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Huawei Marine Completes Second Upgrade on WACS

Huawei Marine announces the completion of the second stage of upgrade on the WACS (West African Cable System) submarine fiber optic cable system. Huawei Marine signed the contract for the second upgrade of the cable system with the consortium partners in February 2018. The upgrade realized 32*100G wavelengths configured on the longest optically amplified single fiber span stretching 11500km from…

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China-Pakistan Fiber Network Goes Live for Commercial Use

The China-Pakistan Fiber Optic Project has gone live and now put into commercial use. The 820 kilometers long optical link connects Rawalpindi in Pakistan and the Khunjerab in China. Known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor communication project, the optical link has particular importance to both countries. The Special Communications Organization in Pakistan, who was overseeing the project commented that the…

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Ericsson Launches Solutions for Cellular IoT

Leading ICT solutions provider, Ericsson today announced its plans and Outlined the evolution of cellular IoT in four segments leveraging new capabilities with 4G and 5G to tap growth opportunities from industry digitalization. Ericsson introduced Broadband IoT and Industrial Automation IoT as new segments in addition to Massive IoT and Critical IoT. Ericsson also launched solutions for IoT enhancements and…

Kern River Valley Fiber Project Moves One-Step Forward

The pending fiber optic project by Mediacom to connect Inyokern to Onyx is one step closer to realization as the California Public Utilities Commission announced the release of the Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration. Mediacom intends to install fiber optic cable to bring high-speed broadband to the Kern River Valley along Highway 178. The long-awaited fiber optic cable project…

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Montserrat Invites RFP for Submarine Fiber Cable

The British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean island, Montserrat has invited proposals from prospective bidders for installation and operation and maintenance of a submarine fiber optic cable system. The selected operator will plan, design, install, commission, test, operate and maintain that includes repairs on behalf of the Government of Montserrat. The Montserrat Submarine Fiber Optic Cable is considered to be…

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Furukawa Completes Expansion of Optical Fiber Production Facility

Furukawa Electric Company announced the completion of production capacity expansion in its optical fiber production facility in the Norcross, Georgia (OFS Optical fiber production). The company announced its expansion plan in 2017 in order to double the fiber manufacturing capacity. The announcement came along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility, attended by the Japanese Consular General, representatives from Gwinnett…