Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Expanding fiber networks in many companies'' futures
Communications and utility companies across the globe are sinking more into fiber optic network investments, from the Philippines to Illinois. As these networks grow, consumers and businesses alike feel the benefits, and the world's capabilities to spread information far and wide continues to expand.
Philippines support fiber growth
The Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company recently expanded its fiber optic network to exceed 75,000 kilometers in September, 2012, focusing on farther reaching broadband support. According to InterAskyon, the firm runs the nation's most extensive fiber network with over 7,200 kilometers of international submarine cables and 4,000 kilometers of domestic, undersea installation.
"We are fortifying our already formidable fiber advantage as we cover more areas in the country and install enhanced redundancies to strengthen the resiliency of our infrastructure," Napoleon Nazareno, president and chief executive officer of the company, told the news source. "This will enable us to deliver high-speed broadband services via our fixed and mobile networks to more people, homes and enterprises all over the country and better support the country's development efforts."
PLDT plans to further its fiber optic network even more by the end of 2013, intending to spend an additional $29 billion PHP. The group has already added over 21,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables this year. The continued efforts at the end of 2013 are focused on increasing fiber-to-the-home installation and better support the firm's subsidiary - Smart Communications - at its LTE base stations.
Government benefits from fiber installation
The local leadership in Monticello, Ill., is looking forward to enhanced support from the fiber optic network currently being installed across the city. According to The News-Gazette, the project is expected to be finished Jan. 1, 2014. The cost of the installation was split across the Piatt County board, the city, local school districts and the Allerton Public Library district.
The installation will bring high-speed internet to more areas of the city, as well as boost the broadband support for the schools, libraries and other public works in the area.
Implementing fiber optic networks is about more than installing cable. Organizations have to optimize their infrastructure with high-quality media converters, such as fiber to copper. This will minimize latency between systems and help optimize fiber-to-the-home initiatives to the benefit of all involved.
Perle has an extensive range of Managed and Unmanaged Fiber Media Converters to extended copper-based Ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber up to 160km.