Features

Next-generation PON

Pauline Rigby explores the roadmap for next-generation optical access

OPINION

Google wanted to revolutionise the roll-out of fibre, and it still could, writes Benoît Felten

NETWORK SECURITY

Commercial development of quantum key distribution is coming just in time to meet the security threat from quantum computers, finds Andy Extance

PROFILE - CommScope

CommScope is excited about the future of optical connectivity in access and enterprise networks, writes Beth Harlen

Optical Fibres

Online exclusive - Corning's Ian Davis discusses the selection of fibre types for operators with more modest data transmission requirements

DATA CENTRE OPTICS

The Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) is looking to change networking equipment permanently. Andy Extance finds out why

Training and Education

Correct cleaning of fibre-optic connectors is the single most powerful practice that network operators have to future-proof their network, argues Ed Forrest

SILICON PHOTONICS

Dr Marc Bohn gives a systems vendor’s perspective on the emergence of silicon photonics based components in coherent metro and long-haul optical networks

TERABIT NETWORKS

Scaling the capacity delivered by optical systems is becoming increasingly difficult, even as data traffic continues to grow exponentially. Pauline Rigby investigates new techniques that could postpone the inevitable ‘capacity crunch’

PROFILE - Xilinx

Pauline Rigby speaks to Xilinx about the burgeoning opportunities for programmable devices in data centre and cloud computing markets

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