Fiber

Fiber

We provide the latest Fiber news, analysis and opinion. In the Fiber sector we cover companies including Zayo Group (private), Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI), Uniti Group (NASDAQ: UNIT), and Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN). Within Fiber, we focus on the sub-sectors of wholesale / dark fiber, enterprise fiber, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and subsea cables.

Our fiber news discusses how fiber optic cables consist of bundled glass strands that transfer data signals into optical light. Importantly, fiber is the connective tissue. Fiber supplies connectivity, and enables all of the other three types of digital infrastructure to work.

Fiber news includes discussing how fiber provides the core connectivity for internet traffic globally. Additionally, fiber connects cellular tower sites, data centers, small cells, and last-mile customers into the broader global network.

Our fiber news segments are in two core verticals: dark fiber and lit services. Dark fiber is the leasing of individual fiber strands to provide dedicated high bandwidth, fixed network capacity. In this case, the customer lights the fiber themselves. Whereas, lit services is where the service provider lights the fiber and enables connectivity for the customer. Connectivity ranges from 100 Mbps of capacity to 100 Gbps of capacity.

Additionally, our fiber news includes discussing how the fiber revenue model varies by segment. Fiber revenue can typically be parsed into two segments or customers bases: wholesale fiber and enterprise fiber. Wholesale fiber is carrier-to-carrier traffic, where connectivity services are provided for mobile operators (e.g., AT&T) and other fiber providers (e.g., Cogent). Enterprise fiber is the supply connectivity services to businesses, government agencies, health care providers and telecom providers.

Upload Speed Speeds Good Internet

Upload Speed: Demand Grows as New Use Cases Evolve

Upload speed is the rate at which data is transferred from a computer or device to the internet, and a good measure of it is in megabits per second (Mbps).
XGS-PON Fiber Technology Standard Bandwidth Architecture Specification Distance Wavelength

XGS-PON: Fiber-based Technology Delivering 10 Gbps

Service providers are rapidly building fiber networks and XGS-PON technology has become the standard for meeting the bandwidth needs of customers.
Midwest Fiber Broadband Internet Providers Networks

Midwest Fiber Internet: Illinois and Indiana are Leading the Way

The Midwest of the United States is where investors are upgrading broadband to fiber and delivering superior internet services, in states like Illinois.
Rural Internet Options Providers Broadband

Rural Internet: Broadband Options and Providers

Rural communities are demanding more bandwidth and better internet options for their homes, which broadband service providers are delivering.
T-Mobile Cogent Communications Wireline Business

T-Mobile Offloads Wireline Business to Cogent for Only $1

T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) agreed to sell its Wireline Business to Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) for a purchase price of only $1.00.
Fixed Wireless Internet Providers Access Broadband

Fixed Wireless Internet: a Broadband Alternative Emerges

Fixed wireless high-speed internet is an alternative to traditional wireline broadband access services from fiber and cable providers.
DOCSIS 4.0 Modem Comcast Fiber Spectrum 4

DOCSIS 4.0 – Next-Generation Cable Networks

DOCSIS 4.0 is the next-generation standard that is enabling cable companies like Comcast to enhance their networks and modems to compete with fiber.
Fiber Optic Cable Installation Process Internet Connecting Home

Fiber Optic Cable Installation Process: Connecting Homes

The fiber optic cable installation process, meaning connecting homes with internet service, is becoming increasingly critical and important to understand.
Fiber Construction Optic Optics Optical Costs

Fiber Optic Network Construction: Process and Build Costs

Fiber optic network construction links together digital infrastructure ensuring optical telecommunications traffic reaches end users at the lowest cost.
Fiber to the Home Optic FTTH What Is

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) vs FTTP, FTTN, FTTC, and FTTB

Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the use of fiber optic cable to directly connect to customer homes or premises, but what is FTTx, FTTP, FTTN, FTTC, and FTTB?