Clearfield Reduces Opex Cost of Broadband Deployment

Broadband service providers can now drastically reduce their operational cost of deployment without jeopardizing the reliability of their fiber circuits. Clearfield, Inc. announced today that the Clearview Cassette, the building block of the FieldSmart Fiber Management Platform, is now shipping with an MPO/MTP configuration option. What makes this solution unique, is that while the MTP/MPO — a multi-fiber connector for high-density interconnections — provides for up to 12 ribbon fibers in a single port, its inclusion within the Clearview Cassette allows for full plug-n-play flexibility and rapid turn-up time, while the physical protection of the fiber is maintained within the integrated enclosure of the cassette itself.

African Development Bank will Fund West African Undersea Fiber Optic Cable System

The African Development Bank Group will give US dollar 66 million to Main One cable company to develop the submarine fiber optic cable link along the west African coast. The total fiber optic project cost is estimated to be US dollar 240 million.