Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables
Jan23

Borealis launches innovative, ADCA-free compound HE1355 for telecommunications cables

World’s first chemically-foamed, high density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide Borealis announces the global commercial launch of HE1355, a high density polyethylene (HDPE) grade free of azodicarbonamide (ADCA). It is the world’s first chemically-foamed, ADCA-free material intended for the production of telecommunications cables. This launch builds on the long Borealis track record of innovation in the most demanding Wire...

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Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities
Jan21

Angola Cables and CTM enter into MOU to advance digital opportunities

Angola Cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil.  CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighbouring regions have the...

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CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history
Jan14

CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain. The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on...

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Prysmian Group to develop largest project for broadband TLC cable in Mexico
Jan15

Prysmian Group to develop largest project for broadband TLC cable in Mexico

Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth about $38 million by the Government-owned Company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project “Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI” in Mexico. This is the largest project ever launched by the Government in Mexico in terms of cable supply, and it will connect remote regions in the Country with high-speed broadband. It includes...

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Towards a unified future!
Jan15

Towards a unified future!

R&M presents again its market outlook for 2020. Looking ahead, we’d like to share some insights into developments in Public, Data Center and LAN, which, until relatively recently, existed side by side with little overlap. However, as market segments keep merging, this separation will all but disappear… LAN Cabling trend #1: Convergence Deployments such as cloud, software-as-a-service, 5G, IoT and smart buildings have changed the...

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East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore
Dec29

East Coast’s fastest data cable reaches Sunshine Coast shore

Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is on track for mid-2020, with the undersea fibre optic cable being pulled ashore on the Sunshine Coast. The Ile De Brehat, the large vessel that has been seen off Maroochydore Beach since last week, has now delivered the 550 kilometres of cable to connect the Sunshine Coast to the 7000 kilometre Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA-S)...

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NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”
Dec18

NTT Ltd. to commence construction of optical submarine cable “MIST”

NTT Ltd. a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced it will commence the construction of a “MIST” large-capacity submarine cable between Singapore, Myanmar and India (Mumbai and Chennai). The construction will be part of a strategic joint venture for international submarine cables in South East Asia, with Orient Link Pte. Ltd. from December 2019. The MIST cable system will have a total length of...

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Prysmian introduces breakthrough innovation for telecom broadband development
Dec16

Prysmian introduces breakthrough innovation for telecom broadband development

World’s first 180 micron bend insensitive fibre pushes dimensions to an unprecedented lower level. Miniaturized optical cables are key to sustain future digital developments. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, keeps sustaining future digital developments and introduces a bend insensitive single-mode optical fibre with 180µm outer diameter....

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Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable
Dec06

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing aspects of DARE1 submarine cable

Cable loading commenced on November 13, 2019; cable is on track for RFPA in June 2020 Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system are complete. The system will have four landing stations to help expand connectivity in Eastern Africa: Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and...

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R&M frees infrastructure managers from manual tasks
Dec05

R&M frees infrastructure managers from manual tasks

Doing things by hand is often the order of the day at locations where you might expect digitalization to be at its most advanced: in modern data centers. Those responsible for networks document lots of connections using hand-written notes and manually created tables. The typical error quota is around ten percent. There is often a blind spot in the crucial network segment between active devices and patch panels. Due to documentation...

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SubCom announces two new branches of MainOne System ready for service
Dec04

SubCom announces two new branches of MainOne System ready for service

SubCom and MainOne have announced that two new branches of the MainOne Cable System are ready for service. The branches, which extend from the MainOne omnibus cable between Seixal, Portugal, and Accra, Ghana, have landing stations in Dakar, Senegal, and Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, and are connected to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which runs from Portugal to Nigeria. Both branches utilize SubCom’s SL17-A1 cable on the system and is...

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New Ethernet feeder bus provides more data communication performance
Nov26

New Ethernet feeder bus provides more data communication performance

Data communication is becoming increasingly important in the digitizing world. At the same time, a smooth data and energy transfer gets even more importance. Leoni meets this demand with the latest generation of bus busses for fieldbus Ethernet and this according to the ASi-5 standards. Two wires, but only one cable – the Actuator Sensor Interface system transfers data and energy at the same time, connecting actuators and...

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New DCX Optical Distribution Frame from Belden optimizes fiber infrastructure ROI
Nov22

New DCX Optical Distribution Frame from Belden optimizes fiber infrastructure ROI

Belden is excited to announce its new DCX Optical Distribution Frame (ODF), a high-density cross-connect solution designed to optimize fiber infrastructure ROI. Ever-increasing data center bandwidth requirements, IP migration in broadcast environments and new stadium technology deployments (such as 5G and IoT) all require more fiber connections. These fiber connections need to be supported effectively while also ensuring easy access...

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Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm
Nov20

Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

RTE France has awarded a € 115 million contract to Nexans to supply and install the 67km offshore and 93km onshore power export cables for the 496 MW Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm. Located in the English Channel, some 16 km off the coast of Saint Brieuc Bay, the wind farm is expected to generate enough power to meet the daily electricity needs of more than 835,000 homes.  The project is being developed by the Ailes Marines...

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Start of production of Singlemode fibers in Jena for broadband expansion in Germany
Nov13

Start of production of Singlemode fibers in Jena for broadband expansion in Germany

Leoni and the Hengtong Group have celebrated the start of production of Singlemode fibers in Jena with representatives from politics and industry in the context of its joint venture j-fiber Hengtong GmbH. The managing directors of j-fiber Hengtong GmbH, Dr. Ulrich Lossen and Qiang Wang, together with Valentina Kerst, Thuringia’s State Secretary for Economic Affairs and the Digital Society, and numerous guests from politics and...

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Belden announces Q4 product line extensions to innovative cable and connectivity solutions
Nov11

Belden announces Q4 product line extensions to innovative cable and connectivity solutions

Belden is excited to announce several product line extensions in Q4 2019 that help installers and end-users reduce costs and speed up installation. An addition to the growing REVConnect Connectivity line, the REVConnect Coupler Patch Panel is fully assembled and arrives with REVConnect Couplers that are ready to terminate. Designed for fast installation, removable six-port modules provide front access termination; single-port...

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Manatua Consortium Summit gives green light to start cable lay
Nov08

Manatua Consortium Summit gives green light to start cable lay

A crucial meeting of regional telecommunications leaders has approved the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable.  The new optical fibre submarine cable will span the South Pacific transforming speed, capacity, resilience and affordability.  The six landings will be in Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, Apia, Samoa and Niue.  It is the first...

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GORE® High Speed Data Cables for prototyping & evaluation in aircraft
Nov08

GORE® High Speed Data Cables for prototyping & evaluation in aircraft

W. L. Gore & Associates now offers new design options in the company’s sample inventory of GORE® High Speed Data Cables to continue to meet aerospace industry needs and new protocols. The expanded sample inventory includes eight new part numbers ranging from OM4 fiber optics 1.8 mm Simplex, CAN Bus shielded pair, Ethernet specialty quadrax, and shielded twisted pair. Samples with Short Lead Times Gore recently...

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Angola Cables and DE-CIX partner to bring the world’s largest interconnection ecosystem to Brazil
Nov01

Angola Cables and DE-CIX partner to bring the world’s largest interconnection ecosystem to Brazil

Angola Cables, a telecom multinational and connectivity provider within Brazil’s wholesale market, has partnered with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator to offer premium interconnection services to a variety of neutral IXs for operators and datacenters across Latin America. The objective of the partnership is to expand capabilities and boost internet providers’ businesses via the South-South...

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Belden uniquely supports industrial networking from sensor to the cloud
Oct31

Belden uniquely supports industrial networking from sensor to the cloud

Belden will demonstrate at SPS 2019 how the company can support industrial network designers, installers and managers from sensor to the cloud for applications that save costs and time whilst delivering maximum productivity and uptime. The Belden booth will feature an application wall, highlighting the company’s vision of future industrial communication networks, based on multiple real applications – not just theoretical...

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FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables from Belden carry low-voltage power and data across long distances
Oct28

FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables from Belden carry low-voltage power and data across long distances

Solution allows end-users to take advantage of DC power and fiber in one cable Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces its new FiberExpress Hybrid Copper-Fiber Cables, which safely transmit up to 200W of low-voltage power and data over long distances (up to 1000 m) to remote locations where standard power is unavailable or too costly to install and Power over Ethernet...

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Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications
Oct23

Video of the Week – How chainflex bus cables suit all moving applications

In this week’s video, learn about the quality design features for high-end bus cables, and their critical importance for engineers building moving systems in energy chains. Low-end “chain-suitable” bus cables usually feature simple extruded outer jackets and open shielding, which in dynamic motion can lead to abrasion damage and interference. They also tend to have a layered design with poor guidance of conductors, resulting in lower...

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New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference
Oct23

New Draka UC-Connect structured cabling solution guides for quick & simple reference

Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has released three new interactive product guides online for its Draka UC-Connect™ structured cabling system in the UK. These provide an overview and quick reference facility to its best-selling Category 6A, Category 6 and Category 5e solutions combining data cables and connectivity into end to end permanent link and channel configurations. The three guides cover the...

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Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre
Oct18

Digital Wholesale Solutions bolsters its full fibre offering with CityFibre

Enabling the channel to take advantage of market-leading full fibre products across CityFibre’s networks in 27 towns and cities across the UK. CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced that it has made its full fibre products available to DWS, a leading independent communications, IT and cloud services provider to the channel. Through the agreement, DWS is offering a full...

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CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity
Oct15

CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity

CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced plans to undertake an industry-wide consultation on the role of alternative full fibre infrastructure builders in helping to switch-over customers from legacy copper networks. The consultation has been triggered by the progress of CityFibre’s Gigabit City rollout in Stirling, which will be the first city in the UK ready for a copper...

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Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show
Oct11

Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the 2019 NewSpace Show in Monaco on October 17-18. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17 at 11:00 am CEST. Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for...

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OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications
Oct10

OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, announced the launch of its new TrueLase Yb16/250 active and passive large mode area optical fibers for high power cutting and welding market. The single-mode performance of the gain and passive fibers are specifically designed to meet the demand for higher power plus improved efficiency. OFS TrueLase fibers have a proprietary lowindex coating...

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Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables
Oct07

Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables

Siemens is extending its FastConnect cabling technology offer to include a new X-coded IE FC M12 Plug Pro connector. The new plug-in connector has a robust metal housing and is suitable for use in harsh industrial environments due to its IP65/67 protection class (protection against the ingress of liquids and dust). This plug-in connector allows eight-core Ethernet cables to be quickly and easily assembled directly on site, to the...

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FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance
Oct07

FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance

Datwyler’s new “FO Universal DLTS” cable family comprises solid fibre optic cables for indoor and outdoor use that provide metal-free rodent protection, a flame-retardant, halogen-free construction with FR/LSZH sheath and a high crush resistance for reliable transmission. Swelling yarns ensure their longitudinal water-tightness. “DLTS” stands for “Dry Loose Tube Swelling”. The new cables are available in...

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Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference
Oct02

Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference

The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference is a major annual gathering for global leaders from the telecommunications and optical fiber communities.  Here they meet for strategic discussions on key market developments facing this industry. CRU, along with host sponsor Corning Incorporated, are bringing the conference to the US for the first time in its five-year history. Keynote speakers confirmed include: Tara Mooar,...

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