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 […]


Advanced Fiber Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking

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If you missed the recent webcast on “Advanced Fiber Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking,” you’re in luck.  This webinar produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, is still available for viewing. The seminar examines several of the latest developments in fiber optic cabling infrastructure and also places specific emphasis on how these advancements position optical fiber […]


Emerson Report Identifies Four Emerging Data Center Models

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Emerson Network Power recently released a summary report that predicts four emerging archetypes that will reshape the way the data center of the future will look and operate. According to the analysis, the data center has typically changed in response to technology innovation with a somewhat predictable pace and direction. However, it continues, “Disruptive trends […]


Survey Says: U.S. Fiber Broadband Deployments Continue Steady Growth

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The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas released survey results showing that U.S. fiber deployments grew by 13 percent during 2015. This increase is the second largest annual expansion since FTTH technology became available. In addition, other key data indicators suggest that the industry is poised for substantial growth over the next five years. […]