Tag: fiber optic

Hardware, Technology

Shortage of fiber optic cables could spell disaster for technology firms

July 25, 2022

Via: TechRadar

An acute shortage of fiber optic cabling is set to create significant bottlenecks across critical communications infrastructure projects worldwide. Analysis from market intelligence firm Cru Group shows the price of fiber has risen 70% over the last 18 months or […]


Vodafone expands CityFibre partnership, widening UK broadband footprint

November 11, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Vodafone is expanding its partnership with CityFibre, which, according to the operator, will make it the U.K.’s largest full fiber broadband provider. Vodafone is targeting making fiber services available to more than eight million homes by spring 2022 through its […]


At this point, 5G is a bad joke

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld Networking

Who doesn’t want more bandwidth? I sure do, and I currently have 300Mbps to my home office via Spectrum cable. What I really want is a Gigabit via fiber optic to my doorstep. Maybe I’ll get it someday. But, what […]


Ghent-imec collaboration spins out fiber-optic sensing startup

September 11, 2018


A new fiber-optic sensing company called Sentea has been spun out of a decade-long research collaboration between Ghent University and the imec technology development center. Backed with an initial €1.6 million of seed funding raised from Fidimec, Finindus, PMV, QBIC […]


Fiber-optic telecoms cables detect earthquakes

July 5, 2018


Fiber-optic cables – including the networks already deployed for communications purposes – can be used to detect earthquakes and other ground movements. The optical data cables can also pick up seismic signals from hammer shots, passing cars or wave movements […]

Editorial, Wireless

What are the dilemmas in copper moving out to let fiber in?

July 27, 2016

Via: Andy Melman

Telecommunications copper cables mainly belong to the group of outside plat cables (aerial cables, duct/buried cables, last link wire cables) and to the group of central office cables, which serve for signal transmission within buildings. Another producer describes their copper […]