Nigerian govt to roll out 18,000 km of fibre optic cable

Nigerian government is planning to deploy 18,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables in order to make optical connectivity throughout the country so that Nigeria can make itself ready for industrialization. The Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, set up in March 2017 and running under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has commenced initiatives to accelerate the country’s industrialisation by installing fiber optic cable nationwide to improve broad band penetration.

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Seabras-1 and AEConnect Join to Provide Connectivity Between Europe and South America

A new route of submarine fiber cable will be created by the collaboration of two submarine cable operators Seaborn Networks and Aqua Comms. The US based Seaborn Network’s Seabras-1 Connecting Sao Paulo in Brazil and the New Jersey in the United States will interconnect with Aqua Comms’ AEConnect submarine system that connects New York, Dublin and London. The inter connection at New Jersey will provide connectivity between Latin America and the Western Europe.

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C Spire Starts 1 Gbps offer to Businesses in Tupelo

Ridgeland based C Spire (Cellular South Inc) is all set to launch FIber to the business entities in Tupelo city. As per the plans, C Spire will deploy high speed broadband services through optical fibers. The Daily Journal reported that C Spire began rolling out its Fiber to the Home program in 2014. C Spire delivers internet speeds of up 1 Gbps – 100 times faster than typical home internet connections.

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Jupiter Submarine Fiber Cable System to Connect Japan and U.S.

Japan based NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has signed an agreement to construct optical submarine cable connecting Japan and the United States also connecting Philippines on its way. The cable system named Jupiter will have large capacity and low latency and will be compatible with 400Gbps optical wavelength division multiplexing transmission system. NTT Com is part of a consortium comprising Softbank, Facebbok, Amazon, PLDT and PCCW Global.

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City of San Francisco Plans for Full Fiber Deployment

The Californian city of San Francisco has adopted a resolution to deploy fiber optic cables to each of it’s residences and businesses to deliver high-speed broadband services. By doing this San Francisco would be the first major city in the United States to commit to connecting each of its homes and businesses to a fiber optic network. The Fiber for…

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Shin-Etsu Announces Expansion of Preform Production

Japanese preform manufacturer, Shin-Etsu Chemical has revealed it’s plan to dramatically increase production of optical preforms, which is the key raw material for optical fiber in the coming years. The global fiber optic market has been undergoing through a massive shortage of optical fibers that makes delays in many projects. The shortage has also driven the global optical fiber prices…