Broadband service providers can now drastically reduce their operational cost of deployment without jeopardizing the reliability of their fiber circuits. Clearfield, Inc. announced today that the Clearview Cassette, the building block of the FieldSmart Fiber Management Platform, is now shipping with an MPO/MTP configuration option. What makes this solution unique, is that while the MTP/MPO — a multi-fiber connector for high-density interconnections — provides for up to 12 ribbon fibers in a single port, its inclusion within the Clearview Cassette allows for full plug-n-play flexibility and rapid turn-up time, while the physical protection of the fiber is maintained within the integrated enclosure of the cassette itself.
The African Development Bank Group will give US dollar 66 million to Main One cable company to develop the submarine fiber optic cable link along the west African coast. The total fiber optic project cost is estimated to be US dollar 240 million.
The inauguration ceremony to build a fiber optic cable manufacturing facility was held on 20 May by the Vietnam Fiber Optics Joint Stock Company (VFO) in the Bau Cat Industrial Zone of Binh Duong.
Ericsson fiber technology is connecting homes in India for the first time to high-end data, television, and communication services. An agreement with one of India’s in-building management solution companies is the first step in bringing high-speed connectivity to millions of homes in the nation.
Optocap Ltd. a provider of advanced packaging and assembly services for optoelectronics and microelectronics, has released a turnkey packaging platform for fiber coupling of optoelectronic devices. The platform utilizes the company’s proprietary designs, materials, and process knowledge for prototype and volume quantities.
Smithville, a privately held telecom provider in Indiana, had completed the first segment of an FTTH overbuild valued at more than $100 million for all of its residential customers. The technology will allow Smithville’s customers access to faster broadband services, including a 100-Mbps package. The company says it is the first ISP in the Midwest to offer speeds higher than 50-Mbps for residential customers.