed in 2018. The new route will include eight neutral colocation sites to provide space and power. Once the new…

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PLDT Reveals Expansion of Networks in Mindanao

Philippine’s national telecom operator, PLDT Inc. revealed its plan to invest in three ICT projects in Mindanao province that essentially involves expansion of fiber optic networks to increase capacity. The planned expansion will enable the operator to offer better services to it’s business and residential subscribers in the area. All three projects will link Davao city with the rest of the country for better connectivity. The three ICT projects constitute PLDT’s fourth cable landing station, seventh state-of-the-art Innovations Laboratory (Innolab); and eighth data center. Davao City is a highly urbanized…

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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 $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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