Optical fibers are getting smaller and smaller to the deployment challenges raised by the applications. As telecom operators also started looking for high fiber count cables in reduced diameters, optical fiber and cable manufacturers have been investing in research and development to realize smaller fibers and cables. Prysmian becomes the first company to release a portfolio of cables that make use of optical fibers having a diameter of 180µm (micrometers). These cables will be deployed for FTTx and 5G networks.
In an online Webinar organized by FTTH Council Europe, Principal Analyst of IDATE, Mr. Roland Montagne, presented the 2020 Fiber Market Panorama and updated the European FTTH and FTTB status up to 2019. The webinar was free for the registered users and was conducted on 23 April, 2020.
Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has given green signal to the fiber optic project so that Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) can proceed with the deployment. MEC announced that they received the approval in a unanimous voting took place at ACC.
Grain Management, LLC will acquire Hunter Communications, Inc., a regional fiber connectivity provider and one of the largest private telecommunications operators in Oregon. Grain Management, LLC, (“Grain”) a leading Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm focused on the global communications sector, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Hunter Communications, Inc. (“Hunter”).
Tasmanian Networks Pty Limited (TasNetworks) has selected coherent optical solutions from Ciena to address rising bandwidth requirements driven by IoT, 5G and data center services. Ciena solutions will provide the end-users of TasNetworks across the state with connectivity for mission-critical tasks.
Cisco has announced the intent to acquire privately-held Fluidmesh Networks, a leader in wireless backhaul systems. Fluidmesh’s Technology is expected to strengthen Cisco’s Wireless Solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things.