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Displaying items by tag: Fibre Optic

The rising demand for high-speed Internet services to support work from home commitments has pushed the Indian government to expand “fibre optic infrastructure across the country”, and will further drive a market growth at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1% from 2020-2025, according to GlobalData. Along with this initiative, it also plans to establish internet connectivity to 600, 000 Indian villages by 2023.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mr McGuire might have advised graduate Dustin Hoffman to get into plastics back in the 1960s, but it's a good thing PacketLight's founders decided that fiber optical transport solutions were the ideal way to deliver our fantastically elastic present and an even more amazing future still before us.

Published in Guest Interviews

US company XKL, a provider of fibre optic networking systems, has announced a new Wi-Fi infrastructure solution based on its DQT10 transponder, providing a point-to-multi-point topology solution for fibre-to-wireless hybrid networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Independent telecommunications challenger, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, today commenced commercial operations for its 15,000km fibre optic deep-sea cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

AARNet and Cisco have deployed one of the world’s longest unregenerated high-performance optical links.

Published in Networking

Fibre-optic Christmas trees are available in many shops - but if you want to see the world's largest example, you'll need to visit Hong Kong.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 20 September 2010 17:00

UN report says NBN should be 'technology neutral'

A United Nations report on broadband infrastructure recommends that government's remain "technology neutral" in national roll-outs as the most risk averse strategy - a finding Malcolm Turnbull says highlights the Coalition's concerns about the NBN.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 18:16

NBN will come in under budget

There has been all sorts of scaremongering about the cost of the NBN, but industry executive Phil Sykes is convinced there won't be a budget blowout.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 26 July 2010 13:32

BBNC claims it can save NBN Co $10 billion

An Australian company says it can offer fibre deployment technology capable of reducing the cost of the NBN rollout by around $10 billion.

Published in Strategy
The $43 billion monstrosity that is Australia's already woefully outdated 100Mbps 'fibre optic' national broadband network (NBN) has finally had its first piece of mainland infrastructure installed, some 7 long years before the rest of the network is finally due to be completed.
Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 11:52

'Fibre is the answer' says telco supplier

Despite suggestions by some politicians that wireless technology could deliver broadband across Australia, an executive at one of the potential equipment suppliers to the NBN says "fibre is the answer". And that's coming from a company with products for the major fixed and wireless communications technologies.

Monday, 19 October 2009 07:28

Aussie tech to speed fibre tenfold

An Australian-developed technology that can deliver a tenfold increase in the capacity of an optical fibre link is being commercialised.

Internode says it’s taking advantage of a reduction in data transfer costs afforded by the new fibre-optic link between Australia and the Pacific Island of Guam to boost data quotas and lower plan costs to its customers.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 12:49

Aerial cables could halve the cost of NBN: Ericsson

Attaching NBN fibre to power poles instead of putting it in underground ducts would reduce the cost of the rollout by one third to a half, according to an Ericsson guru on NBN matters.

Published in Networking
Nortel Networks has undertaken extensive modelling of traffic demands likely to be imposed on Australia's long haul domestic and international networks as a result of the NBN and says massive upgrades will be required.

Thursday, 16 July 2009 11:00

NBN coming to Tasmania: first tender called

The first stage of the National Broadband Network (NBN) deployment is about to begin in earnest with the release of a tender for the supply of fibre optic cable.

Published in Technology Tenders
As predicted by iTWire a year ago, Telstra has announced plans to upgrade the capacity on its Melbourne-Sydney optical fibre link by quadrupling from 10Gpbs to 40Gbps the data throughput on each optical wavelength in the fibre.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 21 May 2009 07:41

NBN critics 'opportunistic': Conroy

Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy has again slammed National Broadband Network (NBN) critics, accusing them of opportunistic misrepresentation when claiming that towns of under 1000 people will automatically miss out on fibre.

Published in Market
The Shadow Minister for Broadband and Comms, Senator Nick Minchin, has yet again blasted the Federal Government over its claims following the announcement that the $4.7B NBN would be turning into a $43B NBN, saying that some members of the NBN Panel have admitted never giving any advice to the Government on investing in a “fibre to the home” network.

Published in Strategy
The Victorian government is putting forward a strong case to be the home of the National Broadband Network (NBN), following an earlier claim by Queensland. New South Wales has yet to put up its hand for consideration.

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