One of India’s leading fiber optic product suppliers, HFCL (Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) has won contracts worth around US$185 million for the supply of electronic equipment to build fiber optic backbone networks for the armed forces. The advanced purchase order for procurement has been issued by the State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), the national telecom operator in India which is responsible for the deployment. The backbone network will utilize Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology to deliver optical signals.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) says the mobile operator Grameenphone has provided internet services to Sonali Bank, which is a violation of country’s telecom rules. Grameenphone deployed fiber optic cables to provide digital connectivity and provide online transactions of the Sonali bank, which the regulator noted as against the licensing rights given to the Grameenphone and termed the network as illegal.
Regulation and control is the mantra now for telecom regulators worldwide. Romania’s Anti-trust agency, Competition Council has initiated a series of investigation to probe the NetCity Telecom’s policies that the regular says is discriminatory. It is alleged that the NetCity, which operates the Bucharest’s underground fiber optic networks had established a dominant position and implemented restrictions that make sharing of the network difficult.
The partners of APX-West Submarine fiber optic cable system has reached to an agreement on the implementation and operation and have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The partners Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra jointly announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a new international submarine cable, APX-West. APX-West will connect Perth in Australia and…