optical fibre

BT partners with Huawei for 3 Tbps over existing fibre

BT and Huawei have successfully trialled a 3 Terabit per second (Tbps) super channel connection over an existing fibre optic link, paving the way for significant capacity on BT’s core fibre optic networks without having to replace cables.

Chinese vendors will continue to dominate optical fibre broadband market

China’s dominance of the global optical fibre broadband market is set to continue beyond 2011, thanks to both the strength of its vendors and projected massive subscriber growth. A report from analyst Ovum predicts that FTTx subscriber numbers in China will reach 100 million by 2016, constituting over 50 per cent of the world’s subscribers.

Celeste taps Tellabs for French fibre rollout

Tellabs, the network supplier, has announced that French ISP Celeste has appointed it to deploy an optical fibre transport network. The network expansion by Celeste is in response to demand from its business customers for greater bandwidth. As a result Celeste said it will be extending its fibre optic network to all major cities in France, stretching over 4,000Km in total, taking in Lille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

US ISP Sonic.net offers 1Gbps fibre for $70

Santa Rosa, US-based internet service provider, Sonic.net, is looking to disrupt the traditionally expensive local market by offering a 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home connection for just $69.99 per month.

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