Editor's picks

The latest European market forecast for the period 2020-2026 was revealed at the virtual FTTH Conference, alongside a flash update of the 2020 FTTH Market Panorama.

CityFibre’s recruitment programme will include the identification and training of thousands of unemployed UK residents

There's a shortage of skilled fibre professionals in Europe. How can we, as an industry, work towards addressing this? Keely Portway finds out  

News

15 January 2021

Cisco and Acacia Communications have now reached an agreement regarding their proposed merger, with an amendment to the original agreement

07 January 2021

Exfo has been chosen by Openreach to collaborate on its major initiative to accelerate full-fibre deployment, and enhance the quality of build and experience across the UK.

06 January 2021

Potosí, Bolivia, the highest city in the world, is set to benefit from the deployment of a GPON broadband network.

06 January 2021

European bandwidth infrastructure firm, euNetworks has acquired 100 per cent shares of duct and sub-duct based fibre network, The Loop Manchester from Gamma Telecom.

06 January 2021

A new Bloomberg Intelligence report predicts a consolidation comeback in the European telecom market this year.

05 January 2021

Openreach, the access network division of BT Group, is creating 5,300 UK-based engineering jobs, to be filled this year.

Analysis & opinion

26 November 2020

Leading industry lights talk to Keely Portway about the challenges and opportunities faced by the optical communications supply chain in the last 12 months, and predict what could lie ahead

25 November 2020

Mark Lutkowitz on future 400ZR pricing, its impact on certain key vendors and the outlook for 400ZR+ and 800ZR

25 November 2020

The all-important multi-vendor interoperability can only be achieved via industry collaboration, finds Keely Portway
 

Features

26 November 2020

Recovery plans for a post-pandemic world have one key ingredient in common across the globe – sustainability. Keely Portway outlines how the telecoms sector is playing its not insignificant part

25 November 2020

Keely Portway on how the pandemic has affected FTTH deployment in Europe and America, and what needs to be done in the next 12 months to meet various governments’ ambitious targets

23 November 2020

Keely Portway examines the latest 400ZR implementation agreement and asks, what does it mean for test and measurement?

CityFibre’s recruitment programme will include the identification and training of thousands of unemployed UK residents

13 November 2020

There's a shortage of skilled fibre professionals in Europe. How can we, as an industry, work towards addressing this? Keely Portway finds out 

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

Acacia Communications
1 December 2020

This paper describes how silicon photonic (SiPh) opto-electronic integration and packaging, with its improved RF performance, is designed to enable next-generation coherent transmission beyond 100Gbaud and provide network operators with the ability to avoid “half-step” capacity upgrades and allow them t

Viavi Solutions
21 October 2020

Today's network bandwidth demand is being enabled by advanced DSP engines.

OFS
19 October 2020

Enterprise network customers and vendors - in fact, the entire data communications industry - benefit from interoperable, multivendor industry standards developed by the interaction and coordination between Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) component/fiber standards, American Nation

CommScope
19 October 2020

The purpose of this document is to guide UK network planners and engineers through the design, selection, and identification of the necessary components for fibre optic networks that best suit their specific application needs.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
6 October 2020

This white paper explains how an ultra-high baud rate, innovative features, and a high modem signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enable Infinera’s 800G generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6) optical engine to maximize wavelength capacity-reach – the maximum wavelength data rate that can be achieved for a given reach requirement.

CommScope
21 September 2020

Despite ongoing investment, Britain still lags behind much of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries when it comes to fibre infrastructure.

Product News

Press releases

R&M has opened a new production plant in China.

Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer at CommScope has stepped down after 15 years of service.

Corning Incorporated has joined the optical communications industry in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of low-loss optical fibre.

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance published its second 5G White Paper and has launched further projects based on its conclusions.

DZS has announced the consolidation of its acquired brands under DZS and its new senior leadership team and organizational structure designed to accelerate globalization of its groundbreaking innovations.