Fiberguide Blogs

December 4, 2017
10Gbps-broadband

Advances in 10Gbps Broadband Access

December 4, 2017
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Local ISPs appear to be falling over themselves in a rush to offer 10Gbps broadband Internet services to residential customers.  We ask: why are they doing it?  And: is 10Gbps really necessary for residential users?When the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee launched its own 1Gbps […]
November 1, 2017
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Low Loss Optical Fibers for Higher Data Rates in Long Haul Terrestrial Networks

November 1, 2017
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As the telecommunication industry slowly migrates to 100Gb/s transmission in long distance terrestrial optical networks and plans for even higher data rates of 400Gb/s and beyond, improving system OSNR and spectral efficiency are some of the challenges to be surmounted. While system manufacturers ar […]
October 20, 2017
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New IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards Study Group – Beyond 10km Optical PHYs

October 20, 2017
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The growth in bandwidth demand continues to drive standardization activities, including those of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standards, for new networking technologies. Video streaming over mobile devices, ride sharing applications, connected car infotainment and autonomous driver-less vehicles are some of […]
September 10, 2017
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FiberGuide and ICT Society of Zambia Sign an Agreement to Organize Optical Network Training in Zambia.

September 10, 2017
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FiberGuide, a Virginia, USA based company announced today that it has signed an agreement with the ICT Society of Zambia (ICTSZ) to bring advanced optical training to Zambia.Under the terms of the agreement, FiberGuide will facilitate the training while ICTSZ will serves as the local contact poi […]
August 22, 2017
swdm

A Summary of SWDM

August 22, 2017
Jabulani Dhliwayo

The continued growth in high bandwidth applications and the population that uses them drives the need for higher data rates in all segments of optical networks–including data centers, local area networks, optical backplanes, and other short reach applications. Many data center operators are alread […]
August 17, 2017
FiberGuide Training

FiberGuide Supports ICT Infrastructure Through Advanced Training in Fibre Optics – Next CONA Event Scheduled for October in Johannesburg

August 17, 2017
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In collaboration with International and local organisations, FiberGuide offers a range of training courses in optical communications. FiberGuide recently announced that their next training event in Africa will take place at the Sandton Lodge in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 2 through Octo […]
August 4, 2017

Optical Network Training Near You

August 4, 2017
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Whether you are a manager, engineer or technician involved in the deployment of fiber optic infrastructure or designing and planning optical communication networks, fiber optic training or optical network training is essential to get you up […]
August 1, 2017
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Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) FAQs

August 1, 2017
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Following are answers to frequently asked questions about CONA:

What is CONA?

CONA is an intensive 5-day fiber optic training course for engineers and managers involved with the designing and planning of national fiber optic backbones, metro networks, fiber to the antenna […]
June 29, 2017
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Fibre Optic Infrastructure in Africa: Higher Speed Optical Networks for Growing IP Traffic

June 29, 2017
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According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, IP traffic is growing the fastest in Africa and the Middle East. It will grow by CAGR 42% between 2016 and 2021. T […]
June 19, 2017
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The Argument for Fiber Optic Access in Africa: SEACOM Ventures Deeper into African Access Networks

June 19, 2017
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SEACOM, whose investment in a submarine fiber optic network connecting Africa to Europe and the Asia-Pacific triggered an avalanche of privately funded submarine cables in Africa, is mulling investing in the last mile.The SEACOM submarine network, with most of its landing points in East Africa, […]
June 16, 2017
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A Blast from the Past: In Africa, COMESA Mulls the Revival of COMTEL

June 16, 2017
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The common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is reportedly considering the rival of the regional fiber optic backbone network, dabbed COMTEL. According to ITWeb, COMESA’s director of infrastructure, Baptiste Matabazi, said that COMESA was now reviewing the business model to ensure th […]
June 13, 2017
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Need for Increased Investment and Human Capacity Building to Support Data Explosion in Africa

June 13, 2017
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Industry leaders at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) conference held in May in Chicago addressed the need for accelerating the investment in infrastructure to facilitate Africa’s broadband growth. We must also add that human capacity building is important to ensure the development of cost eff […]
May 18, 2017
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FiberGuide Signs an Agreement with Optical Technology Training (OTT) to Deliver Certified Optical Networking Courses in Africa.

May 18, 2017
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FiberGuide is pleased to announce that they have signed a partnership agreement with Optical Technology Training (OTT) to deliver a certified training course in optical networking throughout Africa. The comprehensive, internationally well regarded, 5-day
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April 27, 2017
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Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen Can’t Reverse Globalization, ICT Drive the New Digital Economy

April 27, 2017
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One common denominator between Donald Trump and the French ultra-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, is their opposition to globalization. Unfortunately for Trump and Le Pen, globalization is not reversible as information and communications technology (ICT) is transforming the world into on […]
April 19, 2017
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Internet Service Provider Support for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation

April 19, 2017
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) is a formidable cybersecurity risk threating companies, organizations, and government departments. Enterprises typically subscribe to anti-DDoS attack service providers since the volume of traffic from such attacks can be far beyond the capacity of the network un […]
April 10, 2017
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Call for Guest Bloggers: Data Centers, Wide Area Networking (WAN), Private Internet Access

April 10, 2017
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Whenever possible, we would like to offer the technical community the opportunity to share their knowledge in the above broad topics. One of our goals is to share information and knowledge on advances in data center and wide area networking technologies. We are therefore reaching out to all professi […]
March 10, 2017
VPN (Virtual Private Network)

VPN (Virtual Private Network) | Private Internet Access

March 10, 2017
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What is a VPN?

A VPN or virtual private network is a form private wide area network (WAN) that connects two or more locations over the public Internet or over another private network, such as MPLS. A VPN can be as simple as a connection to the Internet and as comple […]
March 7, 2017
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Server Colocation Selection Guide | Data Center Options

March 7, 2017
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An overwhelming number of businesses, large and small, are opting to have their servers hosted in a colocation data center, instead of building and operating their own data centers. In this article, we focus on important considerations for IT managers contemplating going the server colocation route. […]
February 20, 2017
Internet-access

Dedicated, Symmetrical Fiber Optic Internet Access from Convergia

February 20, 2017
fiberguide

Slow speed Internet access is one the impediments to business productivity today. The problem gets exacerbated when businesses move some of their processes to the cloud. Today, about 87% of businesses have migrated some of their mission critical processes to the cloud or to a data center colocation […]
February 2, 2017
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A Guide to Carrier Wide Area Networking (WAN) Solutions

February 2, 2017
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What is a wide area network?

A wide area network (WAN) is a communication network that connects geographical dispersed locations across cities, countries or even continents. In one of its common implementations, a wide area network connects an organization’s local area n […]
November 1, 2017
fibre-optic-infrustructure

Low Loss Optical Fibers for Higher Data Rates in Long Haul Terrestrial Networks

November 1, 2017
fiberguide

As the telecommunication industry slowly migrates to 100Gb/s transmission in long distance terrestrial optical networks and plans for even higher data rates of 400Gb/s and beyond, improving system OSNR and spectral efficiency are some of the challenges to be surmounted. While system manufacturers ar […]