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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Board of Public Works Plans Fiber Optic Broadband

Board of Public Works, BPW, in the city of Holland in the Michigan State plans to build a municipal fiber optic broadband network to provide high speed internet services directly to residential and business customers. Board of public works is the public utility, which provides electric, water and wastewater services in the country. The board will present a business plan…

OFS Demonstrates TeraWave ULL Optical Fiber at OFC 2016

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products and solutions showcased a live demonstration using a combination of Ciena’s Waveserver™ stackable interconnect system and OFS’ TeraWaveTM ULL fiber, illustrating delivery of lower cost per bit transport for customers, with maximum capacity per fiber across extended distances. TeraWave ULL fiber has the largest available effective area…

ADTRAN Conducts Trials for XGS-PON

ADTRAN says they have been conducting several trials to verify the capability to deliver 10Gbps broadband to subscribers. The 10Gbps broadband speed is the coming technological leap in the broadband market to clearly differentiate all-fiber services from copper-based broadband services. ITU-T had approved the standards and many telecom operators have started expressing their interest to study possibilities to deploy XGS-PON…