Mobilizing America: 5G and the Mobile Future

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On May 18, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Mobile Future will present a free webinar discussing the power and promise of 5G wireless networks. With 5G on the horizon, the global race to lead the world in this next wireless revolution is underway.  Webinar presenters include Jim Kohlenberger, former White House Technology Advisor to […]


Emerging Subsea Networks: The Search for High Capacity and Long Reach

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To support the exponential growth of global data traffic, 100 Gb/s submarine transmission systems are being installed in transoceanic links. These systems offer capacity up to ~10 Tb/s on a single core fiber using a C-band Erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). However, there are distinct challenges involved in developing and deploying high-capacity transoceanic distance transmissions […]


The Heat Is On

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The commercial use of optical fiber in harsh environments is continually growing.  These applications include medical probes that undergo sterilization at elevated temperatures and distributed sensors in oil and gas pipelines and wells exposed to extreme heat and cold.  For these fibers to be used successfully, researchers and manufacturers must address the issues of fiber […]


Gimme Fiber!

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On November 4, the FTTH Councils will celebrate “Gimme Fiber” Day. This annual event showcases the positive impact that optical fiber has had on communities around the world, and what global policymakers can do to help advance the expansion of fiber optic networks. To help commemorate “Gimme Fiber” Day, the FTTH Councils will sponsor a […]


2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Recognizes OFS Products

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Two OFS fiber optic products have obtained recognition by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. In these reviews, LaserWave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber received a score of 4.5 out of 5 points and the InvisiLIght® Optical Solutions earned a score of 3.5 points. According to Lightwave, the competitive, unbiased Innovation Reviews program celebrates the most original […]


How ADSS Cable “Lost the Gel”

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Over the past decade, the fiber optic industry developed and quickly accepted the use of completely gel-free (“dry”) loose tube cables for general use. Referred to as “dry-dry,” these cables use superabsorbent powders to prevent water ingress into a cable instead of traditional oil-based filling and flooding compounds. Now completely gel-free technology has arrived in the […]


Making the Right Optical Fiber Choice: Single-Mode or Multimode?

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Cloud computing and web services continue to drive the need for greater network bandwidth. In fact, this demand is pushing the data communications rates for both enterprise and data center networks up to 100G and beyond. Given these higher speeds in mind, premises system designers may believe that single-mode fiber holds a growing advantage over […]


OFS Launches New Addition to Fiber Optic Microcable Product Line

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OFS introduced the newest member of its growing microcable product line at the FTTH Conference in Luxembourg today.  Building on OFS’ expertise in microcable technology, the MiDia® 2GX Cable can help take metropolitan networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance and significantly greater cost-saving opportunities on deployment. Specifically designed for seamless […]


Optical Fiber Helps Bring Medical Imaging “To Light”

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OFS recently developed a technology platform to build high-quality, fiber optic probes with flexible tip lensing designs for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) medical imaging applications. These probes meet or exceed critical OCT specifications including insertion loss, internal back reflection, beam size and working distance. With vertically integrated manufacturing, OFS offers a wide range of custom […]


Meeting the Data Center Demand for Increased Bandwidth

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Today’s data centers are increasingly using 40 and 100 Gb/s Ethernet speeds. Work is also underway to develop 400 Gb/s Ethernet and 256 Gb/s Fiber Channel standards for next-generation networks. How are the optical fiber and structured cabling industries responding to this growth in demand for bandwidth? To learn more, mark your calendar to hear […]