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.

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?
Backhaul Ethernet Wired Wireless What Is

What is Backhaul? 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.
Xfinity Internet Affordable Connectivity Program ACP

Affordable Connectivity Program: Xfinity Internet

Customers of Xfinity can receive a $30 per month discount on their internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Spectrum Internet Affordable Connectivity Program ACP

Affordable Connectivity Program: Spectrum Internet

Customers of Spectrum can receive a $30 per month discount on their internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
FiberLight HRL Morrison & Co CalSTRS

FiberLight Sells for $1bn to Morrison & Co, ART, CalSTRS Consortium

FiberLight, an enterprise and dark fiber provider, will be acquired by HRL Morrison & Co, Australian Retirement Trust (ART) and CalSTRS for $1 billion.
Google Firmina Subsea Cable Myrtle Beach DC BLOX

Google’s 9k-Mile Firmina Subsea Cable to Link-Up with DC BLOX, Telxius, Lumen

Google will construct, land, and operate its Firmina subsea cable using the cable landing stations of DC BLOX (Myrtle Beach), Telxius, ANTEL, and Lumen.
InfraVia Play Poland Fiber Network FiberForce

InfraVia Spends $400m on 50% Stake in Play’s Network Assets in Poland

InfraVia Capital Partners will acquire 50% of the shares in FiberForce, a subsidiary of Play, a wireless carrier and fiber network provider in Poland.