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A team of researchers from NICT in Japan has set a new world record for internet speed at 319Tb/s.

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There is no denying that 5G is a hot topic in the telecommunications industry.

The recent virtual OFC Conference covered some of the industry’s hottest topics. Keely Portway reports from the Market Watch conference talk about the current state of the industry. 

News

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23 July 2021

Zayo is to deploy a new diverse subsea cable route named ‘Zeus,’ connecting the UK to mainland Europe.

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22 July 2021

STL has acquired UK network integration firm, Clearcomm Group.

21 July 2021

Industry research firm LightCounting has released its Mega Datacenter Optics Report for 2021.

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19 July 2021

Investment firm KKR has entered into an agreement with Telefónica to create an open access wholesale company in Colombia.

A schematic diagram of the transmission system (NICT)

19 July 2021

A team of researchers from NICT in Japan has set a new world record for internet speed at 319Tb/s.

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16 July 2021

UK operator Openreach has conducted the UK’s first trials of a new 25G PON technology from Nokia.

Analysis & opinion

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01 July 2021

Panelists from Polimi, CTTC, TUE and The University Carlos III of Madrid give their views on the future multi Tb/S metro network

24 June 2021

The recent virtual OFC Conference covered some of the industry’s hottest topics. Keely Portway reports from the Market Watch conference talk about the current state of the industry. 

08 June 2021

What are the implications for UK providers and industry from the all-IP migration changes, One Touch Switching and Ofcom Telecoms Market Review? Mike Locke explains

Features

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06 July 2021

With more than half of homes in Europe now covered by FTTH/B, how do we build on this momentum in a sustainable way? Keely Portway finds out

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05 July 2021

Keely Portway considers the current state of 5G deployment and fibre networks’ role in its operation

High-density fibre can enable a new world of communication (image credit: Corning)

02 July 2021

Remote working, 5G and FTTH are pushing demand for denser, easier-to-deploy fibre, finds Andy Extance

 

06 May 2021

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

Fibre Systems TV

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

The 2021 Online Seminar of the Global Optoelectronic Industry has been held. Co-hosted by the International Photonics & Electronics Committee (IPEC) and China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) and co-organized by the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), the theme was ‘unleash the potential of optoelectronics, drive standards and industry advancement.’

Nokia has announced that it is strengthening its flexible working practices following the pandemic.

UK ISP Zen Internet has pledged to become Net Zero by 2028.

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.