The Transit Wireless ubiquitous fiber network will be expanded, includes several river crossings, and leverages the power of 5G small cells and IoT to deliver advanced fiber solutions and route diversity for millions of homes and businesses.
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Nokia and GlobalConnect Trial record 1.2Tb/s Coherent Transmission
Nokia has broken two optical transport records in real-world field trials on GlobalConnect’s live optical network in Europe. The demonstration used Nokia’s sixth generation super-coherent Photonic Service Engine, PSE-6s, to achieve 1.2 Tb/s over metro distances (118km) and 800 Gb/s over long haul distances (2,019 km), both using a single wavelength.
Google Fiber’s 5-gig Internet Service Starts Rolling Out
Google Fiber is now offering 5 Gbps speeds in certain markets. Customers in Kansas City, West Des Moines, and the Salt Lake City metropolitan area will be the first to get the option for the speedier tier, which is rolling out now. Late last year, Google started testing limited access to Fiber’s faster 5-gig and even 8-gig packages for some customers in those same areas.
AWS to Invest $35 Billion in Virginia to Expand Data Center Campuses
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia. Numerous localities in the Commonwealth are under consideration and will be decided at a later date.
Zayo Fiber Expansion Connecting Internet Hubs of Paris and Marseille
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.announced the deployment of a new 400G enabled route connecting Paris and Marseille—including first-in-market network hardening of this critical route leveraging next-generation fiber technologies—to provide enterprises with an easier and more secure way to transport rapidly increasing high-bandwidth traffic from these top-ten global internet hubs.
América Móvil, Telxius to lay US-Guatemala Undersea Cable
América Móvil and Telxius have announced the construction of a new submarine cable system to connect Boca Raton in the US and Puerto Barrios in Guatemala.
Unity Submarine Cable Doubles Capacity of the US and Japan Link
Infinera announced that Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution has been deployed to modernize and increase capacity on the transpacific Unity Submarine Cable System, which spans 9,620 kilometers and provides operators with a direct cable route linking Japan and the U.S. By upgrading to Infinera’s ICE6 solution, the cable system will double capacity and provide operators with the highest capacity services at the lowest cost per bit.
Arelion Expands Network Coverage in APAC
Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) announced a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Osaka, Japan. The new PoP will provide high-speed IP Transit services to content providers and enterprises across Osaka’s metropolitan area. Arelion recently announced global 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) availability and will offer this key product in its new PoP to facilitate digital transformation in Asian markets.
Aqua Comms Acquires Submarine Cable Landing Solution
Aqua Comms acquired Openbyte Infrastructure Private Limited, an India-based licensed telecom company focused on providing neutral, open access landing solutions for submarine cables.
Beyond Technology and Infinera Successfully Deployed Multi-terabit Network to Support Bandwidth Demand During FIFA World Cup 2022
Beyond Technology, a global player in technology transformation, and Infinera successfully deployed a 3.6-terabit network for a leading Middle East network operator to support the upsurge in global and local demand for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Leveraging Infinera’s industry leading ICE6 800G technology and installed in record time ahead of the world’s largest sports tournament in support of one of the world’s largest streaming platforms, the deployment ensured fast, seamless, high-quality, and nonstop connectivity for sports fans globally.