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Lumen extends reach of 400G ports in US, EMEA

Lumen Technologies is expanding its 400G IP transit ports across 12 new markets in the US and EMEA this year and into 2024.

Eurobites: EU gives green light to Orange's VOO takeover

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungarian government gets its claws into telecom; UK government tests out emergency alerts service; FibreConnect chooses EXA for Italian backbone job.

Ciena's hop over 1.2 Tbit/s trend could get pricey

Ciena is the only optical vendor offering 1.6 Tbit/s optical services, although the WaveLogic 6 service won't be available until the first half of 2024.

Eurobites: Cellnex powers up Huawei backhaul tech in Poland

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French fiber update; Proximus makes progress in Liège; OneWeb sends up 40 more satellites.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G's long road ahead

At Light Reading's 5G Transport & Networking Strategies event, analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the reality of the 5G market – standalone 5G is still on the horizon, and making all those systems work together is the industry's next big challenge.

Eurobites: Strike-hit BT reaches deal with unions over pay

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.

Eurobites: Telefónica consciously uncouples its broadband network with Radisys

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb hooks up with Panasonic Avionics; Hyperoptic poaches BT bigwig; Nokia reaches AI maturity.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic upgrades IP core network with Nokia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe struggles in Fiber Development Index; unlicensed operators help Russian military in war-torn Ukraine; STC sets up new infrastructure assets company.

Eurobites: Ericsson, O2 Telefónica demo 5G wireless backhaul in Germany

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teesdale gets the gigabit; Vodafone brings 4G to the Tube; Swisscom switches the lights off.

Frontier's frictions bring fiber frenzy fault-finding to the foreground

Frontier Communications is moving beyond a cease and desist order and a $5 million fine in Connecticut. But the situation nonetheless highlights possible troubles with a fiber craze in the US.

Cable's pursuit of interoperable 200-Gig coherent optics presses ahead

Cisco/Acacia, Ciena, Fujitsu Optical Components, Lumentum and Marvell participated in CableLabs' first (and possibly last) interop for 200-Gig point-to-point coherent optics.

Network sharing deal between AT&T, Dish is unlikely, but possible – analysts

'In terms of good, old-fashioned network sharing between Dish and AT&T ... that still seems unlikely," wrote analyst John Byrne, of research and consulting firm GlobalData.

OFC 2022: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin coherently talks about pluggables

As OFC 2022 wraps up, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin weighs in on IP-over-DWDM and why it's really working this time. We also discuss market components upstart EFFECT Photonics and its noteworthy deal with Viasat.

OFC 2022: Omdia analysts size up the PON market

Omdia analysts Julie Kunstler and Jaimie Lenderman discuss the growth of fiber access, new operator concerns about power consumption and the glut of fiber funding that's just around the corner.

Infinera's Rob Shore: Optical engine revving at OFC

Rob Shore, Infinera's SVP of marketing, discusses three announcements covering Infinera's most recent technology and market moves in optical transport, pluggable optics and a partnership that will unlock private networking and edge computing deployments for a major US service provider.

5G transport: Meeting capacity demand

SPONSORED: New survey includes network operator views on transport deployment issues and timelines, fronthaul networks and RAN centralization, routing and synchronization and 5G edge connectivity.

WeLink expands FWA in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Company leaders wouldn’t reveal current subscriber numbers but said that they are pleased with WeLink’s performance so far.

Podcast: Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on the growth of 'community' broadband

Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.

India lets VSAT offer satellite backhaul connectivity to CSPs

Indian service providers will be able to use satellite capacity from VSAT license holders, like Hughes, Nelco and BSNL, to connect sites.

Corning anticipates more 5G-fueled fiber growth ahead

Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'

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