Editor's picks

CityFibre’s recruitment programme will include the identification and training of thousands of unemployed UK residents

There's a shortage of skilled fibre professionals in Europe. How can we, as an industry, work towards addressing this? Keely Portway finds out  

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News

17 November 2020

Hitachi High-Tech is to acquire VLC Photonics, making it a subsidiary company through which it will continue to provide photonic integrated circuit (PIC) engineering services.

16 November 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have demonstrated the first all-silicon optical transmitter at 100Gb/s and beyond without the use of digital signal processing (DSP).

13 November 2020

Industry analyst firm, LightCounting has released its latest research note, which provides analysis of the latest quarterly financial reports.

13 November 2020

Start-up, Vector Photonics has received a £280k grant from UK government to support project LOCAL, or to give it its full title, Lasers for Communications Applications.

12 November 2020

Construction and engineering firm nmcn has been chosen by CityFibre to deliver its full-fibre rollouts across Barnsley and Halifax in the North of England.

12 November 2020

International network service provider, RETN has updated its Eurasian network to accommodate a recent rapid increase in network traffic.

Analysis & opinion

26 November 2020

Leading industry lights talk to Keely Portway about the challenges and opportunities faced by the optical communications supply chain in the last 12 months, and predict what could lie ahead

25 November 2020

Mark Lutkowitz on future 400ZR pricing, its impact on certain key vendors and the outlook for 400ZR+ and 800ZR

25 November 2020

The all-important multi-vendor interoperability can only be achieved via industry collaboration, finds Keely Portway
 

Features

26 November 2020

Recovery plans for a post-pandemic world have one key ingredient in common across the globe – sustainability. Keely Portway outlines how the telecoms sector is playing its not insignificant part

25 November 2020

Keely Portway on how the pandemic has affected FTTH deployment in Europe and America, and what needs to be done in the next 12 months to meet various governments’ ambitious targets

23 November 2020

Keely Portway examines the latest 400ZR implementation agreement and asks, what does it mean for test and measurement?

CityFibre’s recruitment programme will include the identification and training of thousands of unemployed UK residents

13 November 2020

There's a shortage of skilled fibre professionals in Europe. How can we, as an industry, work towards addressing this? Keely Portway finds out 

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

Viavi Solutions
21 October 2020

Today's network bandwidth demand is being enabled by advanced DSP engines.

OFS
19 October 2020

Enterprise network customers and vendors - in fact, the entire data communications industry - benefit from interoperable, multivendor industry standards developed by the interaction and coordination between Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) component/fiber standards, American Nation

CommScope
19 October 2020

The purpose of this document is to guide UK network planners and engineers through the design, selection, and identification of the necessary components for fibre optic networks that best suit their specific application needs.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
6 October 2020

This white paper explains how an ultra-high baud rate, innovative features, and a high modem signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enable Infinera’s 800G generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6) optical engine to maximize wavelength capacity-reach – the maximum wavelength data rate that can be achieved for a given reach requirement.

CommScope
21 September 2020

Despite ongoing investment, Britain still lags behind much of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries when it comes to fibre infrastructure.

Infinera
30 June 2020

Probabilistic constellation shaping addresses many of the limitations of conventional QAM-based coherent modulation. This white paper explains its benefits, how it works, and the enhancements that can maximize its value.

 

Product News

Press releases

Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer at CommScope has stepped down after 15 years of service.

Corning Incorporated has joined the optical communications industry in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of low-loss optical fibre.

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance published its second 5G White Paper and has launched further projects based on its conclusions.

DZS has announced the consolidation of its acquired brands under DZS and its new senior leadership team and organizational structure designed to accelerate globalization of its groundbreaking innovations.

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has named Anita Döhler as new CEO and board director.