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The Basics of Fiber Optic Cable Technology

Fiber optic cables are an essential component of modern communication and data transmission systems. These thin strands of glass or plastic are able to transmit large amounts of data at high speeds...

How the Internet Travels Across Oceans

Fibre optic technology has come a long way since its invention in the early 1800s. The concept of using light to transmit information was first proposed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel...

Underwater Telco Cables Detect Earthquakes

Caltech seismologists collaborated with Google optics experts to create a system for detecting earthquakes using existing undersea telecommunication cables. The method could lead to more effective ...

Japan sets internet speed record

The Japanese research institute noted that the result from the latest internet speed test will help the realisation of new communication systems that can support the new “bandwidth hungry services....