PCCS Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Goes Live

The 6,000 kilometers long submarine fiber optic cable network system, Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS) connecting Florida in United States and The Ecuador has entered into commercial service. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has completed the commissioning of the undersea cable linking Florida, in the United States, to Ecuador. The network is installed to address regional capacity growth driven by demand for broadband services in the region and is expected to boost ultra-broadband access in the Caribbean, Central and South America. PCCS is owned by…

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Telenor and Ooredoo Expand Fiber Optic Networks in Myanmar

Norway based telecommunications operator Telenor says its subscriber base in Myanmar has crossed 10 million. Sources says that Telenor’s competitor in Myanmar, the Qatar based Ooredoo has lesser than 500,000 subscribers. Both Telenor and Ooredoo has been strengthening their networks by installing fiber optic cables across the country. Myanmar started witnessing large scale fiber optic deployments ever since the country opened its telecom sector for global competition. Last year Myanmar had opened its telecommunication market for global competitions by inviting telecom operators through a tender. Before the tender, MPT, the…

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CRTC Suggests to Share Fiber Optic Network

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has demanded that bigger operators to share their fiber optic networks to other players in an attempt to provide fair platform for all providers. With this decision to open up the networks for all, the regulator says that competition is important, that they can not afford to duplicate networks in Canada. The CRTC is making sure that Canadians get access to competitive rates and are not locked in. Major telecom service providers such as Bell, Rogers, Telus and Shaw have made fiber optic services available…

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Chinese and Global Optical Fiber Preform Industry Report by Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global and Chinese Optical Fiber Perform Industry Report, 2014-2017” that would be helpful to the optical fiber preform manufacturers, fiber manufacturers and industry analysts throughout the world. Optical preform is the raw material for optical fibers. Optical preforms that are used for drawing optical fibers used in telecommunications are silica glass rods. Different manufacturing techniques are employed to fabricate optical preforms such as Vapor Axial Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition, Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition etc. VAD or Vapor…

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Submarine Fiber Optic Cable to Link Crimea

Connecting Crimea with the latest fiber optic cable networks is getting priority for the Russian authorities. After annexing Crimea from Ukraine, the Russian government has decided to construct an underwater fiber optic communication line through the Kerch Strait to the Crimean Peninsula. The fiber optic line route will run from the Taman Peninsula, the government reported. With a population of around 2.3 million, the Crimean Peninsula also known simply as Crimea is a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea that is almost completely surrounded by…

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