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.
Wholesale and Capacity
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.
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.
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).
Nokia’s broad portfolio of optical networking hardware, software and professional services will be used by Swisscom to transform the operator’s existing infrastructure to a fully automated and high capacity optical transport network.
Corning Incorporated announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, has signed an agreement with Huawei to build the largest solar-powered data center in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
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.
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.
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.