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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

03 June 2020

Fibre optic data, internet, data centre, cloud computing and unified communications service provider, FirstLight has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of DFT Communications.

Fredrik Nyman, product manager at Waystream

02 June 2020

The municipality of Torsås in the Småland province of Sweden is set to receive its long overdue fibre broadband, thanks to Tornet AB and Waystream’s ASR8000 access switch model.

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

01 June 2020

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.

29 May 2020

Openreach has chosen to deploy fibre solutions from Nokia in its quest to bring fast and reliable broadband access to 20 million homes across the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s.

28 May 2020

Indianapolis-based fibre broadband provider, Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN) is making plans for market expansion, targeting around 80,000 identified and serviceable locations.

27 May 2020

Broadband Forum has made significant progress on bringing an improved broadband user experience closer, with two new specifications nearing completion.

Analysis & opinion

02 June 2020

Mattias Fridström looks at the role of software and collaboration in maximising optical networks in the future

24 April 2020

Five industry experts from the Broadband Forum talk top broadband trends

06 April 2020

Keely Portway on how the optical communications industry has come together to counteract fake 5G news

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

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.

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.
 

Product News

Press releases

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.

A pair of technicians from Openreach, the access network division of BT Group have been presented with the UK Fibre Ninja award by Viavi Solutions.

MicroCare has announced the promotion and expansion of its MicroCare Asia team.