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Microsoft’s acquisition of a provider of advanced hollow fiber optic technology

Microsoft's acquisition of a provider of advanced hollow fiber optic technology

Lumenisity is a British company focused on providing next generation hollow fiber (HCF) business solutions and in the latest news it seems that Microsoft has bought the company. According to Microsoft’s official announcement, the Redmonds have purchased this company to expand and optimize their cloud infrastructure and reduce latency and security requirements.

HCF cables are a combination of fiber optic and coaxial or coaxial cables, and Lumenisity’s proprietary design using a hollow core filled with air and glass tubes improves the overall performance of this technology. Light travels faster in air than in glass, and in this regard, a recent test by the American company Comcast has also shown how a HCF cable string can provide bandwidth and data transfer speeds of 10Gbps to 400Gbps.

BT Group, formerly known as the British telecommunications company, has also conducted a test on Lumenisity cables in this regard, and in this regard, it has been determined that the use of this technology can reduce the communication delay by 50% compared to other traditional fiber optic cables. makes available According to Microsoft, HCF cables can provide a wide range of benefits for different industries, and the communication delay of this fiber-optic technology can be useful in the financial services and stock market, healthcare, manufacturing and government industries.

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Lumenisity’s HCF cables can provide high-speed transactions, increased bandwidth, and high-capacity communications. Microsoft also stated that Lumenisity’s proprietary design also improves security and intrusion detection capabilities, but the company did not provide further details. By purchasing this company, the world’s software giant seeks to improve the communication infrastructure of its cloud service, and apparently, in general, the use of this series of cables is supposed to significantly reduce the communication delay in addition to increasing the bandwidth.

Lumenisity was founded in 2017 as a spin-off business from the Optoelectronics Research Center at the University of Southampton, England. establishment and this company developed and commercialized the technology of manufacturing HCF fiber optic cables. The company won the best fiber optic communication product award at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) and has just completed construction of a 3,716 square meter manufacturing facility in Romsey, England.

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