Paris -- The Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucelare of Italy (INFN) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) inked a contract for the rollout of a submarine cable infrastructure for INFN's submarine network, which will host an underwater multidisciplinary laboratory incorporating a high-energy neutrino telescope, believed to be the largest one in the Mediterranean.
The Regione Siciliana PO-FESR 2014 - 2020 will finance the infrastructure, under the framework of the public research institute's project, focused on creating a multi-disciplinary, scientific lab that lives under the sea.
Located off Southeastern Sicily, the submarine cable system will transmit real-time data collected by detectors deployed on the sea bed. Onshore researchers, universities and science laboratories will use this data to get a better understanding of physical processes in the oceans, such as tides, sand movement and other currently invisible occurrences.
"We are proud to further cooperate with INFN in such an ambitious project, which reconfirms submarine systems' ability and versatility for the new applications offered in the field of undersea scientific observation," said Philippe Piron, president of Alcatel Submarine Networks. "This new contract also confirms our expertise in addressing new market segments."
ASN will provide a substantial portion of the new subsea infrastructure, including an electro-optical cable and several undersea A/DC power converters of the latest generation to provide communications and
power to several detection systems. The technology provided by ASN is based on the DCFO solution initially developed for oil & gas applications. Sensors serving as lenses will conduct the vital data collection.
"This project will further offer to INFN and to the Italian research community advanced applications to implement new research models, under the framework of the Sicilian Region PO-Fser Funds, IDMAR Project," said Giacomo Cuttone, INFN – LNS Director. "ASN's state-of-the art technology will help us [take] a significant step to enhance astro-particle physics and other sciences such as seismology and the predictability of geophysical events, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV)."
ASN and INFN previously collaborated in the deployment of the first branches of the submarine system network deployed off East Sicily, used to install submarine observatories capable to monitor acoustic, geophysics signals, bioluminescence and cosmic rays.
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun — and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
As Vice President of Global Healthcare at AT&T, Maria Lensing oversees the telecommunications operator's technology and professional services offerings across the spectrum of medical providers, from solo practitioners and walk-in clinics to giant hospital chains, medical-device vendors and consulting firms. Lensing also sees more interest from traditional service providers -- cable and telecom operators looking to expand or build relationships with their own medical communities, perhaps as an adjunct to smart-home successes or standalone.
Lensing, who took on this role almost a year ago in May 2018, oversees both the sales and technical teams responsible for developing growth initiatives for AT&T's Global Healthcare business -- including products, services and industry-specific solutions. She also very actively promotes business minority inclusion, education and female empowerment programs and has been recognized both within and outside AT&T. Some awards she's received include "Top 40 Under 40" and "Super Woman in Business" from the Memphis Business Journal.
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Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.
Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON – and we haven’t even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?
Since waiting is often not the best option, let’s demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.
In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:
Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
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