AFL has unveiled the OptiNID Duo fiber-optic demarcation enclosure. The enclosure integrates routing, splicing and connectivity features into its molded base to support multiple termination options for different FTTx applications.
NTest says it is supplying its FiberWatch Remote Fiber Test System (RFTS) to Oman Broadband. The government-owned company is using the RFTS for fiber network monitoring purposes as it rolls out a fiber to the home (FTTH) fiber broadband network across the sultanate.
Verizon’s Lee Hicks received the 2018 FTTXcellence Award at last year’s Fiber Connect event. The award, co-presented by Corning Inc. and Lightwave, recognizes innovation in optical access networks in the Americas. Hicks was cited for his work as lead for Verizon’s One Fiber initiative, in which the service provider plans to converge mobile and fixed service delivery and support over a single advanced fiber-optic access infrastructure. That infrastructure will leverage one of the first significant
Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, and Next Level Technician, another training organization, have established a collaboration to help meet the training needs of new and established fiber technicians in North and South Carolina. The two parties hope to help meet the region’s need for trained cabling technicians as well has help those hoping to enter the field.
Cable installation technology specialist Emtelle has unveiled FibreFlow WEBFLEX, a direct burial tube bundle designed to support simplified branching of microducts in fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) applications. The bundle comprises 12 microducts joined in a branch formation that enables technicians to strip and branch individual microducts easily and without disruption or damage to the other microducts in the bundle, Emtelle says.
Danish service provider Telenor says it has signed an agreement to gain access to the fiber network of Eniig Group subsidiary OpenNet. The agreement will enable Telenor to offer its services to more than 300,000 potential customers in Central and North Jutland.
Light Brigade, the training and education division of AFL, now offers its core “Fiber Optics 1-2-3” course in a remote classroom format. The remote version is led by a senior instructor and is designed for students who can’t travel to one of the full training sessions or don’t need the hands-on training the full sessions supply.
Corning Inc. and Lightwave are accepting nominations for the 2019 FTTXcellence Awards. Now in its 16th year, the FTTXcellence Awards recognizes an individual who has significantly advanced the deployment of fiber-optic access network technology in the Americas. Nominations will close May 1, 2019. The award will be presented at this year's Fiber Connect Conference and Expo, which is being held June 3-5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
For the second year in a row, deployments of fiber-optic cable in China should decline year-on-year, according to CRU. And, for the second year in a row, deployments elsewhere in the world should offset this decline and lead to overall growth – just not as much in 2019 as in 2018, predicts the market research firm.
Swiss optical passive technology company Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) has introduced the PRIME ODF (Professional Interconnection Management Equipment Optical Distribution Frame to the U.S. market. The PRIME ODF offers flexibility via a module-based design as well as the ability to manage up to 5376 fibers. It targets fiber to the home (FTTH) operators who wish to tailor their optical distribution hubs for both today’s and tomorrow’s requirements, according to R&M. The platform also would prove beneficial
Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI; NASDAQ: JCS) says its wholly owned subsidiary Suttle, Inc. has sold its FutureLink Fiber business line to PPC Broadband Inc., a unit of Belden. PPC paid $5 million in cash for its new assets. CSI says it will use the money for general corporate purposes.
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) says it has closed its acquisition of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS). The deal, which sees CommScope buy the publicly traded ARRIS and its Ruckus Networks subsidiary for $7.4 billion, enables the company to add a wide range of communications hardware, primarily for cable network operators, to its physical layer infrastructure portfolio. The result is a total addressable market worth more than $60 billion, CommScope asserts.
Emtelle has unveiled the Emtelle HomeConnect preconnectorized fiber cabling system designed to meet both internal and external fiber to the premises (FTTP) drop cable requirements. Use of the system provides both installation and time and cost savings, the company asserts.