April 14, 2012
TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review
By Shawn Hebert
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Another week gone, so let us sum up any news you may have missed in this week's Dark Fiber breakdown.
An unnamed Tier-1 cable provider secured a $7 million order with Sandvine, which includes the company's popular network analytics software suite. Sandvine (News - Alert) did not release the name of the company that purchased the solutions, but did state that the cable provider has been an active client of theirs for over five years.
Integra Telecom (News - Alert) released details on its new Wavelength service. The new product will offer high-bandwidth transport and point-to-point connectivity for businesses looking to store, manage and transport large volumes of data. The release of Wavelength is just part of Integra's $52 million, year-long plan to leverage its fiber network.
TMCNet writer Ashok Bindra posted an article looking at the rising number of Fiber-to-the-Home subscribers. Verizon (News - Alert) Fios is responsible for nearly 60 percent of the eight million American homes that have fiber networks. Google showed its interest in home fiber networks with its rollout in Kansas City, Missouri early last year, so will Verizon be able to retain its number one position for much longer?
The Venti Group developed what the company calls “the first cost-effective open-ended RF suppression sleeve for frequencies in UHF to Microwave.”
With electronic devices being subjected to Electromagnetic interference from external sources, degradation or total loss of data may occur. To prevent this, expensive chokes and stubs are used to reduce the effects. With the new RF supression sleeve, frequencies from 500MHz to 30Ghz will be targeted.
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