LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication
Mar26

LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication

Cables, connectors, switches – LAPP customers can find a comprehensive portfolio for all applications and standards in industrial communication – from a single source and all with LAPP’s manufacturing expertise. This portfolio is constantly being expanded. The ETHERLINE SERVO DQ FD P Cat.5e is a servo feedback cable. It is adapted for the open SIEMENS DRIVE-CLiQ® system interface for use in SIEMENS SINAMICS-S120 drive systems....

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Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products
Mar25

Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products

Hengtong has launched two novel 180 micron SMF, BoneCom®Smini-G.652.D series used for MAN and trunk transmission network and BendCom®Smini-G.657.A2 series with excellent bending performance. Compared with the traditional 245 micron fiber and 200 micron small diameter fiber, the novel fiber has a smaller size of 180 microns, a reduction of around 30% and 10% respectively. The fiber has less cost, better attenuation and more stable...

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Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market
Mar18

Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market

Prysmian Group has dramatically revised the design of the Draka E-Series fibre cables, which form part of the Draka UC Connect cabling system.  The central tube of up to 24 fibre family of cables now comes with a 20% reduction in outer diameters, making it the smallest cable available in its class. The Draka E-Series suite of cables are also the only non-metallic cables with gel-filled tubes that carry Cca &...

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LAPP receives important certification for Asia
Mar18

LAPP receives important certification for Asia

LAPP has received the coveted certification for the CC-Link IE standard for ETHERLINE®. CCLink is an internationally recognised standard for sensor/actuator networks. It was developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and subsequently published as an “open” network. CC-Link is the leading protocol in Asia in particular. CC-Link is very widely used as a standard, especially in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. “The Asian market is very...

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CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium
Mar13

CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium

CommScope’s fiber optic and copper cabling has been installed in Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper is helping to create the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will...

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Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou
Mar12

Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou

Nexans China announces a direct donation to the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with wires and cables worth 1.08 million yuan to facilitate its relocation. In active fighting of coronavirus outbreak under the leadership of local government, Nexans China realized the importance of disease prevention and public health service to local inhabitants, and made the decision of donation.  “At Nexans, we are always...

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Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers
Mar11

Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers

Corning has added a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter. The fiber and cable innovations are designed to help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G in access networks, as well as high-performance applications like augmented reality and artificial intelligence...

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R&M continues its growth strategy
Mar09

R&M continues its growth strategy

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is continuing its growth strategy: R&M closed the business year 2019 with an increase of 4.4 %; adjusted for currency effects, growth lies at 6.8%. The Group generated sales of CHF 276.7 million. The operating profit (EBIT) declined marginally due to high investment costs for the...

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CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre
Mar06

CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre

CityFibre has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme, targeting up to 8 million premises. In parallel, CityFibre has also accelerated the mobilisation of its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5bn in construction contracts by the summer and network build brought forward in the vast majority of these towns and cities by the end...

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Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner
Mar02

Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner

Draka is pleased to recognise NG Bailey’s IT Services business as a Technology Partner.  This partnership will strengthen the collaboration between the two companies on future product application and development. NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has been a Draka UC Connect Installation Partner for eight years.  As an Installation Partner, it is...

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Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020
Feb28

Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020

Belden Inc. has launched three new products available in Q1 2020 to provide unmatched data transmission for emerging technology. To offer a new cable option for high-density, high-data-rate environments that rely on fiber for data transmission, Belden unveils its FiberExpress Flexible Ribbon Cable, designed to support the new DCX Optical Distribution Frame system. Relative to cable size, Flexible Ribbon Cable provides the highest...

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Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions
Feb20

Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions

Prysmian Group announces its Draka UC Connect structured cabling system’s warranty has been extended to cover the company’s prestigious SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions. SiroccoXS is now offered as part of the Draka UC Connect family of products for the first time.  SiroccoXS blown fibre system uses compressed air to blow optical fibre into pre-installed tubes.  It enables on-demand...

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Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover
Feb17

Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover

Siemon’s world-class structured cabling technology has been installed at Rich Products’ new 15-acre UK production facility in Andover, Hampshire. In order to support the company’s ambitious growth plans, Siemon’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper and fibre cabling solutions are future proofing Rich Products’ state-of-the-art bakery, while enabling a fully automated production process and intelligent building services. Rich Products...

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CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade
Feb11

CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its flagship CRU Wire & Cable Conference in London 8-10 June 2020. This year’s conference includes industry thought leaders addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the global wire and cable industry. The industry keynote presentation will be given by Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London;...

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Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks
Feb03

Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches its Sirocco High Density range of microduct cables, providing world record diameters and fibre densities for blown microduct cables. The new range boasts fibre densities of up to 10.5 fibres per mm2, enabling increased fibre count cables to be offered for standard microduct sizes. Sirocco HD microduct cables utilize Prysmian’s BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.A2) bend insensitive fibre, providing a...

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PTCL and Nokia build Pakistan’s first 200G optical network for superfast broadband
Jan28

PTCL and Nokia build Pakistan’s first 200G optical network for superfast broadband

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has deployed Nokia’s technology to expand the capacity of recently installed 100G transport network to 200G optical network for both domestic and international traffic. This capacity expansion has been carried out in the major cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to keep pace with the growing demands of capacity created by ever-increasing consumption of broadband by individuals as...

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LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers
Jan28

LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, produces sustainable 400 Gbit/s connections for data centers. With low power consumption and high performance the active cable solutions meet the challenges of growing data rates due to megatrends like ‘Big Data’, 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence. Leoni will present first Active Optical Cables (AOCs) with silicon...

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A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions
Jan27

A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions

R&M, the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, presents again its market outlook for 2020. In our recent ‘Trends for 2020’ article, we described several developments in Public, LAN and DC networks. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges and trends, along with the solutions … Cloud services, Fiber to the Home, 5G, IoT and smart buildings will continue to change...

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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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