Telecommunications

TT Technologies

tttechnologies.com TT Technologies’ redesigned Grundopit pit-launched mini directional drill is well-suited for difficult fiber-to-the-home and utility service line installations in tight working conditions.  The compact unit – 54 inches long, 43 inches wide and 57 inches tall – delivers 13,489 pou..

CommScope and Fluke Networks Join Forces to Ensure Optimum Fiber Optic Performance

CommScope today announced its exclusive SYSTIMAX® link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke Networks’ CertiFiber®Pro Optical Loss Test Set, which is part of the company’s Versiv™ Cabling Certification System,  and LinkWare™ Live cloud service. The SYSTIMAX calculator is a tool that acc..

Even Pipelines Are Happy When PICA Is On The Job

Pipeline Inspection and Condition Analysis (PICA) Corporation is currently performing an inspection of 4 miles of 66-inch cement and steel cylinder lined PCCP pipe in southern California. To test the resolution of PICA’s brand new In-Line Inspection Tool, the customer embedded some small button magn..

Xylem Acquires Pure Technologies

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. for CAD$9.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of USD$397 million. Pure Technologies provides unique diagnostic..

Kentucky Broadband Network Makes Progress, Still Faces Delays

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials say they have installed more than 600 miles of fiber optic cables as part of a planned 3,200 mile broadband network across Kentucky. But the network still faces significant delays as the project piles up millions of dollars in penalties because of what leaders ..

Corning Opens New Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing Facility

Corning Incorporated opened a new cable manufacturing facility in Newton, North Carolina, in the latest expansion of its Optical Communications business to meet growing worldwide demand for its optical fiber and cable. The facility, which will employ more than 200 people, is part of Corning’s previ..

Atlantic Broadband to Acquire FiberLight's South Florida Fiber Network

Atlantic Broadband has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the entire South Florida fiber network from FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high-performance fiber-optic network solutions. Upon completion of the agreement, Atlantic Broadband will add approximately 350 route miles to..

Novacap to Acquire Horizon Telcom

Novacap TMT, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Horizon Telcom, a premier provider of fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services operating primarily in Ohio. Under the terms of the agreement, Novacap will acquire the..

Report: Active Optical Cabling Market to Reach $7.4 Billion by 2023

According to a new report published by Communications Industry Researchers, “Active Optical Cables: Markets and Opportunities, 2018-2027,” revenues from active optical cables (AOCs) will reach $7.4 billion worldwide by 2023. Key findings from the report include: Much of the growth for AOCs will ..

RCN/Grande Officially Acquires Wave Broadband

RCN/Grande, a nationwide broadband service platform controlled by TPG Capital, today closed its previously announced $2.37 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband. Under the terms of the acquisition, Wave will continue to operate as a branded entity, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. “By combini..

Cable ONE Business to Build Fiber-Optic Ethernet Network for Arizona Education Service Agency

Cable ONE Business today announced that it has been awarded a contract to build a new 1 gigabit fiber-optic Wide Area Network (WAN) with Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) for the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, which encompasses more than 50 schools and libraries and 100 businesses within Yav..

Tampnet Selects GTT for Low Latency Transatlantic Connectivity

GTT Communications, Inc. today announced that Tampnet has selected GTT’s optical transport services to connect its offshore telecommunication assets in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet serves more than 240 oil and gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading units, and explorat..

Frontier Communications Exceeds Major Broadband Milestone

Frontier Communications Corporation today announced it exceeded its 2017 Connect America Fund (CAF) milestones in each of the 29 states it serves, reaching over 45 percent of its eligible households under the FCC’s CAF program. In addition to new broadband access, over 900,000 households experienced..

C Spire Plans Broadband Expansion in Another Mississippi Town

C Spire will hold a meeting in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Jan. 26, 2018 to educate area business owners about the opportunity to get Gigabit speed internet access for their businesses at the lowest price available in the U.S.  An earlier Dec. 8 meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. ..

XKL's eVolocity Platform Provides Protection and Efficiency Gains to Subsea Cable Operators

XKL LLC, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, has introduced a subsea cabling solution that facilitates an optical protection scheme with protected LAN PHY links, DWDM links, or both, all in a single platform. Subsea cable providers can use the innovative eVolocity platform to max..

Zayo Acquires Optic Zoo Networks

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. today announced it has acquired Vancouver-based Optic Zoo Networks for CAD $31 million. Optic Zoo owns and operates high-capacity fiber in Vancouver and has achieved a significant penetration of customers, with a focus on the digital media sector. The transaction strengthe..

SippTech and SAK Construction Enter Into Exclusive National Installer Agreement

SIPP Technologies LLC (SippTech) today announced it has reached an agreement with SAK Construction LLC (SAK) for exclusive installation rights of its SippSteel™ robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is now the sole national installation contractor for SippTech’s multidimensional,..

Aqua Comms Joins Consortium Building North Atlantic Subsea Cable System

Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announced it has joined the HAVFRUE consortium, which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey to Ireland and Denmark, with connectivity optio..

Global Water Resources Joins WaterStart

Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company based in Phoenix, Arizona, has joined WaterStart, a cluster of global leaders in the implementation of water technologies. Based in the Las Vegas campus of the Desert Research Institute in Nevada, WaterStart brings together..

Aclara And Suez Join Forces to Provide Smart Infrastructure Solutions to U.S. Cities

Aclara and SUEZ North America today announced an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) that will enable SUEZ to better serve municipalities across the United States. The Advanced Solutions division of SUEZ North Am..

Finisar Names New CEO

Finisar Corporation, a global technology leader for subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, announced the retirement of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Rawls, and the appointment of Michael Hurlston as Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 11, 2018.  Hurlston will also..

Pipeline H2O Announces 2018 Class

Pipeline H2O, the award-winning water technology commercialization program managed by The Hamilton Mill, has announced its 2018 class, which includes the following companies: Cerahelix – ceramic pico filtration products used for high purity filtration. Drop Water – an innovative way to make and ..

CommScope and OFS Extend Long-Term Fiber Partnership

OFS and CommScope have entered into a new eight-year partnership to help ensure the availability of optical fiber supply to CommScope for use in its customers’ networks. “Through this agreement, CommScope secures access to a premier supply of optical fiber for development of innovative fiber cablin..

GoNetspeed Expands Fiber Optic Presence in Pittsburgh

GoNetspeed, a fiber-optic Internet service provider, today announced it has added Beaver Falls, Economy, Conway, Beaver, Monaca and Rochester, Pennsylvania, to its Pittsburgh service territory.  In October 2017, the company launched its expansion efforts in the Pittsburgh area, by offering residenti..

President Trump Signs Orders to Improve Rural Broadband

President Donald J. Trump has signed an executive order and presidential memorandum designed to enhance internet speeds in rural communities across America. According to the executive order, agencies must remove barriers to capital investment and providing broadband services to those in rural commu..

Trenchless Technology Center Awarded $500K Sprayed in Place Pipe Technology Analysis Contract

SippTech LLC has finalized a contract with Louisiana Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center for their continued partnership and product analysis of the advancement of Spray in Place Pipe Technology, (SIPP). The awarded contract specifically involves testing of SippTech’s robotic systems and installatio..

ALLO Acquires Glenwood Telecommunications' Operations in Nebraska Town

Nebraska-based ALLO Communications today announced the purchase of the fiber network and customer contracts of Glenwood Telecommunications’ Hastings, Nebraska operations. “ALLO looks forward to operating the fiber network to serve the customers in Hastings with exceptional service and t..

Xtera Partners With Fortress Solutions to Enhance the Lifespan of Subsea Cable Systems

Xtera, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, announced a partnership with Fortress Solutions, a leading provider of telecom equipment repair, to enhance the longevity of its cable systems. As an ISO 9001, TL 9000, ISO 14001 and R2-certified equipment repair service provider, Fortres..

JetStream Cable Blowing Machine Offers Installation, Versatility

General Machine Products (KT) LLC, a subsidiary of Klein Tools, added the JetStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable blowing equipment. From microfiber to traditional backbone cable installation, the JetStream is adjustable to place 0.23- to 0.79-inch diameter cable into 0.75- ..

Excavators Dig Up, Break Through Terrain To Lay Fiber Optics Over 210-Mile Project

Robinson Brothers Construction (RBC) – an independent utility contractor based in Washington – secured a contract with a major telecommunications company to increase connectivity from Umatilla to Portland, OR. The company specializes in underground construction applications to support the expanding ..