Tag Archives: fiber optics

Xtera to Build Regional Submarine Cable System for DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Xtera a contract to build a new regional submarine cable system designed to offer high-bandwidth subsea connectivity. Xtera said Wednesday it will provide a turnkey system that consists of undersea optical repeaters, cable, marine services and the company’s Nu-Wave Optima submarine line terminal equipment under the contract. Nu-Wave Optima …

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Keoki Jackson: Lockheed Pushes Forward With Fiber-Optic Lasers After ATHENA Demo

Lockheed Martin has completed a field test of its prototype Advanced Test High Energy Asset laser weapon system in a push to demonstrate precision functions for lasers to counter ground-based targets. The company said Tuesday ATHENA features the 30-kilowatt, fiber-optic Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative technology and is based on the Area Defense Anti-Munitions system. “Fiber-optic lasers …

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Windstream to Provide NWS Regional Offices With High-Speed Internet

Windstream will provide the National Weather Service with Ethernet access, fiber optic circuit installations, technical support and Internet services across regional NWS Weather Forecast Offices under a five-year contract. The company said Dec. 22 that the work includes the setup of the initial circuit infrastructure and related equipment, as well as circuit monitoring, service restoration and …

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Battelle to Test Quantum Data Transfer on Ohio Fiber Optic Network

Battelle has secured a five-year deal with the city of Dublin in Ohio to utilize its fiber optic network in testing the data transfer functions of ID Quantique‘s Quantum Key Distribution hardware. Battelle said Wednesday its quantum communication researchers have been given permission to use the city’s dubLINK fiber optic ring and other available cables for free to conduct …

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Lee Hicks: Verizon Expands its 100 Gigabit Ethernet Service Across the U.S.

Verizon has implemented a 100-gigabit Ethernet technology across its U.S. metropolitan and regional infrastructures in response to increased demand for bandwidth and cloud services. The company used Fujitsu‘s FLASHWAVE packet optical networking platform and Tellab 7100 optical transport system for the network upgrade, Verizon said Tuesday. Lee Hicks, Verizon vice …

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Battelle Completes Quantum Key Distribution Network Installation; Kevin Boyne Comments

Battelle has installed its quantum key distribution network in the U.S. in order to protect the nonprofit organization’s data. Scientists worked to connect its headquarters to a Dublin, Ohio-based satellite office using fiber optic lines and ID Quantique-built hardware components, the company said Thursday. The organization aims for the network …

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Harris CapRock Selects BringCom for US Govt Facility’s Internet Service; Jesse Robinson Comments

Harris CapRock has awarded BringCom a multi-year contract to provide fiber optic technology and services to a U.S. government office in Djibouti for accessing the Internet. The contract is intended utilize BringCom-run teleports in Djibouti and the company’s network operating center in Sterling, Va., BringCom said Wednesday. Jesse Robinson, vice …

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