Editor's picks

Keely Portway takes a look at the next generation of bend-improved fibres, and how they can be best used to future-proof networks

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Acacia Communications.

Creating an invisible network is the next step in connectivity, so it is important to put quality, rather than speed at the heart of broadband experience, says Robin Mersh

News

13 August 2019

Macquarie Capital is investing £10 million in rural broadband company, Voneus, with the potential to invest up to £30 million in the future.

13 August 2019

CenturyLink is to invest several hundreds of millions of dollars in its edge networks to help build and support edge compute services.

09 August 2019

SSE Enterprise Telecoms and Synaptec have entered into a technical partnership.

07 August 2019

Market research firm, Dell’Oro Group has released the latest iteration of its Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Five Year Forecast Report.

02 August 2019

Openreach, the access network division of BT Group is to extend its ‘Fibre First’ programme to a further 36 locations across the UK in the next 12 months.

17 July 2019

FTTH supplier to London, Community Fibre has secured an additional £50 million in funding from RPMI and Amber Infrastructure.

Analysis & opinion

14 August 2019

Ray O’Connor argues that wireless and fibre should be considered complementary, rather than in competition

13 August 2019

Mattias Fridström and Parthiban Kandappan put software-driven, real-time optical layer performance awareness to the test

19 July 2019

The right combination of training and tools will help to future-proof fibre reliability, says Jay Tourigny

Features

14 August 2019

Keely Portway takes a look at the next generation of bend-improved fibres, and how they can be best used to future-proof networks

15 May 2019

A new implementation agreement for low-power consumption will see small modules push technological barriers, finds Andy Extance

01 March 2019

The European Electronic Communications Code has been finalised and formally 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 

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

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.
 

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.

Product News

Press releases

Lindsay Broadband has announced the addition of David Burns as the director of sales, Western U.S.

Zzoomm has selected Henley-on-Thames to be the first town for its new full-fibre network and expects to start building later in the summer.

Craig Cherubini of Locktel has won the ‘Fibre Ninja of the Month’ award for June 2019 from Viavi Solutions for his 'outstanding services' to fibre optic broadband installation.

Developer-owner-operator of subsea fibre optic cable systems, Seaborn Networks, has announced the addition of Andrew Crouch and Donald Shassian to the board of directors of Seabras Group, LLC.

Secure Web Services (SWS) has become the first wireless services provider to achieve the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) Gold Standard Quality Mark