Why Do We Need to Build FTTH and 5G Networks Together?

FTTH deployments have been increasing worldwide. It has reached a saturation level in many countries, while some countries are making steady progress, others are starting with enthusiasm. At the same time, 5G is a sure thing to come. Both FTTH and 5G needs a lot of fibre on the field. It is wise to invest in both FTTH and 5G in order to save a lot of money. Adding spare capacity to FTTH deployments today significantly reduces 5G rollout costs tomorrow.

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…

BT Deploys Nokia 7750 SR-s Platform

British Telecom (BT) is deploying Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR)-s platform to dramatically boost backbone network capacity in preparation for the continued rise in residential and mobile traffic driven by the traffic demands of FTTP and 5G. BT has become one of the first carriers in Europe to deploy Nokia 7750 SR-s platform as it increases capacity to handle massive…

SEACOM Offers Direct Connectivity from Kenya to Datacenters in South Africa

SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and datacenters located in South Africa. SEACOM’s customers in Kenya will get benefit from this offer. The launch of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade datacenters in Johannesburg and Cape Town has enabled SEACOM to offer direct connectivity. SEACOM’s offering, available to business customers, will…