Tag - Waveoptics

Latest Trends in the Fiber Optic Market

FTTX Solutions As part of the increment in communications technology, the demands and requirements in the fiber optic market have also grown, always on the look for operative and application improvements for fiber optic networks. In recent years, there has been an increase in FTTH (Fiber to the Home) installations; this type of technology is based upon the use of fiber optic cables to provide Internet, IP Telephone, and Television (IPTV) services to homes, businesses, and enterprises.One of the competitive...

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The Importance of Rodent Protection in Fiber Optic Cables

In August 2011, Level 3 Communications reported that 17% of the damage to their 84,000-mile fiber optic cable network was done by squirrels.In the same year, Time Warner Cable reported that they suffered heavy damage to fiber optic cables: squirrels chewed through their lines and made them replace 87 miles, incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. One of the most constant dangers in fiber optic cables today is being exposed to rodents. The characteristic trait of these mostly...

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