As 5G rollouts continue, investment in fiber optic deployment continues to be a priority as the foundation for 5G wireless networks. However, the FTTH Council Europe and IDATE’s latest FTTH market panorama study over the 12 months until September 2020 has noted that almost 60% of homes in the EU27+UK region are yet to be passed with fiber infrastructure.

Read more: Tardy fiber deployments in Germany, UK, Italy, says report

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland have developed quantum-enhanced receivers that could address the challenge of capacity crunch created by exponential growth in internet traffic, according to a Science Daily article, sourced from the American Institute of Physics.

Read more: Can quantum-enhanced receivers for fiber cables minimize capacity crunch?

Leading international communications enabler BICS announces it is introducing voice APIs to its portfolio of programmable communications solutions, enabling enterprises to significantly improve their customer experience. This new feature allows companies to easily customize communications services to suit their individual requirements, giving them greater flexibility to scale and optimize their business.

Read more: BICS adds new voice API feature to its solutions portfolio

As part of the overall Internet infrastructure, it is deemed important to build a local digital economy that can enable more local content and services. Within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this can be driven by increased usage of local Internet Exchange Points (IXPs).

Read more: MENA’s digital economy requires an increase in local capacity

Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) extend their partnership to offer high-speed internet connectivity with very low latency for superior quality and seamless viewing, gaming, and download experience for customers in Bahrain.

Read more: Tata Communications, BIX bring superior submarine cable system to Bahrain

Canada 15Edge Data Centers Inc. (“C15Edge”), a provider of colocation data center solutions, announces that it has combined with Whipcord Ltd., an Alberta based cloud and colocation provider, to form Whipcord Edge Data Centers Inc. (“Whipcord Edge”). The transaction will allow Whipcord Edge to support the continued growth of its customers in both Eastern and Western Canada. Together, the company’s Toronto and Alberta based locations will allow Whipcord Edge to provide cross-Canada solutions for its clients to protect their mission critical data and information technology infrastructure.

Read more: New merger forms Whipcord Edge Data Centers

Huawei unveiled its latest CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged Data Center Network Solution at the Huawei Industrial Digital Transformation Conference 2021. The solution is ideal for building lossless computing and storage networks based on an all-Ethernet architecture, and has been designed to unleash 100% of computing power, according to its statement.

Read more: Huawei unveils new CloudFabric 3.0 hyper-converged data center network solution

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