Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence

Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence OFS Press Release June 3, 2019 Orlando, FL — Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager of OFS, received the Photon Award for excellence in the fiber industry. At its Fiber Connect show in Orlando, Florida, the Fiber Broadband Association honored two extraordinary organizations and one individual for [...]

Chile Inaugurates Southern Fiber System

Chile Inaugurates Southern Fiber System, Launches New Digital Divide Plan By Telecompaper May 29, 2019 Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has inaugurated the country’s Fibra Optica Austral (FOA) southern fibre project and presented a new plan to reduce the country’s digital divide at an event in Puerto Montt. The president was joined by executives of Huawei [...]

Kenya to Invest $59 mln in DARE Fiber Optics System

Kenya to Invest $59 mln to Connect to the Dare Fiber Optics System By Ecofin Agency May 28, 2019 Kenya plans to invest $59 million to increase its data capabilities. This fund will be used to deploy an extension of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE). The submarine sensor required to determine the path of this [...]

2019-05-29T09:56:12-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Nunavik’s KRG Hopes to Begin Fiber Installation This Year

Nunavik’s KRG Hopes to Begin Fibre Optic Installation This Year By Sarah Rogers, Nunatsiaq News March 7, 2019 TheKativik Regional Government says it’s moving onto its next step to bring a fibre optic network to Nunavik, with the installation of the fibre cable planned for this summer. The KRG’s plan to bring high-speed internet to [...]

2019-03-08T10:46:44-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

OSA, Google to Collaborate on Subsea Fiber School

The OSA Foundation Announces Collaboration With Google for Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School OSA Foundation Press Release March 7, 2019 WASHINGTON--The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the inaugural Subsea Optical Fiber Communications International Summer School The program, created by OSAF and Google, highlights the expanding and exciting field of subsea optical fiber communications [...]

Xtera, UCL Demonstrate Record 74.38 Tbit per Fiber

Xtera and UCL Demonstrate a Record 74.38 Tbit/S per Fiber Transmission over Transoceanic Distances Xtera Press Release February 28, 2019 ALLEN, DALLAS and LONDON – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic technology, today demonstrates the benefits of its advanced and novel approach to subsea line design by transmitting 74.38 Tbit/s over a transatlantic distance [...]

Former CEO of Alaska Fiber-Optic Project Pleads Guilty

Former CEO of Company Leading Alaska Fiber-Optic Project Pleads Guilty to Fraud By Alex DeMarban, Anchorage Daily News February 12, 2019 The former chief executive of a company overseeing an Arctic fiber-optic project in Alaska pleaded guilty Monday to fraudulently inducing two New York investment companies to commit more than $250 million to the project, [...]

Installation of Fiber Optic Austral Underway

Installation of Fiber Optic Austral by Orange Marine Underway Orange Press Release January 8, 2019 On 4 January, at around 9:00pm, the Orange Marine cable ship Rene? Descartes sailed around Cape Horn at 56°00’ latitude south and 067°16’ longitude west. This makes it the only cable ship in the world that can claim the title [...]

2019-01-15T12:00:19-04:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hexatronic to Acquire Fiber Optic Company Opternus

Hexatronic Signs Agreement to Acquire German Fiber Optic Company Opternus GmbH Hexatronic Press Release October 25, 2018 Hexatronic Group AB (publ) (“Hexatronic”) has on 25 October 2018 entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in German fiber optic company Opternus GmbH (“Opternus”). The purchase price is MEUR 10 on a debt-free basis and a [...]

2018-10-25T13:14:27-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

OFS Introduces TeraWave SCUBA 125 Optical Fiber

OFS Expands Ultra Long Haul Product Line with Introduction of TeraWave® SCUBA 125 Optical Fiber OFS Press Release March 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO, California - OFC 2018, Booth 3339 - OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products announces an expansion of our ocean product portfolio with the introduction of [...]

2018-03-12T10:44:05-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , |