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CDP Supports a Common Fiber Infrastructure

Italian telecommunication investment company, CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti) supports the idea of creating a single fiber optic network to deliver broadband services. The CEO of CDP, Fabrizio Palermo shared his organization’s thinking during a conference in Rome. Significance of CDP’s Thoughts Two active players in Italian High-speed Broadband are Open Fiber and TIM (Telecom Italia) are controlled by the…

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T-Systems Reduces the Number of Data Centers from 89 to 13

Reduce the number of data centers and increase the computing and storage capacity by 25 percent – this is what the T-Systems did in short with their data center transformation project. The transformation project took six years to complete, but the T-Systems has created an example to others on how to effectively manage data centers. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to…

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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…