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 432 fibers are targeted for overseas customers. Cable has been designed keeping in mind the blowing parameters that are prevalent in overseas market.
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 the vessel and will improve onboard data networks and automation systems.
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 providers having strong presence in the country. Telecom Italia has been trying to acquire Metroweb to accelerate its fiber broadband deployment, but failed in its initial attempt.
Officials from the Quintillion Networks said the decreasing ice in the sea helps quicker deployment of the submarine fiber optic cable that connects the communities in arctic Alaska. The Anchorage-based network builder has advantage of the open ocean off the coast of Alaska to lay a 1,200-mile subsea fiber-optic cable that’ll provide faster and more reliable broadband internet connections to northern Alaska and the Interior.