Fiber optic cable will be built between Guantánamo and Florida

The submarine cable system construction will cost 35 million dollars and Xtera Communications, the Texas Firm responsible for the work, expects to turn it on in February 2016.

September 07, 2015 by

Fiber Optic Equipment Market worth 902.2$ by 2020

Before and after installing fiber optic is really important to test its work and feasibility because testing it reduces the failure rate, saving future repair cost. Companies are using Fiber Optic Test Equipment to detect flaws and provide accurate measurement of power and attenuation losses

A 3,400 miles fiber optic network will be built in Kentucky

The construction will start this year and is planned to be finished by the middle of 2016 in eastern Kentucky, and eventually it will reach all 120 counties of the state. State and private officials revealed the project will cost about 324 million $. 

The Impact of Fiber to the Home

What does a new patio deck at your house and fiber to the home have in common? They both increase the value of your home! According to recent research conducted by the University of Colorado and Carnegie Mellon University, fiber to the home can increase an average home's value by over $5K dollars (+3%).

August 07, 2015 by

Brazil wants to expand their fiber optics networks

The Brazilian government wants to have fiber optic technology in 90% of the country’s cities. The average Internet speed in the South American country has gone up by 11%, reaching 2.9Mbps.

Alcatel-Lucent completed 3700 miles of submarine cable from US to Ecuador

The undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, ASN, has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), an almost 3700 miles undersea cable linking US to Ecuador


Huawei building almost 2.500 miles of fiber optic to Equatorial Guinea

Huawei will build almost 2.500 miles of fiber optic cable in Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the project will take two years and will bring high-speed Internet access to most of the people in the African country


What should AT&T do now that it owns DirecTV?

AT&T completed its acquisition of DirecTV last week, about a year after it was first announced. To be honest, I was never a big fan of this move. Pay TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S.

July 30, 2015 by

CenturyLink's UCaaS service going to Iowa

CenturyLink agreed to provide its unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) to Iowa Communications Network (ICN), thus increasing its presence in the cloud-based services market.