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PLDT Reveals Expansion of Networks in Mindanao

Philippine’s national telecom operator, PLDT Inc. revealed its plan to invest in three ICT projects in Mindanao province that essentially involves expansion of fiber optic networks to increase capacity. The planned expansion will enable the operator to offer better services to its business and residential subscribers in the area. All three projects will link Davao city with the rest of…

Why Should We Keep Fiber Optic Connectors Clean?

Fiber optic technicians are aware that dirty connections can cause attenuation, but they may not realize that it can also cause bit errors or slowdown of the network. Therefore, keeping the fiber optic connector end-faces clean is one of the most overlooked aspects of fiber optic maintenance and troubleshooting. Today’s article will describe the detailed information about how dirty fiber…

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Comparison Between Different Types of Optical Fibers

Nowadays more and more fiber-based networks have been built in the backbone and risers environment. Both multimode and single-mode fibers are available for the applications. But different fiber types have briefly different limitations for speed and maximum distance. These characteristics they possess and the way cause the fiber to operate determine the application to which a given fiber is most…

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CRTC Declares Broadband Internet a Basic Telecommunication Necessity

Canada’s communication regulator CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) declares that the broadband access internet service is a basic telecom service for all citizens. CRTC also intends to accelerate the deployment of broadband services in the country. The official new release reveals CRTC’s plans to set ambitious new speed targets and creating a new fund that will invest up to…

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Comparing UTP and STP Copper Cables

Many telecom professionals anticipated that copper cable would eventually be replaced by the fiber optic cable owing to its poor performance in the higher-bandwidth application. However, copper cables like cat6/cat6a cable that can support up to 10Gbqs have proven themselves and been widely deployed in the home or office buildings. But for the copper cable, there exists the debate about…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of UTP Cable Installation

With the technology evolving rapidly and new products keep coming out, optical technicians have to upgrade their knowledge accordingly. Take the UTP (unshielded twisted pair) network cabling as an example, lately, telecommunication industry witnessed the evolution of copper cable from the old cat 3, cat 5 to the existing popular cat 5e and cat 6 cables (even to the cat…