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Furukawa Selects Tangier in Morocco for Fiber Optic Cable Factory

Furukawa Electric will open its new fiber optic cable factory in Tangier, Morocco. We have reported on May 8, 2015, about Furukawa’s intention to establish a new manufacturing facility in Africa. Read the full news here: Furukawa to Build Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Africa. At the time of reporting, the location of the factory was not disclosed. Now it…

World Bank Provides Grant for Undersea Fiber Cable to Samoa

World Bank had approved a grant to build submarine fiber optic cable to connect Samoa. People in Samoa will soon be connected to cheaper and higher-capacity internet access. World Bank officials told, a grant of 16 Million US dollars will be provided to build the fiber optic cable connectivity to the island. The project is expected to bring economic and…

Telus Invests $1 Billion in Edmonton for Fiber Networks

Canada’s Telus will make an investment of 1 billion Canadian dollars to expand fiber optic networks in Edmonton. The operator targets to provide connectivity to 90 percent of the homes and businesses in Edmonton to its high speed, high bandwidth fiber optic networks. One billion dollar investment will stimulate employment and economic growth, and allow healthcare providers, educators and technology…

Telecom Italia Expands Fiber Networks in Pistoia

Telecom Italia expanded its fiber optic networks in the northern city of Pistoia that will be used for delivering fiber optic broadband services while serving as backbone for its mobile services. The provider invested around 3.5 million euros for the expansion. The network is ready and is put in to operation now. Quality of telecommunication services in the northern Tuscan…

ISPs plan new fiber optic network in Vietnam

Fed up with the frequent network breakdowns happening on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine telecommunication cable, local internet service providers (ISPs) in Vietnam are planning for the new cable network.AAG cable has been repaired four times so far this year (2015). The latest repair was just completed last week. These incidents severely affected internet access in Vietnam. Last year,…

du Upgrades Networks to GPON

UAE based telecom service provider du says they are on the process of migration of their fixed telephone line home networks to GPON based system. du has already migrated 50 percent of its subscribers to the new technology. The operator will finish the migration process by the end of this year. du plans to offer 1 Gbps broadband services to…