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KCOM meets soaring data demand with ADVA’s open optical transport solution

News summary:

  • UK-based service provider is expanding ultra-fast broadband to more homes and businesses
  • Compact and scalable ADVA FSP 3000 technology delivers new levels of reliability
  • ADVA’s professional service team is providing end-to-end project management, maintenance and support

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that KCOM is harnessing its FSP 3000 open optical transport technology to meet soaring data demand. The new infrastructure enables the UK-based communication and IT service provider to deliver highly reliable, ultra-fast connectivity to more residential and business customers across the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire regions. Featuring ADVA’s QuadFlex™ line card, OpenFabric™ cross-connect and colorless, directionless, flexgrid ROADM technology, the solution empowers KCOM to remotely turn up new services with complete flexibility and control. After managing all stages of design, implementation, optimization and testing, ADVA’s specialist team will provide ongoing maintenance and support.

Read the full press release on ADVA’s website.

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Broadband Internet Service Provider in Brazil Increases Network Capacity with Infinera’s Optical Solutions

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that G8 Telecommunications (G8) deployed Infinera’s industry-leading GX Series Compact Modular Platform on its long-haul DWDM network to increase network capacity to meet the growing needs of enterprises, network operators, and government companies across Brazil. Infinera’s solutions enable G8 to double capacity on its network and offer its customers a variety of high-capacity internet services. 

G8 operates long-haul and regional networks in Brazil with presence in states with growing bandwidth demands like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. As bandwidth demands increase exponentially driven by cloud applications, G8 has made massive investments in its infrastructure and optical backbone, with more than 3,000 km throughout the country with an aim to interconnect the major markets nationwide to support its wide range of customers. 

Leveraging Infinera’s GX G30 platform on its long-haul network, G8 benefits from a highly scalable 1.2 terabit transponder with individual channels up to 600 Gb/s per lambda and the ability to scale to 2.4 terabits in a single rack unit. The compact modular solution with simplified operations enables the company to rapidly modernize its network infrastructure to quickly deliver high optical performance on demand. 

“Infinera’s GX solutions provide us with robust solutions that deliver the high capacity we’re looking for on long-distance spans with ease and reliability and seamless operations in existing optical line systems,” said Rogério Fernandes, CTO at G8 Telecommunications. “Deploying Infinera’s solutions on our network doubles the capacity we’re able to offer today across all distances, setting us up for success against our competitors.” 

“We are pleased to work closely with G8 and our partner Arsitec to modernize G8’s networks to provide its customers with reliable, high-capacity services to meet the growing bandwidth needs in the region,” said Alexandre Salomão, Infinera Country Manager for Brazil. “By deploying Infinera’s innovative solutions, G8 is well-positioned to deliver fast service activation to its customers and remain competitive in the market.”

Read the full press release on Infinera’s website.


BT goes it alone on ultrafast broadband expansion.

Shares jump as telecoms giant decides against pursuing joint venture to fund Openreach division.

BT has ditched plans to bring in an outside investor to boost its ultrafast broadband upgrade, as profits slipped ahead of a potential takeover bid by the French billionaire Patrick Drahi.

The chief executive, Philip Jansen, said he held talks with potential investors, but opted not to create a joint venture with its infrastructure builder Openreach to help bring the fastest connections to an extra 5m homes.

He said the decision was driven by the falling cost of upgrading its ageing copper network to faster full-fibre alongside a better-than-expected take up for the service.

BT’s plan to upgrade 25m homes and business to full-fibre by 2026 would now be solely delivered by Openreach.

Mr Jansen said: “We have conducted an extensive review and held discussions with prospective investors. However with fibre to the premise build costs coming down and take-up ahead of expectations, we have decided to retain 100pc of the project for shareholders and to remain fully focused on driving build and take-up.”

Read the full story here.

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