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China Approves BT for Domestic IP-VPN and Internet Service

In a landmark achievement for the British Telecom (BT), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China has approved its applications for a nationwide domestic IP-VPN license and internet service provider license. BT is the first international telecommunication provider to get the licenses in China to provide IP-VPN and Internet services. What BT Can do? The two licenses…

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Leoni-Hengtong JV to Start Single-Mode Fiber Production in Germany

Germany’s Leoni and China-based Hengtong groups have signed a Joint-Venture agreement for mass-production of single-mode optical fibers in Jena, Germany. Leoni’s subsidiary j-Fiber has production facilities in Jena for optical fibers that are used for telecommunication and special applications. The JV will utilize this plant to start production and serve the cable makers not only in Europe but to the…

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CEBF Announce RuNe FTTH Project in Croatia

Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF) announces its first investment in collaboration with Vahta RuNe Project in Croatia. CEBF has signed an agreement with Vahta d.o.o. (Slovenia) and 3T Cable d.o.o. (Croatia) to set up RuNe Group (Luxembourg), which will be the window for investment and responsible for FTTH deployment. RuNe stands for Rural Networks. As per the plans, the team…

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Huawei Marine Completes Second Upgrade on WACS

Huawei Marine announces the completion of the second stage of upgrade on the WACS (West African Cable System) submarine fiber optic cable system. Huawei Marine signed the contract for the second upgrade of the cable system with the consortium partners in February 2018. The upgrade realized 32*100G wavelengths configured on the longest optically amplified single fiber span stretching 11500km from…

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China-Pakistan Fiber Network Goes Live for Commercial Use

The China-Pakistan Fiber Optic Project has gone live and now put into commercial use. The 820 kilometers long optical link connects Rawalpindi in Pakistan and the Khunjerab in China. Known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor communication project, the optical link has particular importance to both countries. The Special Communications Organization in Pakistan, who was overseeing the project commented that the…

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Ericsson Launches Solutions for Cellular IoT

Leading ICT solutions provider, Ericsson today announced its plans and Outlined the evolution of cellular IoT in four segments leveraging new capabilities with 4G and 5G to tap growth opportunities from industry digitalization. Ericsson introduced Broadband IoT and Industrial Automation IoT as new segments in addition to Massive IoT and Critical IoT. Ericsson also launched solutions for IoT enhancements and…