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Broadcom unveils industry’s first gen 7 64Gb/s Fibre Channel switching platforms

Broadcom has announced the availability of the industry’s first Gen 7 64Gb/s Fibre Channel switching platforms — the Brocade X7 Directors and G720 Switch, that are foundational infrastructure for the on-demand data centre. Additionally, the company has announced the industry’s first 64Gb/s Fibre Channel optical transceiver that is being qualified for use in Brocade switches and Emulex […]


Innovations in managing top-of-rack installations

Ray Hagen, Global Product Line Manager at ProLabs, offers his advice on how to keep infrastructure projects on schedule as a result of having a good data centre management approach. Experienced data centre managers understand all too well that issues with a single cable can delay the deployment of a new system by not only […]


Vietnam to be linked by 126 Tbps pan-Asian submarine cable

A new undersea cable with a bandwidth of 126 Tbps, the highest of any serving Vietnam currently, is set to become operational next year. The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) said it is collaborating with China Mobile International, Singapore’s Singtel, Indonesia’s Telin, Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom and South Korea’s SK Broadband to lay the Southeast […]


Emtelle completes land purchase to expand facilities

Emtelle, a global manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cable and ducted network solutions, announced it has acquired 16,000m2 of land located adjacent to its manufacturing plant in Erfurt, Germany. The news follows the manufacturer’s recent investment in its production capabilities with the purchase of two new extrusion lines at the Erfurt manufacturing facility. This latest […]


Water and energy networks could be used to deliver nationwide gigabit broadband

The UK’s Government’s Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman, is seeking views on changing regulations to make infrastructure sharing easier for broadband companies. This would open up access for broadband network operators to house their equipment on ‘passive’ infrastructure owned and used by other telecoms companies. Passive infrastructure includes utility ducts, poles, masts, pipes, inspection chambers, […]


Kalaam Telecom deploys Ciena WaveLogic Coherent Optics

Kalaam Telecom Group, a leading managed solutions provider for businesses across GCC and international markets, has announced the launch of Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), a new fibre-optic terrestrial international cable system that enhances regional and international connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The KNOT terrestrial Fibre-optic cable system will span over […]


Connecting rural Germany with FTTH technology

As new technologies continue to proliferate, growing impetus has been placed on utilising full-fibre technology by service providers and governments to provide high-speed broadband for homes and businesses. Rolling out FTTH technology is no longer a choice but a necessity to connect the rural communities. Ralf Gorontzi, Managing Director for Emtelle GmbH, explains why Deutsche […]


Nextgenaccess announces completion of Bristol to Wales fibre route

Nextgenaccess, a UK provider of custom and wholesale full fibre network infrastructure, has announced the completion and immediate availability of a new 67km-high capacity carrier-neutral fibre network. Connecting Bradley Stoke in Bristol to Next Generation Data’s (NGD) hyperscale data centre near Newport in South Wales, the joint initiative between Nextgenaccess and NGD utilised DPA/PIA code […]


TIM and Infratel Italia accelerate fibre switch-on plan in ‘white areas’

Cables to be laid in eight Italian regions to address the COVID-19 emergency. TIM and Infratel Italia, the in-house company of Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development, are accelerating the development of ultrabroadband in Italy to address the COVID-19 emergency, adding further impetus to cabling programmes leading to the ‘switch on’ of all the infrastructure to access […]


Nokia enhances fibre access portfolio to accelerate 5G

Nokia has announced it is expanding its fibre access portfolio to include new solutions and innovations that will enable service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to everyone, sooner. The enhanced portfolio includes a new Lightspan MF access node designed for the 5G era, a new Beacon 6 in-home gateway that supports 5G mobile data […]


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