Editor's picks

Alex Blowers, chair of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) speaks to Fibre Systems about the work being undertaken by altnets, the challenges they face and how the association is playing its part to help

The H2020 research project PASSION adopts a disruptive approach to develop innovative photonic devices as well an optical fibre network infrastructure for the future metropolitan area network...

UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom has confirmed how it plans to regulate the wholesale telecoms markets for the next five years and beyond.

News

12 May 2021

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed its 2021 Market Panorama in association with Idate, outlining fibre deployment trends in Europe.

12 May 2021

Australia’s wholesale open-access broadband provider, NBN Co, has completed a successful proof of concept trial of Infinera’s XR optics-based point-to-multipoint coherent optical technology.

11 May 2021

Swiss network provider, Swisscom is transforming its existing infrastructure to create a fully automated and higher capacity transport network.

10 May 2021

UK independent network provider, Glide Group has acquired 100 per cent shares of network design, installation and maintenance specialist Concept Solutions People (CSP).

07 May 2021

Angola Cables has upgraded its Monet submarine cable network using coherent optical technology to provide more capacity and lower latency.

04 May 2021

Independent provider, G.Network has committed to a recruitment and training programme.

Analysis & opinion

19 April 2021

Emma Atkins asks how we, as an industry help to close the gap in the education, attraction and retention of women in fibre

12 April 2021

Neil Bessant ponders whether advances in technology could change the skills requirements for network engineers

28 January 2021

Looking into the future of telecommunications, it could be argued that AI and telcos will effectively transform each other, explains Raf Meersman

Features

06 May 2021

Are fibre deployments on course to meet targets? Keely Portway finds out

Image credit: CableLabs

05 May 2021

Cable television network operators are readying themselves for customers to pull fibre deeper into their networks, finds Andy Extance

 

05 May 2021

Advanced network automation could be integral to meeting capacity growth, but what’s the best way to implement it? Keely Portway asks the question

30 April 2021

With advances in silicon technology gathering pace, Keely Portway discovers three main ways they are being leveraged to enable the evolution of coherent optical engines

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Resources

Infinera
14 April 2021

Silicon technology enhancements are enabling the evolution of coherent optical engines along three vectors.

Sterlite Technologies Limited
8 March 2021

Accidental cable bends or operational abuse potentially degrades network quality of service. Future generation access technologies demand more reliable and resilient high capacity optical fibre networks.

OFS
18 January 2021

Modern fibers should be designed to optimize the performance of the newest and most advanced transmission systems. Such systems are power hungry, but it has now proven possible for the most sophisticated optical fibers to support actual power savings of the transmission equipment.

CommScope
18 January 2021

CommScope FTTH network planning tools are specifically designed to guide UK AltNets through the design, selection, and identification of the necessary components for your new, future-proof fibre networks. The FTTH network design overview explains the pros and cons of available technologies and solutions.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
18 January 2021

A wide range of cloud and video applications, together with the increased access speeds enabled by 5G, DAA, and next-generation PON, are driving the need for ever more optical bandwidth.

Product News

Press releases

London ISP Community Fibre has announced the appointment of Lord Barwell to the board as a special advisor.

Nokia has announced that it will reduce emissions by 50 per cent across both its own operations and products in use by 2030.

Indigo Telecom Group, a global provider of telecom and data centre network support services, has announced the appointment of Ian Duggan as CEO effective immediately.

Ideal Networks, a manufacturer of data cable, network, and CCTV test equipment, will be known as Trend Networks from the end of March.

BT Group has announced that Jan du Plessis will retire as chairman of the company this year, once a successor has been appointed.