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Once complete, Topaz will run from Vancouver to the small town of Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and across the Pacific Ocean to the prefectures of Mie and Ibaraki in Japan. The cable will be ready for service in 2023, not only delivering low-latency access to Search, Gmail and YouTube, Google Cloud, and other Google services, but also increasing capacity to the region for a variety of network operators in both Japan and Canada.

Read more: Topaz is the First Submarine Fiber Cable to Connect Canada and Asia

There is a new regional long-haul route connecting the world’s data center epicenter of Ashburn, VA, to the New York Metro area. This 300-mile route is geographically diverse from existing Lightpath routes between New York and Ashburn, VA, offering customers distinct paths to and from the regions. 

Read more: New 300-Mile Diverse Fiber Between Ashburn, VA and New York Metro

PCCW Global has completed a significant deployment on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat. Utilizing Infinera’s ICE technology, PCCW Global now offers network operators the ability to significantly increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fiber routes.

Read more: PCCW Global Doubles Capacity on PEACE Cable System

DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem on the planet, is pleased to announce its fifth North American market, DE-CIX Phoenix, is now live. DE-CIX North America’s multi-service interconnection platform now offers connectivity from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southwestern (East and West) regions. DE-CIX Phoenix expands the company into new markets across the United States while enhancing gateway access between North America, South America, and Europe.

Read more: DE-CIX Phoenix is Now Live

Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks, and Meta have completed the construction of the Havhingsten cable system. A fully funded project, the parties have contracted with Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the subsea cable, which will bring greater connectivity in Europe and the Nordics.

Read more: Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks and Meta Complete Construction of the Havhingsten Submarine Cable...

Enet, Ireland’s largest open access telecoms network provider, has today completed a partnership agreement with EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America. The move will enable new high-speed datacenter to datacenter optical network connections between Dublin and datacenters in Europe and across the North Atlantic.

Read more: EXA Infrastructure Enables Datacenter to Datacenter Connections Between Europe and North America

As rural broadband deployment accelerates this year it is important that all entities are well prepared. Clearfield introduced its FieldSmart® 96-Port PON Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) cabinet, the latest addition to the company’s line of outside plant cabinets. With the industry’s most complete line of cabinet options, Clearfield® can help any operator take fiber to any location, in any market, and through any environment. The small size enables service providers a more efficient return on their investment (ROI) for rural areas with lower population densities.

Read more: Clearfield Introduces FieldSmart 96-Port PON Cabinet for Rural Deployments

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