Prysmian Bags Supply contracts for USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier

World’s leading fiber optic product supplier Prysmian bags a US$2 million contract to provide fiber optic cables for aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. The fiber optic cable manufacturer who has their North American headquarters in Lexington will deliver fiber optic cables from its manufacturing facility in the United States. The fiber optic cables will help prevent water from migrating…

Enel Plans to Bid for Controlling Stake in Metroweb

Adding fierce competition to the incumbent telecom operator, Telecom Italia, the utility company cum broadband network provider Enel has announced its plans to bid for a controlling stake in Metroweb. Partnership with Metroweb would add value to Enel’s efforts to build nationwide fiber optic network to deliver high speed broadband. The Milan based Metroweb is one of the broadband network…

Alpha Technologies to Build Fiber Network in South Charleston

The Charleston Gazette-Mail news-portal reported that the city council of South Charleston has approved a resolution that will allow Alpha Technologies Inc. to start deployment of fiber optic network and related infrastructures in the city. The right given to Alpha is non-exclusive. On Thursday’s meeting, the city council approved the resolution through a unanimous voice vote. Alpha had started the…

Telefonica to Offer Symmetric Services in Spain

Spanish telecom giant, Telefonica (Movistar) will begin to roll out a symmetric 30 Mbps and 300 Mbps broadband service over its fiber networks starting from 7th May. By offering symmetrical download and upload speeds, Telefonica is now updated with its rivals. The new symmetric service will be available for free to all new Movistar Fusion subscribers as well as existing…

Telus Plans Investment in Edmonton

Canadian Telecom operator, TELUS has disclosed its plans to invest $275 million in new infrastructure and facilities in Edmonton this year to connect even more homes and businesses directly to TELUS’ gigabit-enabled fibre optic network; increase wireless capacity to meet growing demand; and to improve the reach, speed and capacity of TELUS’ high-speed Internet. This significant investment is part of…

BT Plans Fibre Broadband to 2 Million Subscribers

UK’s telecom regulator Ofcom suggests the incumbent operator BT (British Telecom) to invest in a multibillion-pound network upgrade programme, including laying ultrafast fibre-optic broadband lines to around two million homes and businesses. Leading national newspapers have reported that BT is fighting its battle to keep its network division, Openreach. The chief executive of BT, Gavin Patterson is expected to announce…