The World Celebrates the Birthday of Father of Fiber Optics

Today, the November 4 is the birthdate of Sir Charles Kuen Kao (Professor Kao), the man who is known as the Godfather of Broadband, Father of Fiber Optics and the Father of Fiber Optic Communication. FOMSN joins with the world of fiber optic professionals to celebrate his birthday. FTTH Council Europe has sent out an email to the registered users to remind the “Gimme Fibre Day”, which is on 4th November as a tribute to Professor Kao.

Enel Open Fiber Granted Fund for Italian Fiber Broadband Network Deployment

Reuters report from MILAN that Italy’s Fiber optic broadband network provider, Open Fiber has secured enough funds from different sources required to speed up its network rollout throughout the country. Enel in a statement said that the banks, state lender CDP and the European Investment Bank had signed off on a 3.5 billion euro project finance package to help fund the ultrafast broadband network it is rolling out across the country.

Why is it Essential to Monitor a Fiber Optic Network?

Fiber networks all over the world has been increasing with the explosive growth in the data market. Globally, there are more than 5 billion kilometers of optical fibers installed, underground, aerially or under the sea. This corresponds to almost 138 million cable kilometers. It is also estimated roughly by some experts that on an average there are around 1566 fiber cuts every day. In other words, there are more than 1 fiber cut at every minute at some part of the world.

MASMOVIL Fiber Network Reaches to 11 Million Spanish Households

MASMOVIL Group in a press release said their fober optic network had reached 11 million households in Spain. The Company can commercialize the most attractive fiber optic convergent offer of the Spanish market, throughout its brands: Yoigo, MASMOVIL and Pepephone. The company covers all the Spanish provinces with its fiber offer.