Italy Prepares Dedicated Website to Update Broadband Status

In an attempt to monitor and speed up the fiber optic broadband deployments in Italy, the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has announced the launch of a dedicated website that updates the details of most recent progress made in the government’s plan to build a national high-speed fiber-optic broadband network. The government authorities are getting serious in their commitment to provide…

End User’s Guide to Fiber Optics

Subscribers are often complaint about not finding any information about fiber optics aimed specifically at them. Because most materials about fiber optics is written to train optical technicians, people who have no experience in telecommunication can not understand these industry standards. So they have to ask an optical technician for help every time they met a problem or even a…

Comparison Among Twisted Pair, Co-axial Cable and Fiber Optics

In communication systems, massive bundles of wires and cables are used to transport data between servers and other equipment. These cables can be twisted pair cables, co-axial cables and fiber optic cables. Since all these three types can be applied to network communications, it’s essential to determine which cable type is the best for the reliable and efficient data transfer,…

BTRC Identifies Grameenphone’s Network for Sonali Bank as illegal

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) says the mobile operator Grameenphone has provided internet services to Sonali Bank, which is a violation of country’s telecom rules. Grameenphone deployed fiber optic cables to provide digital connectivity and provide online transactions of the Sonali bank, which the regulator noted as against the licensing rights given to the Grameenphone and termed the network as…

Optical Cable Corporation’s Shareholders have Reasons to be Happy

Asheville based Optical fiber cable manufacturer OCC (Optical Cable Corporation) has reported profits and posted its earnings on March this year. Now the company has reported US$0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. OCC earned US$14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of US$17.36 million. Earnings per share (EPS) is an important number in business as it…

NEC Breaks Spectral Efficiency Record of Submarine Optical Transmission

The Japan-based NEC Corporation has demonstrated a groundbreaking transmission capacity of optical fiber. The team was able to transmit 34.9 terabits per second (Tbps) on a single optical fiber over a distance greater than 6,300 kilometers. This innovation will have tremendous applications, especially in the future cross-continent communication using submarine fiber optic cables. NEC’s achievement breaks the spectral efficiency record…