KPU Telecommunications Deploys Infinera XTM Packet Optical Platform

KPU Telecommunications, a local provider of residential and business communications services owned by the city of Ketchikan in Alaska, has deployed Infinera’s XTM Series - to enhance broadband service connectivity for end-user customers.

Mavenir Creates New Business Unit to Accelerate OpenRAN RRU

End-to-end network software provider Mavenir has been an early advocate for OpenRAN to drive openness, innovation, and security in 5G. As the company’s progress continues in OpenRAN, it has announced the formation of a Remote Radio Unit (RRU) business unit.

Crosslake Fibre Deploys New Fiber Across the English Channel

Crosslake Fibre, a developer and operator of telecommunications networks in North America and Western Europe, has selected Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB of Sweden to supply their new fiber-optic cable across the English Channel. The new submarine cable project being developed has a high-fiber-count design.

Polkomtel Launches 5G Services in Poland with Nokia

Polkomtel, operator of the Plus mobile phone network in Poland, has launched 5G services with Nokia. The scope of the project includes the introduction of 5G in the capital city of Warsaw as well as other major cities in the eastern part of the country.

Edge Computing Investment by Network Operators to Hit $8.3B by 2025

A new study by Juniper Research has found that network operator spend on MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) will grow from $2.7 billion in 2020, to $8.3 billion in 2025. Operators are expected to invest heavily in upgrading network capacities and infrastructure to support the increasing data generated by 5G networks.

GTT Unveils Cloud Connected PSTN Service for Cisco Webex

Global cloud networking provider GTT (NYSE: GTT) has unveiled its Cloud Connected PSTN service for Cisco Webex Calling. Cloud Connected PSTN provides access to Cloud Webex Calling Service with SIP Trunking from GTT. It is delivered with end-to-end assurance on GTT’s global Tier 1 IP backbone.

Bandwidth IG, Colovore Address Growing HPC/AI Server Trend in Silicon Valley

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), a metro dark fiber network provider in Northern California and Greater Atlanta, has announced a partnership with Bay Area’s data center colocation provider Colovore.

Nokia to Lead EU’s 6G Research Initiative, Project Hexa-X

Nokia has been appointed as the overall project leader for Hexa-X. The project goals include creating unique 6G use cases and scenarios, developing fundamental 6G technologies and defining a new architecture for an intelligent fabric that integrates key 6G technology enablers.

Vodafone Business Launches MEC Based on AWS Wavelength Zones

Vodafone Business has unveiled a new service, combining the ultra-quick response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology with the fast speeds of 5G. In collaboration with AWS, Vodafone Business’ distributed MEC service will be rolled out from the spring of 2021.

Fiber Network Provider Everstream Earns MEF 3.0 Certification

Everstream has earned its first MEF 3.0 Company Certification, validating that the business’s fiber solutions adhere to rigorous industry best practices for standardized network-based services. Headquartered in the U.S., Everstream is one of 27 companies worldwide to have earned the MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet certification.

Eurofiber Acquires Telecom Operator FullSave in Toulouse, France

Netherlands-headquartered Eurofiber has acquired telecom operator FullSave from France. FullSave is a B2B infrastructure telecom operator in the Toulouse and Bordeaux, France, regions, providing Fiber to the Office, data center colocation and IaaS services.