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CTC Global and General Cable Expand C...

by wireworld on 03/22/2017 - 09:09 am
Tag: Press Releases

CTC Global announced the signing of an agreement with General Cable which implements an expanded ACCC® licensing arrangement. Under this new agreement, General Cable has been granted the rights to manufacture, promote and sell high-capacity, low-loss ACCC bare overhead transmission and distribution conductor in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

This agreement combines the unique strengths of both companies — General Cable’s century long experience supporting the utility market with technologically advanced product, and CTC Global’s patented ACCC conductor utilizing proprietary carbon fiber core technology — to deliver proven cost-effective electric gri ...

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Xtera Emerges From Bankruptcy With Ne...

by wireworld on 03/22/2017 - 09:05 am
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

H.I.G. Capital, which recently sold its holdings in specialty fiber maker Fibercore, is back in the fiber-optics game via its acquisition of the assets of Xtera Communications Inc. The optical transport systems company filed for Chapter 11 protection this past November, and H.I.G. provided debtor-in-possession financing as part of that process.

Neptune Bidco, a unit of H.I.G. European Capital Partners, provided a stalking horse bid of $10 million for the assets within the Chapter 11 proceedings. H.I.G. did not release the final terms of the acquisition.

Robert Richardson said that the company will no longer pursue development of systems for conventional long-haul and metro applications. Ho ...

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Optical Fibres From Prysmian Group at...

by wireworld on 03/22/2017 - 08:59 am
Tag: Press Releases

Prysmian Group will be showcasing its advanced BendBrightXS 200 µm bend insensitive optical fibre for high density cables and its new next-generation WideCap-OM5 multimode fibre for data center networks this week at OFC 2017.

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), taking place on March 19-23 at Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals.

OFC exhibition visitors will be able to see Prysmian’s advanced multimode and single mode fibres at Booth 2647, where WideCap-OM5 multimode fibre and BendBrightXS 200 µm bend insensitive single mod ...

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Submarine Cable Contract Awarded For ...

by wireworld on 03/22/2017 - 08:55 am
Tag: Projects

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid North Sea Link Ltd to provide cable manufacturing quality and inspection services on a $2.1bn interconnector, which will link between the Nordic and British markets. With a planned capacity of 1,400 MW, the NSN interconnector will generate enough electricity to power nearly three quarters of a million homes, greatly helping both countries’ energy security.

National Grid North Sea Link Ltd and Statnett are working together to construct what will be the world’s longest subsea interconnector. When completed, this will consist of approximately 720 kilometres of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable. The interconnecto ...

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