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Orange shares African ambitions

French telco Orange has announced it will be focusing on Africa and the Middle East for growth in the coming years and noted the connection of the Canary Islands to the ACE submarine cable.

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Charter set to buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion

Charter Communications, the fourth biggest cable company in the US, is expected to formally announce a $55 billion bid for larger rival Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg and corroborated by many others

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Almost one in three UK broadband connections superfast – Ofcom

According to research by Ofcom, almost one in three (32%) broadband connections in the UK are superfast, up from approximately one in four in November 2013. The regulator said increasing take-up of superfast, 30Mbps or above, cable and fibre services has increased the country’s average broadband speed by a fifth in the last six months to 22.8Mbps.

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Telstra unveils 100G Wavelength service on submarine cables

Aussie telco giant Telstra has launched a new 100 gbps (100G Wavelength) service across a number of its long-haul submarine cables, citing the need to accommodate the growth of cloud-based data operators and more generally the need to keep up with exponentially growing data consumption.

New transatlantic submarine cable will connect Africa to South America

Submarine cable to connect Africa with the Americas

Cable network operator Angola Cables has announced its intentions to build the world’s first submarine cable network to link South America and Africa, in partnership with infrastructure provider NEC.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

China Mobile, KDDI and Google among $300m Pacific cable consortium

A consortium of six companies has agreed to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system linking Japan with the US. It has an initial design capacity of 60Tb per second and is consequently called ‘FASTER’, despite not apparently being an acronym.

Altice is keeping busy in the M&A space

Comcast-Time Warner merger faces opposition

The potential merger between US cable firms Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been criticised by both video on demand service provider Netflix and the Writer’s Guild of America, East (WGAE).

Vodafone’s €7.7bn Kabel Deutschland bid accepted

Operator group Vodafone has had a €7.7bn bid for Kabel Deutschland approved by the German cable group’s board. The board will now recommend the firm’s shareholders accept the offer.

Genesis Technical Systems claims copper enhancement is the way forward

Reducing copper in cables to beat thieves

With copper theft on the rise due to the value of the metal used in communications equipment, a component manufacturer has developed an alternative cable which uses less copper.

O2 UK will trial fibre broadband this year following customer requests

Global broadband subs surge

The number of broadband subscribers worldwide rose by 3.08 per cent (or 17.4 million lines) during the third quarter of 2011 to reach a total of 581.3 million, according to new figures prepared for the Broadband Forum by Point Topic.

BT has announced the locations of a further 114 exchanges to be upgraded to fibre

Virgin Media UK completes 1.5Gbps broadband trial

Virgin Media, the UK cable broadband operator, announced that it has completed a successful trial delivering speeds of 1.5Gpbs over its existing cable infrastructure. The trial was conducted on a single road in London called Old Street, part of an area that has been dubbed the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ by members of the local tech community known as the ‘TechHub’.

ADTRAN and Aethra Telecommunications collaborate on reverse powered G.fast technology

Comcast boss shows off 1Gb cable broadband

US cable operator Comcast, has demonstrated a broadband network running at 1Gbps on the downlink. The company’s chief executive officer Brian L. Roberts gave the demo at the National Cable & Telecoms Association (NCTA) 2011 show in Chicago, by downloading 23 episodes of the US television show 30 Rock, representing nine hours of content, in around 90 seconds.

Telefonica is seeing huge demand for video and cloud services

Cable to take on FTTH with 4.5Gbps breakthrough

The need for expensive fibre-to-the-home technology could well be staved off with the news that cable could be pushed to deliver multi-gigabit speeds. Cable equipment supplier Arris said at that the NCTA 2011 show in Chicago on June 14-16 it would demonstrate data transfers of up to 4.5Gbps running over an upgraded DOCSIS network.

Gulf cable deployment to spur regional growth

Gulf cable deployment to spur regional growth

The telecoms industry in the Gulf region is in the throes of change with mobile markets becoming more competitive and saturated. As a result the big players are expanding into Africa and Asia Pacific to continue growing, but there is also a need for more domestic capacity to support growth and home in both the mobile and fixed markets.

Europeans are unhappy with broadband reliablity and speeds report states

UK broadband slower than advertised

UK communications watchdog Ofcom published the results of its research into fixed line broadband speeds in the UK on Tuesday, and it makes disappointing reading.

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