Glo 1 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands in Ghana

Glo 1, a high capacity undersea fiber-optic cable, has today connected Ghana to West Africa and Europe. The 9,800km long submarine cable network, the first project of its kind to be executed entirely by a single organization, berthed on the beaches of Osu, in Accra.

Verizon Decides to Deploy MDU Cables from OFS

We heard such a good news from OFS press release that Verizon Communications Inc. had decided to procure and install OFS’ EZ-Bend® multiple dwelling units (MDU) drop cable which Verizon will use in their MDU FIOS applications.   OFS’ leading MDU drop cables will support cost economical installation of fiber to the home or fiber to the building. Optical fiber deployments at the premises have to be cost-effective in order to make it attractive to the subscribers.

FTC Selects Occam for GPON Solutions

Occam Networks official press release announced that Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) has selected their latest Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and GPON FTTP options to deliver IPTV to its deepest rural and highest density service areas. Farmers Telephone company is already using Occam’s Multiservice access platform BLC 6000 to build its internet broadband network.

New Conference Planned to Promote FTTH in the Middle East

The Middle East Group of FTTH Council Europe today announced plans to host its first regional Middle East event, providing service providers, investors, regulators, and other prospective FTTH stakeholders of the Middle East region with valuable insights into the business and technical solutions to next-generation broadband deployment. The two-day event, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jordan’s capital city Amman, will feature a conference programme filled with case studies, regulatory debate and technical best-practice alongside a dedicated exhibition showcasing the latest FTTH products. Delegate registration for the event will open on 30th July.

Clearfield Reduces Opex Cost of Broadband Deployment

Broadband service providers can now drastically reduce their operational cost of deployment without jeopardizing the reliability of their fiber circuits. Clearfield, Inc. announced today that the Clearview Cassette, the building block of the FieldSmart Fiber Management Platform, is now shipping with an MPO/MTP configuration option. What makes this solution unique, is that while the MTP/MPO — a multi-fiber connector for high-density interconnections — provides for up to 12 ribbon fibers in a single port, its inclusion within the Clearview Cassette allows for full plug-n-play flexibility and rapid turn-up time, while the physical protection of the fiber is maintained within the integrated enclosure of the cassette itself.

African Development Bank will Fund West African Undersea Fiber Optic Cable System

The African Development Bank Group will give US dollar 66 million to Main One cable company to develop the submarine fiber optic cable link along the west African coast. The total fiber optic project cost is estimated to be US dollar 240 million.