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Telstra Launches Wavelength Services Based on 400G Technology

Telstra announced the successful commercial launch of wavelength services based on 400G technology provided by Ericsson and Ciena. This achievement significantly increases Telstra’s network capacity whilst reducing power consumption, footprint, and time to market for customers. With this upgrade Telstra is now able to deliver 400G wavelengths in its optical transmission network and between data centers, providing for enhanced customer…

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Vodafone New Zealand Upgrades Submarine Capacity

A six-month project to upgrade Vodafone New Zealand’s entire international optical network is complete, enabling a dedicated, resilient, and diverse set of internet pathways upon which international data can be transferred at millisecond speed. This means Vodafone New Zealand  (Vodafone NZ) is now the only operator in New Zealand offering exclusive-use optical capacity across all three international fiber-optic cables –…

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Prysmian Launches Cables Made of Recycled Plastic Material

Prysmian has launched the first fiber-optic network with cables made from 90% recycled plastic materials that have a record reduced diameter. The innovative solution — to be used by KPN in a pilot project — allows major savings in the use of raw materials and reduced CAPEX. Prysmian, in a press release, announced its support to the Dutch operator KPN…

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Nokia to Deploy AirScale 4G Base Stations at Over 1,400 Sites in Azerbaijan

Nokia today announced that it has expanded the 4G footprint of the Azerbaijan-based mobile operator, Azercell Telecom, with the installation of its AirScale 4G base stations at more than 1,400 sites across the country. Nokia’s AirScale Radio Access solutions will provide Azercell with high-speed mobile connectivity to cater to increased demand as well as providing a clear migration path in…

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South Korean Airport Railroad Express Selects juniper MX Series Routers and EX Series Switches

South Korean Airport Railroad Express (AREX), a commuter railway connecting South Korea’s international airports to its capital city, has selected Juniper Networks’ solutions for its upgrade to a modern all-IP based communications network. AREX is South Korea’s first domestic railway to feature an all-IP based communications network that integrates wired and wireless networks, enabling efficient network deployment as well as…

ElectroniCast’s Outdoor Free Space Optics Market Forecast (2019-2029)

Worldwide Commercial Use of commercial terrestrial FSO Transmitter/Receivers Reached $19.56 Million in 2019 and forecasted to reach $363 million in 2029.    September 18, 2020 – ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market and technology research consultancy addressing the optical communications industry, today announced the report release of their 10-year (2019-2029) global market forecast and analysis study covering the outdoor use of…