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On this page will be listed timely technical news for state-of-the-art systems and equipment, company recognition, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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President, Joana Barbulescu is Honoured to be Nominated

President, Joana Barbulescu  Nominated for the 2024 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

According to RBC: For more than three decades, the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards have recognized and celebrated the strides of Canada’s most accomplished, influential, and impactful women.

It is the leading women’s awards program in the nation, elevating this group’s important contributions – from economic growth to social change across sectors and industries. We are thrilled to continue to highlight the success stories of the nation’s most impressive entrepreneurs, and to watch as the women in this community continue to unlock new heights of success. It is our honour to do our part to highlight their impact and celebrate their achievements. – RBC

Learn more and See the 2023 Finalist 

“I am honoured to accept the nomination for the 32nd Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards on behalf of Axis Technical Services and Axis Systems Group. Since 2005, our commitment to providing ‘Relationship-based and Technology-driven’ services has been unwavering. We are excited to continue delivering on our promises and ensuring exceptional project results in 2024 and beyond”

Joana Barbulescu, RCDD

Optical LAN paves the way for Airport Modernization and Sustainability – Tellilabs

Passive Optical LANs deployed at airports globally support everything from the latest ticketing, baggage and gate management systems to security, signage, paging, retail point of sale,

Wi-Fi and traveler entertainment. In the latest edition of AviationPro Airport Business magazine, is the article “Passive Optical LAN Technology is Paving the Runway for Airport Modernization and Sustainability“ which covers Optical LAN’s growing acceptance at modern transportation hub in great details by explaining:

  • Going the Distance Without Disruption over fiber cabling
  • Operating A Highly Resilient and Reliable Network
  • Delivering Sustainability for the Future with Optical LAN

Read this article to learn more about how Passive Optical LAN technology offers solution to airport technology needs of today and tomorro

Try The Fibre Optic Association’s Online Loss Budget Calculator


As a technology-driven fibre optic installations company, we are pleased to share this critical tool from FOA – Fibre Optic Association.

The FOA has written many articles about loss budgets, something everyone involved in fiber optics needs to know and needs to know how to calculate. Were sharing FOA’s online Loss Budget Calculator that does the work for you, your team and your project. Just input the projects’ cable plant data and Loss Budget Calculator calculates the loss budget. It works on any device, especially smartphones and tablets for field use and even allows printing the results.
Click here to start calculating !



COVID-19 Directives

To our valued customers, partners, suppliers and team, during the ongoing pandemic caused by #COVID-19…

The Axis Group wants to assure you that we are here to support you while promoting the health and safety of all citizens in the communities in which we live and work. We’ve implemented teleworking where applicable and stringent cleanliness standards for both office and field operations, in line with current government directives.

Please reach out to us regarding your questions, concerns and project updates.

Joana Barbulescu RCDD



Fiber Optic Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Teachers


STEM or STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and math – is the key to future success for everyone, especially students in schools today.

It’s our goal to introduce you, and help you to introduce your students, to the technology that makes much of the technology we use today possible – fiber optic communications – and show the STEAM topics related to it, including the arts – and make it entertaining and fun.

What’s “Fiber Optics”
Fiber optics is the primary medium we use to communicate today. Phones, landline or wireless, the Internet and cable TV all communicate on fiber optic cables. Even when you are using your cell phone, it’s not connected with a fiber optic cable, but the cell tower it’s connected to probably is.

Fiber optics carries signals as pulses of light while copper cables carry signals as pulses of electrons. As the photo below by  AT&T from the 1970s showed, one hair-thin fiber can carry more signals than the giant copper telephone cable in the photo. Today’s fibers can carry millions of times the data that that fiber could 40 years ago!

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Government of Canada invests over $5 million to bring high-speed Internet to 3,300+ households in BC


Rural British Columbians to benefit from increased connectivity to high-speed Internet

Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced over $5 million in funding for ispeed Communications, Swift Internet and TELUS to bring high-speed Internet to over 3,300 households in the following communities:

ispeed Communications: Coldstream, Deep Creek, Grindrod, Hullcar, Okanagan and Spallumcheen (Splatsin)
Swift Internet: Arrow Creek, Canyon, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Kuskonook, Lister, Moyie, Sanca, Twin Bays, West Creston, Wynndel and Yahk

TELUS: Barlow Creek, Blue Springs, Booth Creek, Cherryville, Clearview, Shuswap Falls, south of Smithers, Spruceland and Wilks/Kahn, Ten Mile Lake, Twin Lakes, and Wycliffe

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BC Ministry of Transport: Fibre Reference Guide


Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (First Edition 2019)

Fibre optic cable is becoming a crucial component for public agencies and many are deciding their own fibre networks are the right direction. Installing, operating and maintaining a fibre network is relatively new to the public sector and there is increasing demand for the sharing of knowledge and experience so that the benefits of a fibre network can be realized efficiently and effectively.

The purpose of these guidelines is to assist public agencies as they begin or continue to develop their fibre optic cable programs and to create a shared understanding with consistency to help facilitate sharing agreements among agencies The guidelines cover a variety of topics that include both the technical and business side of a fibre optic network, agreements with other organization and range from before the network to after it has been installed.

This manual is also intended to be a living document, so feedback and comments are welcome for further editions.

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Source: British Columbia Ministry of Transport

How To Build Rural Broadband, Learning From History


You can spend hours reading about the lack of broadband in rural America

You can spend hours reading about the lack of broadband in rural America. Here are two recent examples from the FCC and The Verge. But while AT&T CEO John Stankey told Wall St. analysts that he doesn’t think there is any way to extend fiber to rural areas at all, FOA has worked with dozens of groups wanting to build rural broadband and documented several DIY FTTH systems in the FOA Guide. We have also documented in the FOA Newsletter (June 2021) ways that make rural broadband more feasible using new technologies like remote OLTs for GPON networks.

As we continue to research rural broadband strategies and technologies, we continue to work on other projects. One of those projects involves assisting EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute, the electrical utilities “Bell Labs” or “Telcordia”) with their strategic plans for fiber optics in their networks. It occurred to us that installing rural fiber networks was similar to the development of rural electrical networks in America a century ago.

Source: FOA
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Cascades Casino

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Skytrain FOSU

Skytrain FOSU

Public Transportation Company, Western Canada  Supplied and Installed 40km Fibre Optic CablesScope...

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Centerm Expansion Project

Centerm Expansion Project

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is building the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project to help meet increasing demand for containers shipped through the Port of Vancouver.

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Langara College

Langara College

Langara CollegeScience and Technology Building Fibre Optic Installations Scope of Work > 2,500...

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Fibre Optic Service Areas

Located in Burnaby, BC Canada, we at Axis Technical Services are proud to supply premium branded products and installation. We also supply audio visual / video installations and support services in the Greater and Metro Vancouver Areas including: Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Delta, White Rock and more.

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