Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. creates first optical fiber with ultra-low transmission loss for mass production

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. realizes the world's first mass production of an optical fiber having an ultra-low transmission loss of 0.14 dB/km. The company will start its commercial supply in January 2021. By Sumitomo Press Release December 18, 2020 Optical fiber serves as a backbone infrastructure supporting global information and communication society. In order to [...]

2020-12-18T15:17:49-05:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , |

The Third Wave – Reflections on the Ownership Possibilities Ahead

The Third Wave – Reflections on the Ownership Possibilities Ahead By Kieran Clark July 20, 2020 Back in 2008, BP completed the first repeatered submarine fiber optic system for offshore oil & gas facilities. The Gulf of Mexico Fiber (GoM Fiber) system provided an immediate and unprecedented increase in telecoms capability – especially compared to [...]

2020-07-21T13:03:16-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

Montserrat’s Subsea Cable Connectivity Completed

Montserrat's Subsea Fibre-Optic Cable Connectivity Completed By MENAFN July 6, 2020 BRADES, Montserrat – Installation of the new submarine fibre optic cable system from Montserrat, to the Branching Unit between Guadeloupe and Antigua, has been successfully completed. Marine installation operations commenced following the arrival of the cable-laying ship, 'IT Intrepid'. 'The CS IT Intrepid successfully [...]

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering By Michel Martin and Antoine Rey with Introductory Remarks by José Chesnoy May 18, 2020 Introductory Remarks Power feeding of a submarine cable is often a discrete part of the system. The operation staff has identified from the beginning that it is a high voltage equipment needing [...]

Sparkle Adds Fiber Pair on Google Curie Submarine Cable

Sparkle Adds Fiber Pair on Google’s Curie Submarine Cable to Its Assets in the Pacific Sparkle Press Release May 6, 2020 Rome - Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the enhancement of its American backbone boosting its Pacific routes with a new fiber pair on Curie [...]

2020-05-06T10:35:50-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hexatronic Wins Submarine Cable Orders Totaling 40 MSEK

Hexatronic Wins Submarine Cable Orders Totaling 40 MSEK Hexatronic Group AB Press Release April 15, 2020 Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, has recently signed several agreements regarding fiber optic submarine cable. The total order value amounts to 40 MSEK, of which most of it is from [...]

2020-04-16T10:34:29-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Israel to Participate in Google Cable Project

Israel to Play Key Role in Giant Google Fiber Optic Cable Project By Amitai Ziv, Haaretz April 14, 2020 Israel will soon have a critical place on Google’s expanding global fiber optic network. The U.S. technology giant is planning a cable called Blue-Raman (the latter half named after the Indian Nobel Prize laureate Venkata Raman) [...]

2020-04-14T14:12:19-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Infinera Unveils New Compact Modular Optical Transport Solutions

Infinera Unveils the Next Phase in the Evolution of Compact Modular Optical Transport Solutions Infinera Press Release April 1, 2020 Sunnyvale, Calif. – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) unveiled today the expansion of the industry-leading Groove (GX) Series of open, compact, and modular transport solutions. The GX Series expansion leverages the power of sled-based architectures to bring [...]

2020-04-02T10:20:35-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

Infinera Breaks Industry Record with 800G

Infinera Breaks Industry Record with 800G Transmission over 950 Kilometers in a Live Network Trial Infinera Press Release March 17, 2020 Sunnyvale, Calif. – March 17, 2020, 8:00 a.m. ET – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today the successful completion of a live network trial of 800 gigabits per second (800G) single-wavelength transmission at 96 Gbaud [...]

2020-03-19T18:43:30-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

DARE1 Subsea Cable Deployment Officially Completed

Deployment of Subsea Cable DARE1 Officially Completed By Ecofin Agency March 11, 2020 (Ecofin Agency) - Kenya is now officially connected to Djibouti via an optical fiber with the subsea cable Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (Dare1) landing on the Kenyan coast of Mombasa as expected. In May last year, the Kenyan government expressed its [...]

2020-03-12T10:32:35-04:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |