iFiber’s CEO Shaharin Saman aims to disrupt the Malaysian fixed fibre broadband market with his Open Access business model.
Swedish packet optical networking solutions supplier Transmode and its local partner Nera Networks gave announced that Fiberail, a regional ‘carrier's carrier,’ has upgraded its backbone network to a packet-optical 100G-ready network for the provision of high-capacity links across Malaysia.
Fibre optics cable manufacturer Opcom Holdings Bhd plans to buy a 40% stake in Unigel (UK) Ltd, a producer of thixotropic gel, for US$3.67 million in cash.
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has claimed to set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
There is a shortage of scientists and engineers in many countries, but Professor Sir David Payne is confident the next generation of youth will rise up to meet that demand -- the bad news is that he doesn't believe a lightsabre can be built.
Professor Sir David Payne of Southampton University talks to DNA's Gabey Goh about photonics, and the roles of research institutes, governments and startups in forging the future.