Light From Optical Fibers Can Induce Sound Waves

Researchers have developed a promising new fiber-optic based chemical sensing method that uses light inside a fiber to induce sound waves outside it, providing indirect information about what surrounds the fiber. By overcoming a significant limitation of existing sensors, the new method could improve sensing capabilities for a wide range of applications, including industrial processes and remote detection of chemicals….

Investigators Raid NetCity Office in Romania

Regulation and control is the mantra now for telecom regulators worldwide. Romania’s Anti-trust agency, Competition Council has initiated a series of investigation to probe the NetCity Telecom’s policies that the regular says is discriminatory. It is alleged that the NetCity, which operates the Bucharest’s underground fiber optic networks had established a dominant position and implemented restrictions that make sharing of the network difficult….

EC Orders Investigation Over DT’s G.fast Plan

Reuters reports that the European Commission(EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into Germany’s approval of Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) plan to use its existing copper wiring to connect homes and offices up to its high-speed fiber optic broadband network because it could harm competition. The telecommunication regulator BNetzA had approved in November 2015 a proposal from Deutsche Telekom to use vectoring…

YOFC Introduces 432 Fiber Micro Cable

China based optical fiber and cable manufacturer YOFC (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co.Ltd) had developed a micro cable that it says has the highest number of optical fibers that is reported in the domestic cable industry so far. The micro cable can be deployed in ducts by using air-blowing installation methods. The single mode fiber cable accommodating up to…

Prysmian Bags Supply contracts for USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier

World’s leading fiber optic product supplier Prysmian bags a US$2 million contract to provide fiber optic cables for aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. The fiber optic cable manufacturer who has their North American headquarters in Lexington will deliver fiber optic cables from its manufacturing facility in the United States. The fiber optic cables will help prevent water from migrating…

Enel Plans to Bid for Controlling Stake in Metroweb

Adding fierce competition to the incumbent telecom operator, Telecom Italia, the utility company cum broadband network provider Enel has announced its plans to bid for a controlling stake in Metroweb. Partnership with Metroweb would add value to Enel’s efforts to build nationwide fiber optic network to deliver high speed broadband. The Milan based Metroweb is one of the broadband network…

Alpha Technologies to Build Fiber Network in South Charleston

The Charleston Gazette-Mail news-portal reported that the city council of South Charleston has approved a resolution that will allow Alpha Technologies Inc. to start deployment of fiber optic network and related infrastructures in the city. The right given to Alpha is non-exclusive. On Thursday’s meeting, the city council approved the resolution through a unanimous voice vote. Alpha had started the…

Telefonica to Offer Symmetric Services in Spain

Spanish telecom giant, Telefonica (Movistar) will begin to roll out a symmetric 30 Mbps and 300 Mbps broadband service over its fiber networks starting from 7th May. By offering symmetrical download and upload speeds, Telefonica is now updated with its rivals. The new symmetric service will be available for free to all new Movistar Fusion subscribers as well as existing…