Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks and GoTo Networks have signed a turnkey contract agreement to build Australia West Express, the first submarine fiber optic cable system to connect Australia with Middle East and African countries. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent and GoTo Networks is a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cables systems. The total length estimated for the submarine link is 10,500 kilometers when it connects Perth in Australia to the Djibout in Africa. This new submarine route will handle data traffic between Australia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Optical storage devices are not a new technology and hence development of new type of optical storage devices may not get enough attention of technical communities. But the news from Kastler Brossel Laboratory in Paris is really appealing and has the potential to get attention of technical geeks. The researchers B. Gouraud, D. Maxein, A. Nicolas, O. Morin, led by J. Laurat at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory in Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris have demonstrated to store information in light that propagates in an optical fiber and to release it later when required. The research team found that controlling a photon in an optical fiber is easier. The significance of the research findings lies in the fact that the optical signals propagating along the length of an optical fiber can be temporarily stored in a cloud of cold atoms surrounding the fiber.
North Florida based internet service provider Joytel Communications has entered a long term agreement with Allied Fiber to utilize the network for delivering services to its customers. As per the agreement Joytel can make use of the dark fibers and neutral colocation services of Allied Fiber. Allied Fiber’s networks will enable Joytel to reach to the under served areas on the East Coast of Florida.
Anniston City Council approves the proposal for franchise agreement with M2 Connections to install fiber optic network and deliver high-speed Internet services to the businesses in the city. M2 Communications will deploy around 10 kilometers of fiber optic cables in the city to connect to the subscribers.