AFL has launched the FS300-325 Quad OTDR which is designed specifically for contract installers and network operators deploying and maintaining both single-mode and multimode networks, including Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Passive Optical Networks (PONs), Passive Optical LANs (POLANs) and point-to-point networks.
AFL was featured in CIOReview’s June 2019 edition of the 20 Most Promising Technology Solution Providers for Telecom Industry. The list consists of companies that “exhibit competence in delivering solutions for the new era of digital media and communication.”
The State of South Dakota and Venture Communications will bring broadband services via fiber technology to the Rural Hughes County Area in 2019. This 5.8 million-dollar project will reach almost 700 customer locations in Western Hughes County. This area currently has poor or no broadband connectivity. The project will offer services that include ultra-fast internet with speeds up to one Gig — the equivalent of 1,000 Mbps.
Healthcare IT networks designed today, which must be ready to integrate new applications in the future, can be based on a high-bandwidth digital IP backbone. When cabling a healthcare facility to comply with TIA-1179-A, a system designer has the option to use centralized optical fiber cabling as an alternative to cross connects in a telecom room. This method allows for the reduction of cables in the horizontal space.
Cabling Installation & Maintenance has published a compilation of “must see” cabling disaster photos, culled from social media at Reddit’s sub-communities for ‘Cablefail’ and ‘Cablegore.’ At a certain degree of cabling disaster, some job sites can make even the heartiest techs literally cry out for help.
The June issue of the FOA’s newsletter is now available online.
OFS has introduced its Fortex 2DT loose tube fiber-optic cable. OFS claims that the Fortex 2DT cable “is the industry’s first totally gel-free loose tube cable to feature 200 micron optical fiber in a fully-rated Telcordia GR-20 design.” The smaller and lighter weight cables can help to reduce installation costs in a number of ways including: allowing longer and faster installation with greater distances between handholes (underground installations); providing lighter loads on poles (for aerial installations); and enabling more cable on a reel, which can help to reduce shipping costs and enable fewer splice points.
On Wednesday, MTA, a cooperatively owned telco with about 30,000 customers, announced the construction of a new 100-terabit-per-second fiber-optic line between North Pole, near Fairbanks, and Alcan Border, where it will connect with Canadian carriers, and ultimately the Lower 48. MTA CEO Michael Burke says construction has already begun and is expected to be complete next year.
To ensure reliability, ‘future-forward’ networks need both macro-bending resilient and ruggedized fiber-optic cables. Downtime is a serious concern. According to a recent report published by Gartner, titled The Cost of Downtime, the average cost of network downtime is approximately $5,600 per minute. This adds even more pressure for data center operators and enterprise managers to keep their networks up and running 24/7/365.
In recent years, more enterprise and data center networks hav adopted single-mode fiber. This article will help you understand why single-mode is finding its way into shorter reach applications and will address some prevailing preconceived notions about single-mode fiber — whether true or false — and provide guidance for single-mode testing, cleaning, and inspection.