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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.

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FTTH Council Europe Reveals Fiber Optic Market Forecasts for 2020-2026

FTTH Council Europe has revealed the fibre optic market forecast for another six years from now in which it is anticipated to have 202 million homes passed with FTTH/B by 2026 for EU27+1 countries. This compared to 2019 is a 2.3-fold increase in the number of homes passed (88.1 million in 2019). Other major highlights include; • FTTH/B take-up rate…

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Vodafone and Sumitomo Announce Strategic Alliance

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects, sharing knowledge and collaborating on new business opportunities in the 5G era.

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Prysmian Files Legal Proceedings for Patents’ Infringements Against Emtelle

Prysmian S.P.A, together with its subsidiary in the UK Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited, today announced to have commenced proceedings for patent infringement in the UK High Court against Emtelle UK Limited (“Emtelle”). Prysmian claims that Emtelle’s FibreFlow products infringe the UK designations of Prysmian’s European Patents EP(UK) 1,420,279 B1 and EP (UK) 1,668,392B1 (“the Patents”) for fibre optic cables….

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Orange Expands Pan-West African Network

At the AfricaTech Festival international trade fair, Orange and its subsidiaries announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-West African Network. This infrastructure is based on a terrestrial fiber optic network, coupled with undersea cables, offering secure connectivity abroad from West Africa. This investment aims to support the digital ecosystem and meets the growing needs for connectivity in the region.

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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…