Fiber Optic News 2015 March 2


An Uneasy Relationship Between Telecom and Tech

For the next four days, a sprawling conference center here will become the global hub for the telecommunications and technology industries. More than 80,000 people — including heavy hitters like Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook; Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone — will gather to sign contracts and share contacts…

NTT firms’ opening up of fiber-optic circuits must be beneficial to users

In encouraging diversification of information and communications services, it is very important to enhance convenience and user-friendliness. In February, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. (NTT East) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corp. (NTT West) began offering their fiber-optic circuit connections to businesses in general for fees….

Rocket Fiber’s launch includes a second stage

There’s more than meets the eye to Rock VenturesLLC‘s plans to install fiber-optic cable to provide ultrafast Internet access in downtown Detroit and Midtown. In addition to the upcoming rollout of the gigabit-speed Internet, which made headlines last week, Rock Ventures’ new company, Rocket Fiber LLC, also wants to….

EXFO Reduces Testing Time by a Minimum of 50% with Release of New Loopback Fiber …

EXFO today announced the latest feature set for EXFO’s iOLM application designed to simplify optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing. The iLOOP intelligent feature relies on the loopback single-ended measurement method allowing two fibers to be characterized through a single acquisition. This feature performs automatic result-splitting of the two fibers–live from the test site–thus eliminating the need for additional post-processing. The fiber-certification process is quickened, resulting in time spent on testing and analysis being slashed by more than 50%…

Italian Government Pushes to Speed up Broadband Rollout

The Italian government is pushing to speed up the roll-out of ultrafast broadband networks to help its ailing economy, fuelling speculation it could force incumbent Telecom Italia into a costly overhaul of its existing infrastructure. The cabinet of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi meets on Tuesday to approve a 6 billion euro ($6.7 billion) plan to build a nationwide fiber-optic network…

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