February 2014

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Fiberoptic.com Presents: Laying the groundwork for high-performance wireless access

Fiberoptic.com Presents: Laying the groundwork for high-performance wireless access Enterprise IT managers must consider new strategies for integrating wireless capabilities into the core network, and for the cabling backhaul to support them. Until recently WiFi within the enterprise facility was considered a supplementary leading-edge service–offered to visitors and occasionally used by staff. That is no longer...
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FiberOptic.com Presents: Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers Market Forecast

Fiberoptic.com Presents: Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers Market Forecast     Aptos, CA (USA) – February 4, 2014  — ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market and technology research consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of an extensive report covering the worldwide market for Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers.  This report provides an analysis of...
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FiberOptic.com Presents: Where we were 10 years ago: Executing Air-Blown Fiber Installations

Fiberoptic.com Presents:​ Where we were 10 Years Ago: Executing Air-Blown Fiber Installations Combined with a zone cabling approach, air-blown fiber simplifies MACs and network upgrades, with minimal interruption. Using a zone cabling approach for a network at its new facility in Pittsburgh, PA, Seagate Research chose air-blown optical-fiber to ease installation and for future upgrade capabilities....
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Placing Our Bets on Network Security in 2014

Fiberoptic.com​ Presents: Placing Our Bets on Network Security in 2014                                   As a marketer, it’s reassuring to be able to point to third-party data that reinforces industry trends and customer needs, rather than us, the vendor, “tooting our own horn.”...
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Fiberoptic.com​ Presents: Windstream secures $1.6M order to supply fiber service to three U.S. military installations

Windstream continues to provide reliable voice, data and network services to federal government agencies ​ LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million contract by the United States Department of Defense to provide fiber connections and services for three U.S....
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FiberOptic.com Presents: NCTA: FCC Should Open up Satellite Spectrum for WiFi and Gigabit Wifi Use

Fiberoptic.com Presents: ​NCTA: FCC Should Open up Satellite Spectrum for WiFi and Gigabit WiFi Use The National Cable & Telecommunications Association on Wednesday filed a report with the FCC aimed at persuading the commission to allow 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz U-NII-1 band to be used more broadly for WiFi, including the new...
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All That Fiber Optic Cable Under Your Feet Can Hear You Walking

  Photo vi​a Flickr/CC. The National Security Agency most likely did not listen to you trudge to work this morning over a series of underground microphones. For all we know, the agency isn’t keeping its ears to the ground, as it were. But it could if it wanted to. It would be the most ambitious use of what’s known as distributed acoustic sensing. Put...
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Fiberoptic.com Presents: Huawei’s embedded OTDR could reduce FTTx maintenance costs

Fiberoptic.com is excited to annouce Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.’s prototype optical transceiver with embedded optical time-domain reflectometer (eOTDR) functionality, which the company claims could significantly reduce the cost of troubleshooting in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. An OTDR detects backscattered light in optical fibers and uses this information to compute the location of faults. Traditionally, FTTH maintenance...
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Fiberoptic.com Presents: EXFO Takes 100G Multiservice Field Testing to the Next Level

Fiberoptic.com Feature Article: EXFO’s New FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Test Suite Enables All 10M-to-100G Rates for Multiservice Field Testing Fiberoptic.com is excited to announce the extension of EXFO’s FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer offering to cover 10M-to-10G interfaces, as well as rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40G/100G capabilities, these functionalities are available...
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Fiber Optic Connectors and Cleanliness

“Dust Cap” may not be the best name for the small piece of plastic that covers the end of a fiber optic connector, since the cap’s purpose isn’t actually to keep dust out.  A dust cap’s actual job is not so much to keep the fiber clean, but to shield the polished endface of the...
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