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.

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Subsea Cables: The Invisible Fiber Link Enabling the Internet

Submarine cables are the backbone of the internet carrying 99% of international traffic and are underwater ocean links known as subsea and undersea cables.
Backhaul Ethernet Wired Wireless What Is

Backhaul Networks: Wired vs Wireless, Fiber vs Ethernet

Backhaul transport connects wireless cell towers and wired fiber-optic infrastructure through a combination of microwave, dark fiber, and Ethernet.
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XGS-PON: Fiber Optic 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.
Fiber to the Home Optic FTTH What Is

Fiber to the Home (FTTH): A Comprehensive Guide

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?
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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 Optic Cable Installation Process for an Internet Connection in the Home or Office

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.
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Top 100 Subsea Cable Systems in the World as of 2024

The top 100 subsea cable systems enable international communications by transmitting data underwater between continents and countries across the world.
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Google’s TPU Subsea Cable Revealed Amid U.S.-China Tensions

Google has applied for a license to construct and operate the TPU subsea cable system connecting the United States with Taiwan, Philippines, and Guam.
Anjana Subsea Cable System Meta Platforms Edge Cable Holdings USA

Anjana Subsea Cable: Meta Unveils New 4,425-Mile Route

Meta Platforms has applied for a license to construct and operate the Anjana subsea cable system from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Santander, Spain.
Dark Fiber Network Networks Internet IRU What is

Dark Fiber: What is it? and How Does it Work?

Dark fiber serves as a robust backbone for Internet connectivity with indefeasible right of use (IRU) contracts ensuring long-term network access.