News tagged with fiber optics technology

Chattanooga touts transformation into Gig City

A city once infamous for the smoke-belching foundries that blanketed its buildings and streets with a heavy layer of soot is turning to lightning-fast Internet speeds to try to transform itself into a vibrant ...

dateDec 27, 2014 in Telecom
shares0 comments 0

Predicting landslides with light

Optical fiber sensors are used around the world to monitor the condition of difficult-to-access segments of infrastructure—such as the underbellies of bridges, the exterior walls of tunnels, the feet of dams, long pipelines ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
shares0 comments 0

Sailing with nerves of glass

In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Engineering
shares0 comments 0

Liberia to get high-speed internet by October

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said late Monday the west African nation will get high-speed internet from October, as it connects to a fibre optic cable running along the west African coast.

dateMay 08, 2012 in Telecom
shares0 comments 0

UN sets stage for blazing fast new mobile devices

(AP) -- A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger ...

dateJan 19, 2012 in Telecom
shares0 comments 1