euNetworks Expands by Acquiring The Loop

euNetworks Fiber UK Limited (“euNetworks”), a Western European bandwidth infrastructure company, announced that it has acquired 100% of the shares of The Loop Manchester Limited (“The Loop”), from Gamma Telecom Holdings Limited (“Gamma”). The Loop is a duct and sub-duct based fiber network in Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. The Loop launched in 2012 and has a unique duct…

European Union Opens Investigation Against Chinese Cable Dumping

Reuters reports that the European Union has opened two investigations into Chinese cable exporters to assess whether optical fiber cables are being sold in the bloc benefiting from unfair subsidies. The European Union sees China as a systemic rival and has 23 investigations underway into various products exported from the country. If the investigations follow actions to regulate the shipment…

Sumitomo Succeeds Mass Production of Ultra Low Loss Optical Fiber with 0.14 dB/km

Japan-based Sumitomo Electric announced in a press release that the company had succeeded to produce Ultra Low Loss Optical fibers on a massive scale. Sumitomo has achieved the World’s lowest ever recorded attenuation of 0.14 dB/km at 1550nm for the optical fibers and is now capable to produce it commercially. The commercial production is planned for January 2021. Sumitomo recorded…

5G Rollout Creates Jobs in the UK

Ericsson in a press release announced that its 5G rollouts in the United Kingdom will create up to 800 jobs by 2022. Ericsson takes a leading role in accelerating the UK’s deployment of 5G and delivering the next generation of connectivity and will thereby create jobs in the UK.