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Submarine cabling is not a new concept, in fact, it was first implemented in 1858, connecting Newfoundland and Ireland through a telegraph cable that was placed deep beneath the sea’s surface. Whilst this was revolutionary at the time, the first non-test message that was sent was a 509-letter message that took 17 hours and 40 […]

China has commenced an extensive digital and infrastructure plan to make the nation future-ready. The country’s expansive Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) has included projects such as Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port, the high-speed railway system in northern Laos, and rail and pipeline installation across Malaysia. Additionally, China has invested billions of dollars into similar projects in […]

With the arrival of 5G already occurring in select countries and the anticipated launch expected to happen in most within 2020, the need for telecom engineers to be skilled and trained within all aspects of 5G is evident. In order to achieve set targets and for the roll-out of 5G to be deemed successful, telecom […]

Although 5G is still in its early stage, it isn’t anything esoteric, even if you may not consider yourself a digital-first company. With 5G set to become the impetus of forward-thinking organizations, Singapore is taking the lead with its deployment. The nation’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are currently racing in a bid to become one […]

Fiber Deployment is on the rise (no shock there).  How do you transfer need-it-now, real experience to a new (and inexperienced) fiber tech? There are any number of things that you can point to to demonstrate what is driving growth in fiber deployment including regional FTTH/PON initiatives, national high-speed broadband growth, core 100/200G upgrades, or […]

Simplifying high-density fiber cable certification  The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is great for those who manufacture the cables, but it’s causing a headache for many who have to commission it. More and more, higher fiber-count cables are being laid, leading to a challenge for installers and contractors: how to manage, track and […]

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