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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

17 July 2019

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

17 July 2019

Industry market research firm, Cignal AI has released its 1Q19 Optical Applications Report.

(left to right): Professor Ian Leslie (Chair of the LBF Board), Jon Holgate (Operations Director), Noelle Godfrey (Commercial Director), Ritchie Carter (Operations Manager), Mark Andrews (Commercial Manager).

15 July 2019

A joint venture has been launched between the University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council to open up new opportunities for full-fibre networks.

15 July 2019

Fibre Systems is looking for manufacturers/vendors, planners, installers, integrators, operators and academics to help shape the topics we cover.

09 July 2019

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Acacia Communications.

08 July 2019

A project designed to scale-up novel compound semiconductor device fabrication processes has received European funding.

Analysis & opinion

09 July 2019

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

14 May 2019

5G is the talk of the telecoms industry, with 5G networks launching in the US and South Korea. But many don’t realise that 5G isn’t possible without fixed high-speed and high-density fibre connectivity, says Mikael Sandberg

09 May 2019

Craig Black explains why fibre could make or break 5G

Features

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 

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? 

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Resources

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.

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.

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