Category Archives: Fiber Optics

ZenFi to Sponsor and Speak at Wireless Infrastructure Show 2017

CEO Ray LaChance to Discuss Deployment of Dark Fiber Networks and Backhaul Challenges and Opportunities

New York, NY – May 16, 2017 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, taking place May 22-25, 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL.  During the event, Mr. LaChance will also be available to meet with attendees to discuss how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables enhanced connectivity with innovative wireless networking solutions.

A Tsunami of New Subsea Cable Builds Is Underway

To say that the subsea cable industry is experiencing a tsunami of new cable development would not be an overstatement. New submarine cable builds either recently announced and in the planning stages or currently underway will soon traverse the Atlantic and the Pacific, connect Africa, Asia and South America, and even cross Lake Ontario to link Toronto and the U.S.

New Subsea Cable Company Making a Splash in the Caribbean

Caribbean countries are experiencing a surge in demand for advanced telecommunications services, including access to international and regional telecom operators, regional network and Over-The-Top (OTT) content providers. Large enterprises in the region, such as financial services and oil & gas companies, are also seeking more reliable and lower latency connectivity. Caribbean bandwidth demand is strong, and high growth is forecast to continue due to ongoing regional investment in fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure. In fact, 10-year growth is predicted to reach a minimum of 50 times existing capacity because of the increased demand of social media, smart phones, HD cable TV, and Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB). Investment in terrestrial backhaul and domestic network capacity has also led to an increase in aggregate demand for off-island capacity.

ZenFi to Sponsor and Speak at Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit

CEO Ray LaChance to Discuss Building Out Wireless Infrastructure to Meet Current and Future Demand

New York, NY – April 13, 2017 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit on April 20 at 4:15 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.  Mr. LaChance will also be available to share insights on how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world.

Operators: Here’s an Easier Way to Manage Network Assets

In an effort to improve their asset visualization and management capabilities, network operators are increasingly seeking new technologies to replace legacy tools like spreadsheets. New developments in market acceleration platforms allow operators to avoid information silos and streamline network asset management, making it easier to meet customer needs.

There is No Substitute for Optical Transport

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, high-volume data and applications must flow seamlessly and securely between global financial markets, media hubs, data centers and service provider networks. Optical transport — with its highly scalable bandwidth and low latency connectivity — is a critical enabling element.

Businesses can obtain optical transport services by working with companies like GTT Communications, Inc., a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. GTT recently launched its new Optical Transport service, leveraging the company’s subsea and terrestrial fiber-optic network that is optimized for latency performance.

Need High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Optical Transport Services in the Dallas Metro Area?

Jim Lynch, Chief Executive Officer at FiberLight

Demand has been growing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for diverse, carrier-class fiber optic networking solutions.

Now, more options will be available thanks to a new partnership between FiberLight, LLC and Provision Data Services, a Dallas-based Tier 3 data center services provider. FiberLight plans to construct dual entrances into Provision’s downtown Dallas data center, providing local and regional companies direct access to a combination of high quality fiber optic networking solutions as well as scalable colocation and interconnection services through Provision.

The 137,000 square-foot data center, located at 2020 Live Oak Street, offers 14 MW capacity right in the heart of Dallas’s Central Business District (CBD).

Global Network Solutions Provider Taps Telecom Industry Veteran

Global network solutions company QuadGen has appointed Leighton Carroll, an industry veteran with more than two decades of software and telecommunications experience, to its executive leadership team as President.

The Global Subsea Fiber Cable Market is Heating Up

It may be early in 2017, but we’re already starting to see activity in the global subsea fiber cable market.

Just recently, leading subsea fiber optic solutions provider Xtera Communications, Inc. agreed to sell substantially all of its assets to H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm with over €20 billion ($25 billion USD, approximately) of equity capital under management.

Established in 1998 and based in Allen, Texas, and Harold Wood, Essex, UK, Xtera supplies un-repeatered and repeatered subsea systems using high-performance optical amplifiers to carry data.

Aqua Comms to Speak on the New Way of Building Networks and Opportunities in the United Kingdom

Aqua Comms Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at DataCentres North 2017 in Manchester, U.K.

DUBLIN – February 7, 2017 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at DataCentres North 2017. The event takes place 14-15 February, 2017 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, U.K.