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Have you ever wondered what happens as soon as you type in a Google search?

Quite simply, your data along with everyone else’s at that instant in time, is sent to a distant data centre. All this is transparent to the naked eye, and often means a cross-continent or intercontinental journey.  The capacity of these long distance links has to be incredibly high and the demand is ever increasing. This makes it challenging for the world’s fibre optics infrastructure to deliver information quickly and reliably.

Durham-based optics company, aXenic, is a business that provides a key part of the technological solution that tackles this challenge. They make unique parts which put this high capacity signal onto the fibre for these long-distance, highest-speed links.


They plan to extend their technology to new markets, including aerospace and satellite communications to stay at the forefront of what is possible in demanding high speed communications markets.