Editor's picks

Keely Portway speaks to Gijs Phoelich, general council and company secretary at Eurofiber

Fibre Systems editor, Keely Portway speaks to Howard Watson, group chief technology officer at BT Group

FormFactor's fast photonic wafer probers enable rapid tests through faster photonic alignment than previously possible. (Credit: FormFactor Inc)

To some, optical communication product buyers’ expectation that prices continually fall may seem a strange and unnecessary pressure on vendors.

News

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27 October 2021

The FCC has adopted an order preventing China Telecom (Americas) from providing domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the country.

News

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27 October 2021

Dallas-based infrastructure provider, InnerCity FiberNet has agreed to acquire connectivity solutions firm Gigabit Communications.

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21 October 2021

Cardiff based provider Ogi recently secured an investment from Infracapital to deliver a £200m phase one business plan to build a full-fibre broadband network across south Wales, UK.

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20 October 2021

Optoelectronic component manufacturer II‐VI is to power all of its European facilities with 100 per cent renewable electricity sources.

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Fibre networks have allowed 5G trials to take place across areas of South Africa such as Port Elizabeth (MD_Photography/Shutterstock.com)

20 August 2021

Kithinji Muriungi of KamsHub presented at this year’s OFC, focusing on how fibre technology in Africa might look in 2030

18 August 2021

Jay Tourigny takes a look at cleaning techniques and which are suited for different applications

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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

Features

FormFactor's fast photonic wafer probers enable rapid tests through faster photonic alignment than previously possible. (Credit: FormFactor Inc)

24 August 2021

To some, optical communication product buyers’ expectation that prices continually fall may seem a strange and unnecessary pressure on vendors.

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24 August 2021

The submarine cable industry is still a very healthy one, with figures from Research and Markets predicting that it will reach $30.8bn by 2026. Submarine cables, said the company’s most recent report, European Submarine Cable Market: Size & Forecast with Impact Analysis of COVID-19 (2020-2024), have become essential to digital infrastructure, thanks to the role they play in meeting growing data demands. 

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23 August 2021

The drive toward 5G and beyond has been a key factor in the demand for higher bandwidth and more reliable networks. This has, in turn, brought about a greater appetite for intelligent infrastructure supported by automation. 

Fibre Systems TV

Tech Focus

Fibre Systems takes a glance at the current market for 400G technology, and some of the latest developments available

A glance at the current market for test and measurement equipment, and some of the latest developments available

A glance at the current market for fifth-generation coherent optics, and some of the latest developments available

Products

21 October 2021

CommScope’s new hardened connector, Prodigy, is designed to accelerate and simplify field installation for FTTH networks.

19 October 2021

Fujikura Europe has launched what it calls its most powerful and compact active cladding alignment fusion splicer - the 41S+.

19 October 2021

New from AFL is the FlowScout PON optical power meter for network activation, testing and troubleshooting of passive optical networks.

15 October 2021

Sumitomo Electric has revealed its new FC-6+ series of benchtop cleavers, which will be released globally in the fourth quarter of 2021.

15 October 2021

Adtran has launched a 60GHz mmWave mesh wireless access and backhaul solution to help simplify the business case for Gigabit fixed wireless for urban and hard-to-connect rural areas.

Resources

Driven by unprecedented demand for Gigabit and fast-emerging 10 Gigabit Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployment is expected to reach record numbers in the coming years.

Since its emergence in the late 2000s, coherent technology has undergone several transitions.

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

Press releases

21 October 2021

CommScope’s new hardened connector, Prodigy, is designed to accelerate and simplify field installation for FTTH networks.

19 October 2021

Fujikura Europe has launched what it calls its most powerful and compact active cladding alignment fusion splicer - the 41S+.

19 October 2021

New from AFL is the FlowScout PON optical power meter for network activation, testing and troubleshooting of passive optical networks.