Sumitomo developes new long-haul multi-core optical fiber; Outdoor wireless LAN market growth slows, says Dell'Oro

Installer news from across the web:

> Engineers break record for fiber-based data transmission using a new type of laser. Gizmodo article

> Sumitomo Electric Industries has developed a new type of coupled multi-core optical fiber suitable for ultra-long-haul transmission. Release

> Siemon examines the effects of spark gap erosion caused by unmating under power over Ethernet (PoE) load. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> The enterprise-class outdoor wireless LAN market had its slowest growth in 6 years in 2015, according to the Dell'Oro Group. Release

> Trimble acquired London/New York-based Sefaira, a developer of cloud-based software for the design of sustainable and high-performance buildings. Release

Cable News
> The NCTA criticized a divided decision today by FCC commissioners to approve a proposal reforming privacy regulations for Internet service providers. Article

> In yet another example of a Canadian pay-TV operator making a forward-looking move, Rogers Communications will take its six hockey fueled regional sports networks direct-to-consumer. Article

Telecom News
> CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its wholesale interstate Busy Line Verification (BLV) and Busy Line Interrupt (BLI) operator services in its legacy CenturyTel territory, saying there's no demand for the services. Article

> AT&T is testing to deliver 300 Mbps in MDU environments. Article

Wireless News
> Shares of BlackBerry plunged nearly 9 percent this morning after the company posted unexpectedly low revenues in its fiscal fourth quarter. The company said it shipped 600,000 phones in the quarter, well below expectations. Article

> The FBI is hoping to use its reported newfound iPhone-unlocking method to crack open other iPhones in a move that could further escalate tensions between Apple and federal law-enforcement authorities. Article

And finally … How America's big data centers are going green. Christian Science Monitor article