Spiral Internet Gets Approval to Deploy Fiber

Spiral Internet, a Nevada City based Internet service provider has been granted the status of “utility” by the state that will allow the company to get the required ROW (Rights of way) to build a fiber optic cable network. The California Public Utilities Commission board voted unanimously earlier this month to grant a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” the…

CASSCOMM Selects RF Return Technology of iPhotonix

iPhotonix, an innovation leader for the fiber optic network solution industry, says that CASSCOMM has selected their RF Return technology solutions. CASSCOMM serving in 11 counties in central Illinois will take advantage of the RF return technology for enhanced broadvision cable delivery. MSO and Telecom operators continue to look for innovative ways to bring high bandwidth and higher value services…

Trans-Atlantic Express Cable Deployment Begins

Microsoft to invest in Trans-Atlantic Express Cable. Marking a milestone in the history of submarine fiber optic cable connectivity between Europe and North America, deployment has been started for Hibernia Networks’ new undersea optical fiber cable system. More than 2,000 kilometers of armored fiber optic cables have been loaded to the cable laying ships. In total there are three ships…

Televal Reports Growth in Mexican Fiber Optic Market

California based Valdor’s Mexican subsidiary Televal reports growth in fiber optic telecommunication market. The company says their study shows increasing demand for optical fiber products in the Mexican telecom market. TeleVal is in discussion for long term supply contract with one of the electronics company for their passive optical components. TeleVal says they are witnessing an increase in number of…

ASN Announces Record Distance in Submarine Fiber Optic Communication

Alcatel-Lucent says their submarine cable division Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) has achieved a technological record for subsea communications by extending the reach of unrepeatered cable systems at 100 Gbps to more than 610 kilometers using the same optical fiber for both signal and amplifier transmission. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks technology used a single 100 gigabit-per–second channel over a single fiber which…

Submarine Cable System to Connect Australia and MEA

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks and GoTo Networks have signed a turnkey contract agreement to build Australia West Express, the first submarine fiber optic cable system to connect Australia with Middle East and African countries. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent and GoTo Networks is a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cables systems. The total length estimated…