Asian Countries Lead the FTTH-FTTB Global Ranking

Asian countries lead the FTTH/B Global Ranking chart published by the Market Analysis Group, IDATE. IDATE on March 14 presented it’s recently updated the global ranking list of countries that have the optical fibers connected to the home (FTTH) or to the building (FTTB). IDATE publishes its findings for FTTH Council Europe and this year during the 16th FTTH Conference…

ZTT Plans Expansion of Fiber Cable Plant in India

China-based ZTT plans Expansion of its Indian manufacturing units for production of optical fiber cables. The group’s Indian subsidiary, ZTT India Private Limited has signed an MoU with the Economic Development Board (APEDB) of India’s Southern State of Andhrapradesh. ZTT will invest approximately US$100 million for expanding its cable manufacturing operations in Andhrapradesh. The economic development Board of the state…

Airtel Invites Vodafone for a Joint Fiber Company

In a major strategic move that would redefine the Indian telecommunication market, the Chairman of Bharti Airtel has invited Vodafone Idea to set up a joint fiber optic company to deploy and manage fiber networks in the country. It is estimated that a joint fiber company and common network inventory can save both companies a substantial 25 percent fiber builds….

BT Enhances Fiber Network Capacity with DCI Platform

British Telecom (BT) has selected Ciena’s DCI Platform to upgrade its fiber netwrok capacity throughout the UK. The DCI Platform that increases the capacity of BT’s existing fiber optic cables will help the operator to meet data growth driven by 5G and its ongoing FTTP deployments. BT is preparing for deployment of 5G services in 16 cities by this year….