Editor's picks

The UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom has revealed its latest major proposals to accelerate investment in full-fibre broadband, under the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26.

Keely Portway takes a look at the next generation of bend-improved fibres, and how they can be best used to future-proof networks

The UK’s nationwide rail network should be a strategic component of digital Britain, says Mark Weller

News

20 January 2020

Angola Cables is trialling Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct subsea optical connection between the USA and Africa.

17 January 2020

LightCounting has released a report looking at the impact of 5G and the cloud on telecom networks, and how these factors are shaping the market.

16 January 2020

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Mexican government-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to supply fibre cables to connect some of the country’s most remote regions.

08 January 2020

The UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom has revealed its latest major proposals to accelerate investment in full-fibre broadband, under the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26.

07 January 2020

Network design consultancy, 4site has been acquired by Indigo Telecom Group.

07 January 2020

NeoPhotonics has shipped its new 400G capable ClearLight CFP2-DCO transceiver for end customer trials.

Analysis & opinion

20 January 2020

PIC your test to deliver reliable optical component performance in a next-generation world, says François Couny

16 January 2020

Mikael Sandberg anticipates the road to 5G and its full-fibre pavement in cities

07 January 2020

The UK’s nationwide rail network should be a strategic component of digital Britain, says Mark Weller

Features

02 December 2019

Keely Portway find out how optical networking interoperability is achieved through industry collaboration

25 November 2019

Keely Portway takes a look at what needs to be done over the next 12 months to move toward the goal of copper switch-off

21 August 2019

Keely Portway looks at the latest developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends shaping the market

20 August 2019

There are many challenges to overcome to provide quick and efficient characterisation of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

OFS
16 January 2020

Presenting the latest standards, technology, market and industry trends for graded-index, laser optimised multi-mode fibres (MMF) coupled to low-cost Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) links, which have historically provided the most cost-effective and widely deployed short reach fibre solutions for local area networks (L

CommScope
6 August 2019

The optical fiber network infrastructures installed today will typically see four generations of transmission systems over the network’s expected lifetime. As recent history has shown, the amount of data traffic these networks will carry will increase dramatically and continuously.

MACOM
31 May 2019

The ever-expanding bandwidth demands on Cloud Data Center infrastructures are intensifying the pressure on optical module providers to enable faster connectivity solutions at volume scales and cost structures.

MACOM
4 March 2019

The first months of 2019 – as with any year – are a good opportunity to look ahead to what the future holds in store for the networking and communication domains, and the key technologies that underpin them.

CommScope
3 December 2018

Not all FTTH networks are built the same. Since construction and outside plant account for the majority of total network costs, getting the architecture right has a major impact on the business case.
 

HellermannTyton
28 November 2018

MDU Fibre Enclosures for every size of Building – S5, S3 and S1

Product News

Press releases

The Ofcom board has announced Jonathan Oxley will be interim chief executive.

A pair of technicians from Openreach, the access network division of BT Group have been presented with the UK Fibre Ninja award by Viavi Solutions.

MicroCare has announced the promotion and expansion of its MicroCare Asia team.

Lindsay Broadband has announced the addition of David Burns as the director of sales, Western U.S.

Zzoomm has selected Henley-on-Thames to be the first town for its new full-fibre network and expects to start building later in the summer.