DFA Buys Controlling Stakes of SADV

South African Open-access Fiber-optic network infrastructure provider Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) announced the acquisition of certain percentage of stake-holdings in ‘South Africa Digital Villages’ (SADV). SA Digital Villages (SADV) operates in the Fiber-to-the-Home broadband deliver market segment in South Africa. SADV can transform from its current business model to a wholesale Open-access FTTH service provider in the market. Since its…

Technavio Publishes Global Photonic Sensor Market Report

Global technical research and advisory company, Technavio has released a report on the status of photonic sensors market. The study report says the market for this product segment is expected to exceed USD 30 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of almost 4% during the forecast period of 2016-2020. Technavio’s research report titled ‘Global Photonic Sensors Market 2016-2020’, provides…

Verizon Plans Network Expansion in Boston

US based Verizon announced its plans to expand fiber-optic networks in the city of Boston. The operator thinks the expansion plans necessary in Boston to strengthen its Northeastern footprint. Current operations of the carrier is limited by its networks and an investment in fiber-optic infrastructure would give a huge leap and competitive edge over its rivals. Many towns surrounding Boston…

Thailand Plans Fiber Optic Network Expansion

The Thailand government has announced plans to expand fiber optic networks throughout the country to strengthen the backbone telecom infrastructure and make it capable to handle data from various communication services. Thailand government will invest an approximate amount of US$ 1.1billion to strengthen the broadband backbone. The government plans to increase data speeds by more than 400 percent and this…

Fiber Optic Market News 24 February 2016

India to spend S$818 million to develop first 20 Smart Cities India’s government will provide 40 billion rupees (S$818 million) to upgrade the infrastructure of the first 20 cities selected under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s smart cities program, according to a statement from the Ministry of Urban Development on Saturday (Feb 20). Six cities – Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal in…

Finisar Corporation Expands Malaysian Operations

U.S based leading technology firm Finisar Corporation is all set to take advantage of the demand for fiber optic products globally by expanding their manufacturing in Malaysia. Finisar will invest a further RM400 million (Malaysian Ringgit), which comes approximately US$ 95.11 million to expand its Malaysian operations in Perak. The company had invested US$ 160 million in Perak until now….