Optical fiber supply to fiber optic cable manufacturing companies has been delayed due to the natural disaster that hit Japan. Japan is home to many major optical fiber and preform producers. The earthquake and the tsunami that followed might have done considerable damage to at least some of the manufacturing facilities of the world leading optical fiber suppliers.
Kit Carson Electric Co-operative, KCEC is preparing to deploy optical fiber cables to the households in Northern Mexico. The fiber optic broadband project will be funded by the broadband stimulus program. KCEC received USD 63.8 million in grants and loans to deploy high-speed broadband technology in Northern Mexico.
Japan’s biggest earthquake and monster tsunami had happened before more than one month from now. The country is recovering slowly from the natural disaster. It will take years to reconstruct the eastern parts of Japan that was destroyed by tsunami. Japan’s buildings are capable to withstand severe earthquakes, but the tsunami of that wildness was an unexpected natural disaster.
We could read one such news from Knill Groupe, which is the world leading optical fiber and fiber optic cable machine manufacturer. Knill Groppe has two brand names such as Rosendahl and Nextrom. A new optical fiber and preform manufacturing plant will be established in Russia’s Mordovia Republic. The location of the new factory will be Saransk, which is the capital city of Mordovia. Nextrom will supply optical fiber and preform machines to this new factory in Russia. Mordovia is around 650 kilometers from Moscow.
The new communication cable system will connect Europe and the Middle East, passing through Russia and Iran. The cables that will be laid to make the communication network will be a combination of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic cables. European countries and Iran could be covered with the proposed terrestrial fiber optic cables. The sea between Iran and Oman has to be covered with the laying of undersea fiber optic cables.
Vodacom announced its intention to deploy fiber optic cables by itself and for its own use in Mozambique. This is against the policies that are being initiated by the telecommunication regulatory authority in Mozambique, which asks the competitors to share their network so that investment in telecom infrastructure could be effectively utilized. However the South African mobile phone company Vodacom operating in Mozambique has rejected the recommendations from the Mozambican regulatory body, the INCM (National Communications institute of Mozambique) that basic infrastructure should be shared between telecommunications operators, and instead it is pushing ahead with its own network of fiber-optic cables.