OFS Demonstrates TeraWave ULL Optical Fiber at OFC 2016

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products and solutions showcased a live demonstration using a combination of Ciena’s Waveserver™ stackable interconnect system and OFS’ TeraWaveTM ULL fiber, illustrating delivery of lower cost per bit transport for customers, with maximum capacity per fiber across extended distances. TeraWave ULL fiber has the largest available effective area…

ADTRAN Conducts Trials for XGS-PON

ADTRAN says they have been conducting several trials to verify the capability to deliver 10Gbps broadband to subscribers. The 10Gbps broadband speed is the coming technological leap in the broadband market to clearly differentiate all-fiber services from copper-based broadband services. ITU-T had approved the standards and many telecom operators have started expressing their interest to study possibilities to deploy XGS-PON…

SandNet Expands Fiber Optic Networks in Sandviken

Sweden’s SandNet plans to invest SEK 50 million to SEK 60 million to expand the fiber-optic network in the Sandviken municipality, local media reports. Around 184 business units and 3,300 residents could gain access to the network outside the town center and in rural areas. SandNet provides broadband services in the Sankviken Municipality. SandNet offers companies, housing associations and private…

Digicel Acquires Curacao’s TRES Networks

Jamaica based mobile network provider Digicel announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire TRES Networks in Curacao. The deal is forwarded to to the Government authorities for approval. Acquisition will be subjected to the approval, the sources close to the matter said. TRES Networks is a fixed and international long distance telecommunications operator and distributor of digital television…

TGA Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands in New Zealand

The much awaited Tasman Global Access, TGA submarine fiber optic cable system is ready for landing at Ngarunui Beach in Raglan, New Zealand. This is the first stretch of the TGA submarine cable and marks the first step in the deployment of 2,300 kilometers long installation to connect neighboring Australia. TGA submarine fiber optic cable system is a joint project…

Rivals Want Turk Telekom to Share Fiber Optic Networks

Reporters of Reuters from Istanbul, Asli Kandermir and Ceyda Caglayan from Turkey reports that a row is brewing over demand for cheaper access to the state-owned Turk Telekom’s fiber optic networks among the telecom service providers. Turkey is preparing to launch 4F cellphone services from next month. The competition will depend on the availability of networks. Fixed line and mobile…