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Manufacturing
New Zealand tech company acquires SmarTest Electronics
Quantifi Photonics has acquired SmarTest Electronics to fast-track product development for the optical communications test market.
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Internet of Things
Access Networks signs exclusive deal with fibre optic vendor
The network solutions specialist distributor is now the exclusive distributor of Montclair Fiber Optics products for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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Web Development
PKT’s new picture-based, programmable keyboard
The Aussie company’s product uses fibre optics to allow each of the keyboard’s keys to display any required image and enact a predetermined action.
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Internet Access
Bluebird Network completes fiber expansion in Jefferson City
luebird Network chose to build the 26-mile-long fiber network completely underground to protect it from natural disasters.
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Data center transformation
ISI Communications moves network core to Chicago's New Continuum Data Centers
“We are excited to welcome ISI and its customers to our facility,” comments New Continuum Chairman & CEO, Eli D. Scher.  “ISI has a unique network reach, that combined with our capabilities, can deliver true value in an edge compute model.”
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Undersea cable
SubCom wins agreement to monitor 51,000 km of south pacific cable
SubCom will monitor around 28 million miles of territory to maintain more than 51,000 km of cable.
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Internet
NEC's fiber transmission capacity test breaks benchmarks
NEC Corporation has successfully conducted the very first transmission capacity of 50.9 terabits on a single optical fiber, over more than 11,000 km.
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HKT
HKT to build fiber 'super highway' to help Hong Kong become Asia's data center hub
HKT is planning to build a super high capacity fiber optic cable linking the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate to Chai Wan in Hong Kong.
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NTT Communications
NTT Communications opens gateway into Asia Pacific with new undersea network cable
NTT Communications' Asia Pacific Gateway was launched last week, bringing together Asian countries through a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable.
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Google
Google brings FASTER speeds to Taiwan through fiber optic cable network
Google has connected its Taiwanese data center to the FASTER undersea cable network, promising better speeds for Taiwan, Japan and Asia.
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Data Centre Operators
Increase in data centers across the globe driving fiber optic market
The increase in the amount of data centers across the globe is driving fiber optic connector growth, according to new forecasts.
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Fibre
Humphrey to leave Pacific Fibre
Founder John Humphrey will leave his post as CTO at Pacific Fibre.