Editor's picks

A Verizon technician testing 5G service in Houston (credit: Verizon)

US operator Verizon is giving its fibre core network an overhaul, upgrading older router equipment with the latest 400Gb/s per-port optical technology to help future-proof its 5G network.

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Keely Portway reviews some of the ways optical sensing has been used in communications for complementary applications

This webinar focuses on how the telecoms sector is addressing the skills issue, looking at the accredited training available and how apprenticeship schemes are valuable to operators, installers and ISPs.

News

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15 August 2022

Software developer for telecoms and utility operators, IQGeo is acquiring Comsof and its fibre optic network automated planning and design software for a total consideration of up to €13m.

News

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11 August 2022

Google Fiber names Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska and Nevada as the five states into which it will expand its FTTP network. The move marks the first major expansion announcement since 2015.

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11 August 2022

TPG Telecom leveraged G.fast technology from Adtran.

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10 August 2022

UK provider BT has entered into a strategic agreement with African connectivity supplier, Seacom to help the latter secure its infrastructure and deliver new networking, security and communications solutions...

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

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01 July 2022

Railway networks not only make for great people and freight transport networks, they also make for great optical transport networks. Jonathan Homa explains what the railway industry needs to consider when building out optical transport links.

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06 June 2022

Keely Portway highlights some of the key developments from the first physical FTTH Conference in two years

03 May 2022

Keely Portway reports on the popular Market Watch panel that took place at OFC 2022, focusing on the current state of the optical market

Features

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07 July 2022

In the Spring edition of Fibre Systems, we looked at how to recruit and retain great telecoms talent, but what about once the recruitment process is complete?  

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04 July 2022

Keely Portway reviews some of the ways optical sensing has been used in communications for complementary applications

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30 June 2022

Abigail Williams provides a market update on fibre network deployments in the Asia Pacific region

Fibre Systems TV

Tech Focus

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A look at the market for optical fibre cables and some of the products and solutions available

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A look at the market for passive optical network equipment and some of the products and solutions available

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A look at the market for optical line termination equipment and some of the products and solutions available

Products

05 August 2022

AFL’s FlexReporter software suite is an all-in-one viewer, test data transfer, analysis, and cloud-based reporting tool.

05 August 2022

Yokogawa has launched two optical spectrum analysers

04 August 2022

Jonard Tools has introduced a new compression and crimping tool for electrical and telecoms technicians.

04 August 2022

Nexans has launched the Blite LT reduced in size micro-loose fibre optic cables for blowing into some of the smallest micro-ducts.

The Lightspan SF-8M is based on Nokia's Quillion chipset

The Lightspan SF-8M is based on Nokia's Quillion chipset

27 July 2022

Nokia has added the Lightspan SF-8M sealed remote node to its fibre broadband portfolio.

Resources

The three factors that determine spectral efficiency

For many fibre applications, spectral efficiency is a key performance criterion. This white paper focuses on why spectral efficiency matters, how the relationship between wavelength capacity-reach and spectral efficiency has changed, and the three key factors determining spectral efficiency.

This new eBook from CommScope build on decades of FTTH deployment experience to help service providers create a future-ready network

Doug Blue advises on choosing the right fibre technology for rural broadband networks

Press releases

05 August 2022

AFL’s FlexReporter software suite is an all-in-one viewer, test data transfer, analysis, and cloud-based reporting tool.

05 August 2022

Yokogawa has launched two optical spectrum analysers

04 August 2022

Jonard Tools has introduced a new compression and crimping tool for electrical and telecoms technicians.