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FTTH Council Europe welcomes Commission proposals towards a Gigabit Society

The FTTH Council Europe welcomes the legislative proposals of the European Commission revising Europe’s telecoms rulebook
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FTTH Council Europe welcomes the commitment to Fibre in the 5G Manifesto

The FTTH Council Europe welcomes the 5G Manifesto, recently published by the European Commission, which seeks to ensure that Europe is at the forefront of 5G evolutions. The FTTH Council Europe participated as an observer in the process leading up to the creation of the 5G Manifesto and is pleased to note the recognition given to fibre and the need to invest in fibre networks to achieve 5G in Europe

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The FTTH Council Europe welcomes new Director General Erzsébet Fitori

The FTTH Council Europe is pleased to announce that the organisation appointed Erzsébet Fitori as its new Director General. Ms. Fitori is currently Director at ECTA. She will begin her position as Director General of the FTTH Council Europe on 1 September 2016

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Nokia and Facebook break subsea spectral efficiency records in transatlantic field tests

Nokia and Facebook successfully completed multiple submarine field trials over a 5,500 km submarine cable between New York and Ireland more
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Infinera releases report highlighting best practice achievements and new targets for modeling corporate sustainability

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, released its latest Sustainability Report demonstrating a commitment to sustainability best practices, transparency and leadership in the optical networking industry. The new report provides an overview of Infinera’s sustainability programs and initiatives conducted in 2016, highlighting the significant accomplishments achieved and the new goals set for 2017 
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Infinera enables rapid ctivation of high-capacity services with its Intelligent Transport Network in Latin America

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Telxius, the global telecommunications infrastructure company created by Telefónica, now offers its customers on-demand software-defined terabit capacity subsea service activation on Telxius’ SAM-1 subsea network between the U.S., Brazil and Puerto Rico. These on-demand services are enabled by Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth software, activating capacity on the Intelligent Transport Network deployed by Telxius
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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?

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40/100Gb Ethernet, times four or times ten? What is the best way forward for Ethernet

Those who reckoned that 100Gig Ethernet was overkill in a world still migrating to 10Gigs, were taken aback by CIR’s recent report that huge companies like Google and Amazon already have a "desperate need" for 100Gb connections and that early adoption of the costly new technology would not be held back by the current economic climate. So what about those who say ”why bother with 40Gigs when 100Gb is on its way?” According to CIR, the adoption of 40GbE is predicted to start in high-end servers and high-performance comput- ing applications, and up to 80% of the market will be SR4 until CR4 over-copper becomes more viable. But both will rapidly lose share once serial 40Gbit Ethernet becomes a reality in 2014

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Disaggregated WDM systems hitting a sweet spot in data center interconnect, according to Dell’Oro Group

Ciena, Cisco, and Infinera capture the bulk of the market in 2Q 2017 more
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UK expected to continue international leadership on key broadband measures, finds Analysys Mason

The UK is expected to continue to lead the EU's five largest economies on a range of fixed broadband measures in 2020, according to a new report by global telecoms advisor Analysys Mason

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Digital Agenda for Europe: IDATE DigiWorld reveals ultrafast access ranking for european countries

At the 10th annual Assises du Très Haut Debit (Superfast broadband symposium) held recently in Paris, market research firm IDATE Digiworld gave a sneak peak of its coverage figures for Europe at the end of 2015, and presented a benchmark of the rate of progress in each European country

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