SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands at Tuas, Singapore

Singapore’s incumbent telecom operator SingTel has confirmed the landing installation of the submarine fiber optic cable SEA-ME-WE 5 (5th cable route of South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe), that spans from Singapore to France connecting many Asian and European countries on its way. The landing of the submarine cable in Singapore was done at Tuas, which is a Western shore city….

Germany Plans for 10 Billion Euro Investment to Expand Rural Broadband Networks

Germany’s ministry of economy has made plans to deploy high speed broadband networks to the rural areas in Germany. The fund to be allotted to realize this deployment is worth 10 billion euros. Utilizing this fund, the government plans to invest in technologies that provide high speed broadband services to the rural areas by 2025. It is obvious that the…

SCO Approaches PTA for LDI License

Pakistan’s Special Communications Organisation (SCO) has approached Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for the Long Distance International (LDI) service license, which is required for the operation on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This corridor will connect Chinese western cities to the Indian Ocean through Pakistan. The corridor will have fiber optic cables throughout to ensure faster and reliable communication. SCO has…

ARCEP Reports Highest Growth of FTTH in 2015

Telecom regulator in France updates the status of broadband subscription in France. The report reveals extraordinary growth in FTTH subscribers in the country. The full report as published in the site is below; At the end of December 2015, there were 4.3 million superfast broadband subscriptions in use (+44% in a year) of which 1.4 million to a fully fibre…

Fiber Optic Market News 10 March 2016

Conterra deploys fibre network for San Antonio public school Conterra Broadband Services, a provider of private fiber-optic broadband networks, deployed a new all –fiber-optic network to support the data, video and voice requirements of the South San Antonio Independent School District’s16 locations. The multi-gigabit fiber optical network connects all of the district’s schools and administrative facilities to the South San…

Fiber Optic Market News 9 March 2016

Milan to gain ownership of fiber optic cable A fiber optic cable project that started nearly 3 years ago is now in the … This means Milan would have ownership of about 1.7 miles of fiber optic cable … Light Brigade, NeST Introduce India Fiber Optics Training Program Light Brigade, the fiber optic training subsidiary of infrastructure specialist AFL, headquartered…

Telecom Italia Plans Investment of 12 Billion Euros

Presents Strategy Plan for 2016-2018 Telecom Italia management has presented its strategic business plan for the next two years, that is 2016 to 2018 to the trade unions. The information shared by the management to the unions reveals the operator’s investment program during years from 2016 to 2018 and is also based on what the operator could achieve last year….

Lebanon Announces Five Year Growth Plan

Lebanese Telecommunication Minister said that the ministry plans to launch 4G services by the end of 2016 but aims to cover all of Lebanon by September 2016. The ministry is also planning to launch fiber optic services as well. For Fiber optic broadband services, the deployment will start with large corporations, until such services reach every town in Lebanon. The…