Business

ByteSphere snapped up by Exfo

Exfo has acquired the assets of ByteSphere, a privately held software company in the Boston area, which specialises in IT management and network monitoring solutions.

R&M acquires Advanced Fiber Systems

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has acquired the business activities and operating assets of Advanced Fiber Systems (AFS) in India.

AFS is a renowned manufacturer of fibre-optic products and solutions for the Public Network market and has been an R&M certified assembly partner for the E-2000TM connector for several years. It was founded in 2002 and has its production facility located in Bangalore. The management and all employees of AFS will transfer to R&M in India.

R&M approves Finisar transceivers

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for network infrastructures, has approved Finisar, the world’s largest supplier of optical communication components and subsystems, as its transceiver supplier.

Transceivers from market and technology leader Finisar will support R&M’s high-performance optical cabling solutions. R&M says its decision is aimed at supporting organisations with data centre capital expenditure savings and the implementation of leading-edge network link architectures.

Voucher funding to connect to York gigabit network

The digital connectivity of the business community in the city of York, UK, has taken a leap forward with the launch of a connection voucher scheme as part of the SuperConnected Cities programme. The vouchers offer businesses up to £3,000 towards network connection costs, enabling them to access affordable gigabit speed services in the city over CityFibre’s pure fibre network, the York CORE.

Zinwave partners with Twincom

Zinwave, a global provider of active distributed antenna systems (DAS) for in-building wireless coverage, has partnered with TwinCom Trading Corporation, a wireless communications company based in Manila, to support its expanding customer base in South East Asia.

Hamamatsu completes Beijing factory

Hamamatsu Photonics has announced the completion of a new building at its Beijing Hamamatsu Photon Techniques subsidiary to expand its manufacturing capacity, as well as its and research and development activities in China. Operations at the new building located at the Langfang Factory, have already begun.

Rural FTTC users in UK 'might as well be on dial-up'

Poor broadband provision in the UK is damaging children's education in rural areas, according to a survey.

Figures from insurance company NFU Mutual, which surveyed 1,600 parents, suggest that a third of those with internet access in rural areas believe the provision is too slow.

Drop technologies 'could increase fibre deployment'

Simple drop technologies for easy, fast and cost-effective fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) installations could, if more widely adopted, increase the rate of fibre deployment in Europe, according to the head of Fujikura's fibre optic division.

Fujikura says it has fine-tuned a high-performance low-friction cable for duct applications which can be pushed from the basement of the building to the individual subscriber. The low friction coating and optimised mechanical design minimises the physical resistance of this process. Field installable terminations allow minimal cable inventory.

Nexans and TeliSwitch form partnership

Nexans and TeliSwitch have formed a partnership to promote a suite of automatic optical distribution frame (AODF) solutions – which, the companies say, offers the potential for FTTH operators to dramatically reduce their network reconfiguration and service times, especially for PoP (point of presence) installations in remote, hard-to-reach locations.

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