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Tanzania Extends Networks to Rural Areas

Tanzania government signed an agreement with successful bidders to provide telecom services to 112 Wards which were underserved through the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF). Vodacom, Airtel and Tigo and TTCL will provide telecommunications services to 102 wards that are un-served or under-served for a total subsidy of $7.6 million and another 10 wards located in border areas and…

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DS Telecom Aims Fiber Network Expansion

Portugal telecommunication service provider DS Telecom plans to expand fiber optic networks by utilizing the EU funds for which it will participate in the tender. European Union tenders for financing the fiber optic networks will be opened in May 2015. The operator can extend the coverage of its fiber optic network with the help of EU funds made available through…

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Development of Ports to Energize Fiber Optic Markets in Pakistan

A week after the Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan and the subsequent announcement of an economic package of around USD 46 billion to develop infrastructures including fiber optic telecommunications, the south Asian country India has announced plans for the development of an Iranian port. Media in South east Asia see this as a strategic counter from India against the Chinese…

GO Plans FTTH in Malta

Malta’s telecommunication service provider GO will invest more than 50 million euros to launch high speed broadband services through fiber to the home passive optical networks to its subscribers. GO will launch Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) in the coming weeks, giving an initial 33,000 plus households in Malta the opportunity to begin experiencing the next generation of internet services this year. GO…

Rostelecom Upgrades GPON in Penza City

Rostelecom has been busy in upgrading its telecommunication networks in many parts of Russia to provide ultra high speed broadband services to its subscribers. Latest update from the operator says it is continuing modernization of its network in the Altay region. Rostelecom launched a fiber optic network over Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology in the towns of Kulunda and Pavlovsk….

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Edgar Aker Selected as President of FTTH Council Europe

Prysmian Group’s Director for Marketing & Business Development in Netherlands, Edgar Aker has been appointed as the new President of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe. Election of new president was held during the General Assembly in Amsterdam on 22 and 23 April to set the work plan for the coming year. Edgar Aker will chair this position…