The 25GS-PON MSA Group announced the addition of seven new member companies including AT&T, CommScope, Cortina Access, Feneck, HiLight Semiconductor, Hisense Broadband and Semtech. These companies, along with the ten founding 25GS-PON MSA members, are enabling a move beyond the limitations of 10 Gb/s next-generation PON, the current state-of-the-art.

Read more: Additional companies to enable the move to 25 Gigabit Symmetric Passive Optical Network

Leading international ICT service provider PCCW Global, in collaboration with Naitel, a licensed telecommunications service provider in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, have enhanced Middle Eastern international connectivity and expanded the region’s network reach by extending PCCW Global’s growing global Tier 1 network coverage via a new IP node in Aqaba, Jordan.

Read more: PCCW Global upgrades Middle Eastern connectivity via new network node

To support the development and standardisation of Open RAN (radio access networks), Subex, a pioneer in Digital Trust, announced that it has become a member of the O-RAN Alliance. Specialists in advanced network analytics based on machine learning, Subex's inclusion into the alliance will help drive innovation in the radio access network domain and ultimately facilitating Open RAN that leverages embedded artificial intelligence (AI) to maximise network performance.

Read more: Subex joins O-RAN Alliance to boost easy adoption of open radio access networks

International communications enabler BICS has been picked by Fastweb, a major Italian operator, to further enhance IPX security to protect the international mobile traffic (voice, data, SMS) of its customer base.

Read more: BICS to provide Fastweb with IPX security solution for subscriber protection

Telefónica Group and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) will collaborate to construct, develop, and operate FiBrasil, a neutral and independent optical fibre wholesale network in Brazil. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval and closing is expected to occur in Q2 2021.

Read more: Telefónica and CDPQ to create an optical fibre wholesale network in Brazil

Leveraging on Nokia's radio access technology, Danish operator and internet service provider (ISP) Cibicom has agreed to collaborate on implementing a new 450MHz LTE (4G) network to address key mission-critical services throughout the country.

Read more: Nokia and Cibicom to roll out new LTE network to address mission-critical services

Openreach, the United Kingdom's largest digital infrastructure firm, utilizes the VIAVI Optical Network Monitoring System (ONMSi) to accelerate its Full Fibre broadband deployment across the UK. This will further enhance the quality of its build and experience for local customers.

Read more: Openreach and VIAVI to accelerate Full Fibre broadband deployment in the UK

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