CATV Operators Donate Fiber Optic Cables to Jamaican Government

CATV operators and two major toll road operators in Jamaica have donated 650 kilometers of fiber optic cable to the Government for building the nation’s broadband network. These fiber optic cables will be an integral part of the Jamaican national fiber optic backbone network. The cable television operators include the island’s two largest cable providers and 34 smaller rural cable…

European Union Opens Investigation Against Chinese Cable Dumping

Reuters reports that the European Union has opened two investigations into Chinese cable exporters to assess whether optical fiber cables are being sold in the bloc benefiting from unfair subsidies. The European Union sees China as a systemic rival and has 23 investigations underway into various products exported from the country. If the investigations follow actions to regulate the shipment…

ZTE Completes Mauritanian National Backbone Network

ZTE Corporation’s press release reveals that the company had completed the deployment of a national fiber optic backbone network in Mauritania. This network is the first nationwide fiber optic network in the country and ZTE helped the government of Mauritania for successful completion of the deployment. Mauritanian national backbone network is an integral part of WARCIP (West African Regional Communications…

Sumitomo Succeeds Mass Production of Ultra Low Loss Optical Fiber with 0.14 dB/km

Japan-based Sumitomo Electric announced in a press release that the company had succeeded to produce Ultra Low Loss Optical fibers on a massive scale. Sumitomo has achieved the World’s lowest ever recorded attenuation of 0.14 dB/km at 1550nm for the optical fibers and is now capable to produce it commercially. The commercial production is planned for January 2021. Sumitomo recorded…