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The test was carried out on a 75km optical fibre loop between RMIT and Monash University in Melbourne

A team of researchers from RMIT, Monash and Swinburne universities in Australia, has achieved a data speed of 44.2Tb/s from a single light source.

Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire virtualized network software provider, Metaswitch Networks.

A look at how the kind of full-fibre infrastructure that will be essential to support 5G can be realised in line with roll-out targets

News

02 July 2020

Payment and fleet services firm, Radius Payment Solutions has launched Radius Connect, a converged technology, mobile and fixed line telecommunications provider to UK businesses.

02 July 2020

European IT systems supplier, S&T AG has signed contracts for the acquisition of the Iskratel Group.

01 July 2020

A new start-up fibre cable manufacturer, Emcab, has commenced operations in Germany thanks to a partnership between Emtelle and Incab.

26 June 2020

Infinera, in partnership with network operator, Windstream, has completed a live network trial that achieved 800Gb/s single-wavelength transmission over 730km.

26 June 2020

The Covid-19 ward in the UK’s Royal Liverpool Hospital had a new paging system installed to help recovering patients gain independence.

25 June 2020

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has selected Nokia to deploy a nationwide FTTH network solution in the Republic of Ireland.

Analysis & opinion

06 July 2020

Geoff Bennett evaluates how 50 years of innovation in optical communications has more recently helped to bring light from the shadow of Covid-19

23 June 2020

Guillaume Baral outlines some of the significant benefits of adopting a more agile, modular approach to product development for fibre networks

22 June 2020

There is a massive commercial opportunity that fibre network providers are leaving in the ground, says Stuart Large

Features

12 May 2020

Keely Portway evaluates some of the latest trends when it comes to multimode fibre, and looks at why it is currently something of an industry bright spot

05 May 2020

A look at how the kind of full-fibre infrastructure that will be essential to support 5G can be realised in line with roll-out targets

05 May 2020

A round-up of the impact of Covid-19 on the optical communications industry from a number of leading analyst firms

04 May 2020

Progress is being made on entanglement methods that can work in mainstream telecom wavelengths, in conventional networks, finds Andy Extance

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

Infinera
30 June 2020

Probabilistic constellation shaping addresses many of the limitations of conventional QAM-based coherent modulation. This white paper explains its benefits, how it works, and the enhancements that can maximize its value.

 

HellermannTyton
30 June 2020

Fibre based building connectivity is not new, building entry points are not new so what is new that warrants another application note on the subject.

OFS
28 April 2020

While enterprise and data center networks have undergone a remarkable evolution over the past decade, multimode fiber (MMF) remains the most cost-effective short-reach solution on the market. Presenting the latest market trends for multimode fiber.

OFS
16 January 2020

Presenting the latest standards, technology, market and industry trends for graded-index, laser optimised multi-mode fibres (MMF) coupled to low-cost Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) links, which have historically provided the most cost-effective and widely deployed short reach fibre solutions for local area networks (L

CommScope
6 August 2019

The optical fiber network infrastructures installed today will typically see four generations of transmission systems over the network’s expected lifetime. As recent history has shown, the amount of data traffic these networks will carry will increase dramatically and continuously.

MACOM
31 May 2019

The ever-expanding bandwidth demands on Cloud Data Center infrastructures are intensifying the pressure on optical module providers to enable faster connectivity solutions at volume scales and cost structures.

Product News

Press releases

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has named Anita Döhler as new CEO and board director.

County Broadband, an Essex-based provider rolling full-fibre networks across rural East Anglia, is celebrating its first-ever national recognition after being shortlisted in the Best Rural ISP (Internet Service Provider) category at the ISPA Awards 2020, run by the Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK).

Openreach has appointed Andrew Barron as a non-executive member of its board, effective from 1 June.

Ideal Networks has launched a survey for users of its LanTEK IV cable certifier with a view helping cable installers maximise productivity.

The Ofcom board has announced Jonathan Oxley will be interim chief executive.