Editor's picks

The latest FTTH Market Panorama figures, prepared by IDate, were released at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam.

The first months of 2019 – as with any year – are a good opportunity to look ahead to what the future holds in store for the networking and communication domains

The European Electronic Communications Code has been finalised and formerly adopted. How will it aid European fibre deployment, and what factors could impact the end goal of copper switch-off? Keely Portway finds out

News

22 March 2019

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has committed a £4.9 million grant to fund a national research facility to support UK researchers in creating communications networks for the future.

21 March 2019

Openreach has opened a consultation to agree a framework to switch off the UK's copper networks

21 March 2019

Orange is to offer its services in France as an internet service provider (ISP) on all public initiative networks deployed in the market, regardless of the infrastructure operator deploying the network.

21 March 2019

Microsoft and Facebook have partnered to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration.

20 March 2019

Bournemouth and Northampton are the next two UK locations to benefit from alternative network provider, CityFibre’s full fibre roll out.

20 March 2019

Salisbury is the UK’s first entire city to access Openreach’s new fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology under the Fibre First programme.

Analysis & opinion

27 February 2019

Ana Pesovic takes a look at the evolution of fibre networks beyond 10G PON

25 February 2019

Mike Jones looks at the 5G lottery and asks: 'Are you gambling with your fibre’s performance?'

14 February 2019

Geoff Bennett outlines three myths surrounding optical capacity, and how they can be dispelled

Features

01 March 2019

The European Electronic Communications Code has been finalised and formerly adopted. How will it aid European fibre deployment, and what factors could impact the end goal of copper switch-off? Keely Portway finds out

25 February 2019

Work has started to hone an idea from Google Fiber to increase the reach and number of customers served per fibre of FTTH services. Andy Extance explains 

15 February 2019

The data centre has created demand for an infrastructure that provides greater bandwidth and higher data rates, but how has this impacted the market for optical components? 

30 January 2019

To exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence, optical transmission systems require greater automation, finds Andy Extance

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

MACOM
4 March 2019

The first months of 2019 – as with any year – are a good opportunity to look ahead to what the future holds in store for the networking and communication domains, and the key technologies that underpin them.

CommScope
3 December 2018

Not all FTTH networks are built the same. Since construction and outside plant account for the majority of total network costs, getting the architecture right has a major impact on the business case.
 

HellermannTyton
28 November 2018

MDU Fibre Enclosures for every size of Building – S5, S3 and S1

MACOM
8 October 2018

Today’s optical module providers are under tremendous pressure to enable customers with faster connectivity solutions at volume scale. This fall, MACOM announced the industry’s first complete chipset solution for 200G and 400G CWDM optical module providers servicing Cloud Data Center applications.

Fischer Connectors
17 September 2018

Fibre optic infrastructures are becoming more widespread in a number of markets and applications. These include simple point-to-point security systems, Ethernet mesh networks and high-performance, high-bandwidth video transport and switching systems for the A/V and broadcast markets.

MACOM
22 August 2018

In a previous viewpoint we assessed the evolution of 5G wireless standards and industry expectations for the incremental deployment of 5G infrastructure in the years ahead. Continued forward progress on these fronts brings us ever closer toward a future of breakthrough bandwidth capacity and data delivery speeds.

Product News

Press releases

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Outstanding contributions to the acceleration of FTTH in Europe were rewarded at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam, with Orange Spain and Dana Tobak, chief executive officer of Hyperoptic taking away prizes. In addition, Greg Mesch, chief executive officer at CityFibre picked up the inaugural Charles Kao Award.

WETZIKON, SWITZERLAND - R&M, the global developer and provider of cabling systems for network infrastructures has made available the ‘Data Center Handbook 2019.’

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA - For 20 years, OIF has worked closely with network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors to collaborate, test and validate the interoperability of the electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry.

BARCELONA, SPAIN — EXFO has joined the O-RAN Alliance, a group formed in 2018 by network operators with the vision of creating standards and clearly defined requirements for open, intelligent radio access networks (RAN). With 5G networks heavily dependent on virtualised, software-defined RAN architectures, interoperability among diverse network components is key to fast, successful implementations.

ABINGDON, UK – Rural full fibre broadband provider Gigaclear has appointed Gareth Williams as its new chief executive.