Huawei Marine Starts Construction of PEACE Undersea Fiber Optic Cable

On November 6, Huawei Marine announced that it had started its survey work and desk study to build submarine fiber optic cable system called PEACE (Pakistan East Africa Cable Express). Huawei in collaboration with one of the key investors Tropic Science Co.Ltd will survey the cable route from Pakistan’s southern coast to the East African region. With initial work underway, the project is targeted for completion in Q4, 2019.

Cellcom Reaches Agreements with Partner Communications for Network Sharing

Cellcom Reaches Agreements with Partner Communications for Network
Israel’s telecom operator Cellcom Israel Ltd (CIL) is in negotiations with another telecom operator Partner Communications Company Ltd (PCCL) or Partner for deploying a common fiber optic network and sharing it by both firms. The legal terms of the long-term agreement states that each party will be entitled to purchase from time to time, as per its needs and at its sole discretion, fiber optic infrastructure services (including Indefeasible Right of Use – IRU) in the other party’s present and/or future fiber optics infrastructure in order to connect residential buildings throughout Israel.

Sky Strikes FTTH Deal with SIRO

UK based satellite TV and broadband player Sky is entering the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) business in Ireland after striking a landmark deal with SIRO. Sky is already into the broadband business in Ireland by providing services over Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) architecture, which is predominant in the UK and Ireland. Sky’s entry will accelerate SIRO’s FTTH deployment.

AFL Announces Commencement of Manufacturing Unit in India

AFL, a 100% subsidiary of Japan based Fujikura and a leading manufacturer of fiber-optic cable and accessories, has revealed its plans to manufacture products to deliver to the datacenter market at its Bangalore (Bengaluru) facility for North American and other Asian markets. AFL will partner with Citadel Intelligent Systems for manufacturing in India and will primarily produce equipment designed for data centres for existing and new customers.