Fibre Technologies and BMC TV’s recent collaboration on the Paralympic Games

We recently worked with BMC TV to bring the Paralympic Games to the UK and recently published our case study on the project which you can read here.

Additionally, the project has been featured on the ADVA website as well. The full news item is available here.

Fibre Technologies has worked with ADVA for a number of years with them being one of our key technology partners. You can learn more about them here.

Fibre Technologies’ Technology Partner ADVA wins award for quantum-safe encryption

ADVA wins major German innovation award with its quantum-safe encryption technology.

News summary:

  • ADVA’s encryption engine ensures future-proof security for post-quantum threats
  • It delivers full transparency, removes certification complexity and guarantees rapid time to market
  • Crypto module developed and engineered in Meiningen, Germany

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that it has won one of Germany’s most renowned innovation prizes for its quantum-safe encryption technology. The accolade recognizes the value of ADVA’s highly secure crypto module, which integrates all essential security functions and provides comprehensive protection for sensitive data on the move. It offers the best available network protection even against the threat of quantum computer attacks. By simplifying the certification and regulatory approval of ADVA’s encryption technology, it also accelerates time to market for customers offering highly secure services. The Innovation Award Thuringia is one of Germany’s most respected awards for technology development.

Read the full story here.

Durham University fibre-optics help largest 3D map of Universe

An international team of scientists has produced the most detailed three-dimensional map of the Universe yet.

Within seven months, their Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has broken all 3D galaxy survey records.

A component built by Durham University increases the telescope’s field of view using 5,000 optical fibres.

Prof Carlos Frenk from its Institute for Computational Cosmology said DESI’s data would “help uncover some of the most intimate secrets of the cosmos”.

He said: “This will help us to search for clues about the nature of dark energy.

“We will also learn more about the dark matter and the role it plays in how galaxies like the Milky Way form and how the universe is evolving.”

international team of scientists has produced the most detailed three-dimensional map of the Universe yet.

Within seven months, their Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has broken all 3D galaxy survey records.

A component built by Durham University increases the telescope’s field of view using 5,000 optical fibres.

Prof Carlos Frenk from its Institute for Computational Cosmology said DESI’s data would “help uncover some of the most intimate secrets of the cosmos”.

He said: “This will help us to search for clues about the nature of dark energy.

“We will also learn more about the dark matter and the role it plays in how galaxies like the Milky Way form and how the universe is evolving.”

The fibre-optic system splits light from galaxies, stars and a bright variety of galaxy known as quasars into narrow bands of colour.

This reveals their chemical make-up, how far away they are and how fast they are travelling, allowing researchers to gauge how much and how fast the universe has expanded.

The final 3D map will give scientists a better understanding of dark energy, which accounts for 70% of the universe and drives expansion. 

DESI is producing data relating to 11 billion years ago which can shed light on the early universe.

Victoria Fawcett, a PhD researcher at Durham University’s Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, said DESI was obtaining much fainter and redder objects than previously discovered. 

“We’re finding quite a lot of exotic systems including large samples of rare objects that we just haven’t been able to study in detail before,” she said

Scientists are also using the data to understand the behaviour of medium-sized black holes in small galaxies. 

DESI has already catalogued more than 7.5 million galaxies and is expected to have added another 27.5 million by the end of its run in 2026.

The collaboration is managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA.

Originally reported here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-59974215

Millions more get fibre broadband but take-up lags

Eight million UK homes now have access to full-fibre broadband, a record rise of three million since last year. 

But fewer than a quarter of those have chosen to upgrade to a full-fibre package, regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report says.

Many could upgrade without paying more than they currently did, Ofcom said.

The number of upgrades was rising, with 750,000 homes moving to full-fibre services in 2021, but the rapid rollout meant take-up was likely to lag behind.

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