Fiber Optic Market News 1 March 2016

Fiber optics will blow up cell phone speed

Türk Telekom collaborates with Korea Telecom, which will test 5G technology at the 2018 Pyeong-Chang Winter Olympics. 4.5G and WiFi network will be use together to reach 5G speed for cell phones. Gigabyte speed was on the agenda at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) organized by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association in Barcelona where the future of mobile technologies were thoroughly discussed and new products were displayed. The world’s first 5G connection will be tested for the first time at the 2018 Pyeong-Chang Winter Olympics and its infrastructure will be built by Korea Telecom. In short, 5G technology is not far away from us. Considering that 5 billion people around the world will be mobile subscribers, we have a long way to go when it comes to Internet speed. Giga LTE, one of the most talked about technologies at MWC that offers 1GB Internet speed, will provide its services in Turkey. Giga LTE technology, which uses both 4.5G (LTE) and Wi-Fi, is on the agenda of every mobile operator.

Giga LTE was introduced to the technology world by Korea Telecom in South Korea. The technology brings 4.5G technology and Wi-Fi connection together and allows mobile devices to reach 1GB of digital information exchange speed. However, I must say that that this speed is theoretically the maximum speed that mobile data transfer can achieve.

Increased fiber optic capacity in Decatur

Southern Light, a Mobile based provider of fiber-optic infrastructure solutions, announced today a strategic expansion in Decatur. In April of 2015, Southern Light secured a franchise agreement with the City, creating a framework for the company to build in City-owned Rights of Way. Since then, Southern Light has begun construction to other telecommunications facilities, laying the foundation for further expansion. Southern Light will now begin construction on a Central Business District network, which will initially serve the City of Decatur. Southern Light will support broadband capacity needs throughout the city, focusing on hospitals, businesses, non-profits, financial institutions, and government entities.

"We are thrilled about expanding our network in Decatur," said Andy Newton, President and CEO of Southern Light. "The City has been very business–friendly, outlining clear parameters for us to operate efficiently and effectively. This expansion will provide much needed service to local businesses, carriers, and government entities, and we look forward to being strong corporate citizens as we build out our network in Decatur."

Over half Brazilian municipalities have fibre link

The fiber-optic infrastructure already covers 54 percent of Brazilian municipalities, according to a recent survey of the Association of Internet and Telecommunications Providers (Abrint). Regional providers reach 930 cities with backhaul in fiber. In 308 of these cities (or 34%), the major operators have fiber networks. The survey also shows that 216 municipalities should receive a fiber transport network within a year.

Scientists Alter Memories Using Fiber Optics in Brains

If you could have the memory of an event changed so that the outcome you remember in the future was different, would you? What if that memory was the cause of an addiction? This sounds like the plot of a number of movies but it’s now reality as scientists have manipulated the memories of mice to break them of their cocaine habits. What kind of person gets mice hooked on coke anyway?

According to their study published in Nature Neuroscience, neuroscientists Stéphanie Trouche and David Dupret from Oxford’s MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit developed an experiment to test whether light from fiber optic cables pointed directly at brain cells could change them and whether the results could be controlled. The process is called optogenetics and was first tested in 2013 when researchers at MIT used it to implant false memories in a mouse’s brain by activating light-sensitive proteins with fiber optics. Trouche and Dupret took their experiment one step further and used optogenetics to change actual memories.

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