A recent evergreen technical brief, authored by Corning Cable Systems and distributed by eAnixter, takes as its premise the reality that improper use of a cable re-spooler can cause damage to fiber-optic cable jackets or, in tight buffered cables, result in wavy fiber due to cable crossovers or excessive tensile loading. The document provides a recommended procedure for cutting and respooling fiber-optic cables.
November 4th is ‘Gimme Fibre Day,’ otherwise known as the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao, the man who changed the way the world communicates by transmitting light in fibers for optical communication. Sir Kao died at 84 in September 2018.
Everstream is building an enterprise grade fiber network to support Milwaukee and its businesses as they scale and grow in the coming years. The build-out also includes the construction of new small cell sites to provide high-bandwidth connectivity to the city and businesses. This will deliver the increased bandwidth and data required to support the upcoming 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Corning released its 2019 third quarter and reiterated that it foresees a slowdown in its Optical Communications business unit for the second half of 2019. The company said it will idle production capacity and pace capital projects within the business segment as a result.
Verizon has installed 5G Ultra Wideband service in Corning’s fiber optic cable manufacturing facility in Hickory, NC. Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance in one of the largest fiber optic cable manufacturing facilities in the world. The companies are also working together to co-innovate new 5G-enabled solutions that can potentially revolutionize the way goods and services are produced.
The world communicates on fiber optics. Fiber has become the communications medium of choice for telephones, cell phones, CATV, LAN backbones, security cameras, industrial networks, just about everything. Hundreds of submarine cables connect the world for data, voice and video. This reference guide talks about why we use fiber and the types of networks where they are deployed.
In 1995, I attended a seminar in which the presenter told us that copper was dead, that we were approaching the limits of copper and that the future was fiber. However, fiber is not the answer to everything. The semiconductors that provide the processing power for the modern world are still electrical, not optical. Semiconductors create the data that must then be transmitted at rocket-ship speeds, and so the need exists for a copper connector that will allow extremely high-speed data to be taken from silicon to silicon, or silicon to fiber.
Have you ever wondered how the data we transmit through the internet is able to travel thousands of miles around the globe? Well, for the majority of the distance, the data travels as light signals in fiber optic cable. Signal propagation through optical fiber is based on the phenomena known as total internal reflection (TIR). When light travels through a material and encounters a new material which has a different refractive index, that light changes direction, or bends, when it enters the new material.
Take a virtual tour of OFS’s fiber manufacturing facilities in Norcross, Georgia. View the highly automated OFS manufacturing operation from the pure raw materials to our VAD preform fabrication process to fiber draw and final product testing.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the beginning of its golden age. Forecasts note that the number of connected devices could exceed the 20-billion mark by next year and could reach 50 billion by 2022. For all this, we are basically using just one network protocol. The still-dominant IPv4 standard uses 32-bit addresses, only making around 232, or 4.3 billion different addresses possible. Luckily, a new 128-bit format has existed in principle since 1998. This IPv6 standard offers an address space of 2128, or around 340 sextillions, eliminating any concerns