Fiber Optic Market News 3 March 2016

New fiber optic provider establishes itself in Charlottesville market

A new fiber-optic Internet provider has established itself as a player in the Charlottesville market. Ting, a division of Tucows, bought out local Blue Ridge InternetWorks in 2014 and has since expanded their fiber optic network to reach nearly the entire city. Ting’s fiber optic network provision distinguishes the company in the Charlottesville market, whose Internet services are largely provided by Comcast and other major companies.

Princeton looks at $3.9 million to build its own fiber optic network
It will cost an estimated $3.9 million to build a fiber optic Internet network that reaches into Princeton’s homes at 100 Mbps, according to town officials. With additional contingency costs added to the estimate, town voters will be asked to approve borrowing between $4.6 to $4.75 million at a special town meeting planned for either late June or late August, depending upon completion of the “make ready” work now in progress. Officials believe long term financing is projected at less than $4 million due to the potential for a $920,000 reimbursement from the Commonwealth’s Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI).

Fiber Optic Sensors Market to Grow due to Rising Demand from Industrial Sector

A new market intelligence study by Transparency Market Research presents a detailed overview of the global market for fiber optic sensors. The report is titled “Fiber Optic Sensors Market- Global Forecast, Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis 2015 – 2023.” The market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the market’s growth drivers, the challenges or factors limiting its growth, the current market trends, the market’s structure, and also the market projections for the upcoming years.

The fiber optic sensors market is driven by the increasing demand from industries for devices with sophisticated functionalities. The capability of fiber optic sensors to withstand high temperatures makes them suitable for applications that are operated in extreme environmental conditions, thus boosting the fiber optic sensors market. Fiber optic sensors are used in wind energy generation, LAN operations, smart buildings, the telecommunications industry, and also for homeland security operations. The various applications of fiber optic sensors in different fields and industries have been responsible for boosting the fiber optic sensors market. Moreover, the increasing number of drilling activities in the oil and gas industry can also account for the healthy growth of the fiber optic sensors market from 2015 to 2023.

ITU Gain Consent for New 40Gbps Ultrafast FTTH Broadband Standard
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has gained first-stage approval (“consent“) for a new set of international Fiber to the Home (FTTH/P) broadband standards, which can support both 40Gbps speeds (NG-PON2) and symmetrical 10Gbps speeds (XGS-PON). Strictly speaking, ISPs can already offer similar performance over their existing ultrafast fiber optic networks and indeed we’ve recently seen  Singtel in Singapore promote a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) service using their 10GPON(Gigabit Passive Optical Network) platform. Back in 2012BT also demoed 10Gbps using a similar setup.

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