It is estimated that China will overtake Japan in terms of number of homes connected with fiber in the recent future but before 2011. Japan will still enjoy the position as leader of FTTH in terms of percentage of houses connected with fiber. The household penetration rate will be higher in Japan than China.
Angola Press Agency reported that Angola’s minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, on November 11 at Luanda, stressed the urgent need to find, in partnership with other state institutions, mechanisms to overcome the difficulties in the implementation of the Programme of Expanding the Optical Fiber System in the country.
The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, IN through an agreement with AT&T Inc. will have the state’s largest city/county optical fiber cable network. The OPT-E-MAN fiber optic network as expected will be faster and enable more efficient communications and operations among fire, police, park, water, transportation, and other city facilities.
Ericsson is launching SPT 2700, an energy-lean, cost-efficient new optical packet transport product that will enable operators to more effectively address the growing demand for consumer and business broadband services. SPT 2700 will support operators as they transform their transport networks for new bandwidth-hungry services like high-definition IPTV and fixed-mobile network convergence.
Telecom operators worldwide are deploying ROADM products in their networks because ROADM has been known to be better in terms of CapEx and OPEX savings than the legacy optical add/drop multiplexer (OADM) with fixed wavelength allocation. Once OADM is rolled out in the field, it is very difficult to change the network configuration or traffic patterns because the legacy OADM comprises fixed filters for demultiplexing and add/dropping. In most cases, therefore, the reconfiguration of an OADM network requires the time and efforts of experienced technicians.
Finisar Corp. has introduced Quadwire, a 40- Gbit/sec optical link for data centers and high-performance computer clusters. Quadwire is a parallel active optical cable that provides a 40-Gbit/sec aggregate link via four 10- Gbit/sec full-duplex channels. Based on the industry-standard QSFP form factor, the new cable utilizes fiber-optic technology to transmit parallel high-speed data over ribbon multimode fiber.