Editor's picks

A new report from the Commons environment, food and rural affairs select committee warns that the ongoing digital divide between urban and rural areas continues to marginalise communities.

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

There are many challenges to overcome to provide quick and efficient characterisation of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance

News

15 October 2019

Network infrastructure solutions provider, HellermannTyton is to acquire German manufacturer of micro duct systems, gabo Systemtechnik (gabocom).

15 October 2019

The Queen opened UK parliament this week with a speech that outlined the policy plans the government intends to put in place.

14 October 2019

Fibre structure investor, EQT Infrastructure is to acquire inexio.

11 October 2019

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

07 October 2019

Nokia, in partnership with UAE provider Etisalat, has successfully completed a field trial of single-carrier terabit-per-second data transmission on a deployed fibre network.

07 October 2019

Openreach has awarded a contract to Fujikura for the supply of its new Air Blown Wrapping Tube Cable (AB-WTC), a ribbon fibre cable.

Analysis & opinion

11 October 2019

Steve Roberts takes a look at the continued importance of fibre-based networks to enterprise in a 5G world

21 August 2019

Fibre Systems speaks to a lead design engineer and a fibre planner to find out about the day-to-day challenges they face on the front line

14 August 2019

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

Features

21 August 2019

Keely Portway looks at the latest developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends shaping the market

20 August 2019

There are many challenges to overcome to provide quick and efficient characterisation of photonic integrated circuits, finds Andy Extance

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

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

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

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.