Indonesia Announces Completion of East Palapa Ring Project

Indonesian Government authorities on Monday, 14 October 2019 announced the completion of its ambitious fiber optic project (Palapa Ring Project) to connect the under-developed regions of the country’s east, including the restive region of Papua.

Ciena Upgrades SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Fiber Cable System

The networking systems, services and software company, Ciena announces the completion of a major upgrade to the submarine fiber optic cable system SEA-ME-WE 5. The upgrade will support enterprise data exchange, internet TV, and online gaming and results in a 100 percent active capacity increase of the cable. The work was completed ahead of schedule, which had enabled faster broadband access to users along the multi-regional data superhighway.

Consortium Led by OMERS Buys Stakes in SFR FTTH

A consortium led by OMERS Infrastructure and partners AXA IM – Real Assets, and Allianz Capital Partners will buy minority stakes of SFR FTTH from the parent company Altice Europe N.V. (Euronext ATC, ATCB). The announcement came from Altice states the closing of the sale of a minority equity stake of 49.99% in fiber to the home business of Altice,…

KSITIL Selects BEL for K-FON Project

KSITIL (Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited) has selected a consortium led by Navratna PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for implementing the Kerala Fiber Optic Network (K-FON) in the state. The project worth around US$142 million will deploy optical fiber cable networks throughout India’s Southern State of Kerala. K-FON will provide connectivity to all the government and educational institutions in Kerala….