Fiber Optics: History and Advantages

You may know that the simplest form of fiber optics is a medium used for carrying information from one point to another in the form of light. It consists of a transmitting device, which generates the light signal, fiber optic cables (eg. LC to SC cable) that serve as a conduit for pulses of light to travel over distances, and…

Digital West Expands Fiber Optic Network to Grover Beach

California-based Digital West Networks, Inc, the provider of IT infrastructure and cloud services is expanding its fiber optic network beyond San Luis Obispo into Grover Beach. An agreement with the City has been reached for Digital West to deliver the much-needed infrastructure to City public services, area businesses, and residences. The City Council approved the initial phase of a 10-year fiber…

HFCL Recieves Advanced PO from BSNL for Equipment Supply

One of India’s leading fiber optic product suppliers, HFCL (Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) has won contracts worth around US$185 million for the supply of electronic equipment to build fiber optic backbone networks for the armed forces. The advanced purchase order for procurement has been issued by the State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), the national telecom operator in India which is…

BNA Tries to Persuade EU for Using Vector Technology

Germany’s telecoms regulator, BNA (Bundes Netz Agentur) will try to persuade the European Commission to get approval for the Deutsche Telekom’s plans to use its existing last mile copper infrastructures to deliver broadband to the homes and businesses. Use of existing copper wires seems to be attractive for Deutsche Telekom (DT) to connect its subscribers to its high-speed fiber optic…

A Rundown of Fiber Optic Connectors

During the rapid development of fiber optic technologies over the past decades, fiber product manufacturers and companies have released countless sophisticated equipment, during which the so-called “better mousetrap”—fiber optic connectors attract users’ attention. These smart connectors are used to terminate at the ends of fiber optic cables to form fiber optic jumper, like fiber cable LC to LC. Since a…

GIC Plans to Acquire Stakes in Eir

Singapore based investment company, GIC is looking to acquire stakes of Irish telecommunication operator Eircom (Eir). GIC is planning for a multimillion-dollar minority stake in Eir in a deal valuing the Eir at around €3.5 billion ($4 billion). Eir is a rapidly growing telecommunication operator, who has invested in building modern telecommunication infrastructure in Ireland. The Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund is…