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Deutsche Telekom Plans to Deploy 60,000 km Fiber Optic Network in 2019

The incumbent telecommunications service provider, Deutsche Telekom announced its plans to deploy 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber network in 2019. The announcement came when the provider revealed its plans for 2019. Deployment of fiber optic network is key to achieve other plans. Deutsche Telekom has been aggressive in deploying fiber-optic broadband throughout Germany. A few days ago, the provider had…

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PT Telkom Inaugurates Datacenter in Manado

Indonesian telecommunication service provider PT Telkom has inaugurated a carrier-neutral cloud datacenter in Manado, Sulawesi. The Director of IT Solution Network, Zulheifi Abidin and Director of Wholesale International Service Abdus Somad Arief officially started the operation of the datacenter last week. NeuCentrlX is the datacenter conceptualized by PT Telkom. It is an open and neutral datacenter for all operators. NeuCentrIX…

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Snow Disrupts BSNL Services in Kashmir

Telephone services in many parts of the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir in India has been disrupted by the snow. Local media reports that the service provider BSNL’s fiber optic cables are broken near Jawahar tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. BSNL, the state owned telecommunication service provider of India said the signal on their mobile phones was completely lost…

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O2 and Vodafone Partners to Strengthen 5G Services

UK’s telecommunication service providers Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica UK) have revealed their plans for more deeper levels of collaboration to share 5G services apart from network sharing. Their subscribers in the UK will be beneficiaries of the partnership. Both companies have agreed on non-binding heads of terms and intent to extend current network sharing agreement to include 5G at joint…

Which Is Better for 80km Links? PAM4 or Coherent Technology

A significant portion of Data Center Interconnections (DCIs) and telecom router-to-router interconnections rely on simple ZR or 80km transceivers. The former is mostly based on 100Gbps per 100GHz ITU-T window C-band DWDM transceivers, while the latter is mostly 10G or 100G grey wavelength transceivers. In DWDM links, the laser wavelength is fixed to a specified grid, so that with DWDM…

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Tender for Red Troncal Will be Relaunched in February

Telecomm to Relaunch Fiber Network Tender in February 2019. Mexican telecommunications provider, Telecomm will relaunch the country’s ambitious but delayed tendering process to deploy fiber-optic networks nationwide. Mexico’s National fiber-optic project known as “Red Troncal” was planned for last year October, but due to delayed process, postponed to relaunch in early 2019. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the…