Omantel Invests in Extensive International Fiber Optic Network

The new communication cable system will connect Europe and the Middle East, passing through Russia and Iran. The cables that will be laid to make the communication network will be a combination of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic cables. European countries and Iran could be covered with the proposed terrestrial fiber optic cables. The sea between Iran and Oman has to be covered with the laying of undersea fiber optic cables.

Vodacom to Install Its Own Fiber Optic Network

Vodacom announced its intention to deploy fiber optic cables by itself and for its own use in Mozambique. This is against the policies that are being initiated by the telecommunication regulatory authority in Mozambique, which asks the competitors to share their network so that investment in telecom infrastructure could be effectively utilized. However the South African mobile phone company Vodacom operating in Mozambique has rejected the recommendations from the Mozambican regulatory body, the INCM (National Communications institute of Mozambique) that basic infrastructure should be shared between telecommunications operators, and instead it is pushing ahead with its own network of fiber-optic cables.

Glo 1 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands in Ghana

Glo 1, a high capacity undersea fiber-optic cable, has today connected Ghana to West Africa and Europe. The 9,800km long submarine cable network, the first project of its kind to be executed entirely by a single organization, berthed on the beaches of Osu, in Accra.

Verizon Decides to Deploy MDU Cables from OFS

We heard such a good news from OFS press release that Verizon Communications Inc. had decided to procure and install OFS’ EZ-Bend® multiple dwelling units (MDU) drop cable which Verizon will use in their MDU FIOS applications.   OFS’ leading MDU drop cables will support cost economical installation of fiber to the home or fiber to the building. Optical fiber deployments at the premises have to be cost-effective in order to make it attractive to the subscribers.

FTC Selects Occam for GPON Solutions

Occam Networks official press release announced that Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) has selected their latest Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and GPON FTTP options to deliver IPTV to its deepest rural and highest density service areas. Farmers Telephone company is already using Occam’s Multiservice access platform BLC 6000 to build its internet broadband network.

New Conference Planned to Promote FTTH in the Middle East

The Middle East Group of FTTH Council Europe today announced plans to host its first regional Middle East event, providing service providers, investors, regulators, and other prospective FTTH stakeholders of the Middle East region with valuable insights into the business and technical solutions to next-generation broadband deployment. The two-day event, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jordan’s capital city Amman, will feature a conference programme filled with case studies, regulatory debate and technical best-practice alongside a dedicated exhibition showcasing the latest FTTH products. Delegate registration for the event will open on 30th July.