Teijin Expands Aramid Yarn Production Facility

Leading Aramid yarn manufacturer Teijin Limited had announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity of Technora® para-aramid fiber by 10%. The capacity increase will be done at Teijin’s Matsuyama Factory in Japan. Construction of the facility begins this June at a cost of 1.5 billion Japanese Yen and the operation is slated to begin from October 2017. Aramid yarns are used in fiber optic cables to provide tensile strength. Aramid fibers have tough tenacity, light weight and high young’s modulus and for these reasons, it has found its application in…

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Sri Lanka Telecom Boasts Nation-wide Network Coverage

Sri Lanka’s incumbent telecom service provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) says it has covered every corner of the country with the telecommunication networks. Sri Lanka Telecom started started its ‘i-Sri Lanka’ project in 2011 and within four years was successful in connecting remote locations of the country also to the national networks. Sri Lanka Teleocom’s Chief Network Officer Priyantha Fernandez said that before the ‘i-Sri Lanka’ project was introduced, Internet penetration was very low in the country with a speed of only 512 Kilobytes per second(Kbps). For fixed line connections…

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Globe Invests in Expansion of Fiber Optic Networks

Philippines based Telecommunications provider Globe Telecom (Globe) invests majority of its 2016 capital expenditure of $750-million to install fiber optic cables. Globe intends to install high speed fiber optic communication lines to 20,000 communities all over the country. This expansion is necessary to make the telecommunication provider competitive in the market. Globe president and chief financial officer (CEO) Ernest Cu said the telco is looking to boost its capacity by 70 percent, and is planning to take away the stigma of having the slowest internet speed from the Philippines. Globe…

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Sterlite Bags Wi-Fi Project in Gandhinagar

India’s Leading fiber optic cable manufacturer, Sterlite Technologies have bagged a smart city project in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The contract entails creation of a Wi-Fi City with applications such as smart parking and lighting. Sterlite will create 400-500 access points for Wi-Fi and plans to provide 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi connection. Sterlite estimates that the project cost would be around 300 to 400 million Indian Rupees, which is around 3.5 to 6 million US dollars. Fiber optic cables will provide the necessary support at the backend of the network to…

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Latin American Countries Show Growth in FTTH/FTTB Deployments

Many suppliers think it is too early to enter in to the Latin American market for FTTH/FTTB products since they think that it may take a few more years to get some significant business volume from the region. The study conducted by IDATE’s Strategy business unit presents a different picture, a promising market and a growing number of subscribers to superfast broadband band services, suggesting a growing potential market in many Latin American countries. The study reveals 3.65 million subscribers and 20.1 million homes passed with fiber optic networks in…

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