Telus to Bring Fiber Optic Broadband to Surrey Residents and Businesses

TELUS is investing $250 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Surrey directly to its fibre optic network. Planning is currently underway, and construction work will begin in the coming weeks. TELUS anticipates connecting all homes and businesses before the end of 2018. “Direct fibre connection unleashes infinite possibilities now and into the future,” said Tony Geheran, TELUS Executive Vice-President and President of Broadband Networks. “Surrey is the second largest municipality in the province, and this generational investment will dramatically improve Internet speed and…

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TE Subcom and Ciena Agree to Co-operate on Open Submarine Cable Solutions

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in submarine network technology, and Ciena, a leading network strategy and technology company, have agreed to an alliance that furthers the advancement of open submarine cable networking solutions. Customers seeking a single point of contact for both wet plant and dry plant will have the option to combine TE SubCom’s advanced wet plant designs and marine installation with Ciena’s industry-leading 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic™ coherent optics, to create a powerful and flexible next-generation undersea cable system. The…

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UPN Provides Custom Connectivity Solutions for ICS

Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, is pleased to announce a recent partnership with Iowa-based Internet, TV, and technology solutions provider, ICS. UPN will provide ICS with multiple high-speed EIA connections as well as a custom dark fiber solution. “Our carrier-grade, 100 percent fiber-optic infrastructure will give ICS a secure and scalable connection that’s easily upgradable to 100 gigabit,” said Stephanie Tullis, Regional Sales Director. “With our dark fiber solution, ICS will be able to manage their own robust, dedicated fiber-optic network with virtually…

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Huawei Marine Starts Deployment of Kamchatka-Sakhalin Submarine Fiber Link

Huawei Marine and Rostelecom started the construction of submarine fiber optical telecommunication line (SFOTL) connecting Kamchatka and Sakhalin. The construction of this 900km submarine cable constitutes the second phase of the Far East cable system that connects the regions of Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magadan, and will be commissioned in Q1 of 2017. The new submarine cable backbone infrastructure will provide high-speed broadband internet access to the population of Kamchatka krai and Magadan oblast. Phase One connecting Sakhalin – Magadan was completed in 2015 along with the land-based telecommunication network on the Kamchatka peninsula….

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Winstream Expands Fiber Network in Nashville

Expansion is part of Windstream’s multi-city campaign to connect even more data centers & commercial buildings to company’s national backbone  Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Nashville area. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects even more local data centers and commercial buildings with Windstream’s high-speed, highly available nationwide fiber network. “This is a big, ambitious project that will have a major economic impact on…

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