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Applied Optoelectronics (AOI) is demonstrating the feasibility of its silicon photonics platform for the requirements of on-board optics (OBO) by sampling 400G optical modules based on silicon-photonics technology.

Tony Geheran, chief customer officer at Telus, talks to Fibre Systems about its dynamic phase of fibre installation in Canada.

INCA members recently gathered to examine the opportunities and challenges presented to the alternative network (altnet) sector on the path to full fibre and 5G. Keely Portway reports on some of the main topics covered at the event

News

23 January 2019

Applied Optoelectronics (AOI) is demonstrating the feasibility of its silicon photonics platform for the requirements of on-board optics (OBO) by sampling 400G optical modules based on silicon-photonics technology.

23 January 2019

Telstra is giving its network services in Asia Pacific a boost, with a dramatic increase in fibre capacity to its subsea infrastructure, following an alliance with Infinera.

22 January 2019

Alternative network provider, CityFibre has started work on a £30 million full fibre network expansion in Huddersfield, UK.

21 January 2019

Padtec has agreed to sell its submarine optical systems division to IPG Photonics.

21 January 2019

Light Source Communications is partnering with John Laing Group to progress the evaluation of a new long-haul dark fibre route in North Carolina and Tennessee.

18 January 2019

Telstra has partnered with Ericsson and Ciena to offer a rapid restoration service on one of its busiest subsea cable routes in Asia.

Analysis & opinion

28 November 2018

INCA members recently gathered to examine the opportunities and challenges presented to the alternative network (altnet) sector on the path to full fibre and 5G. Keely Portway reports on some of the main topics covered at the event

21 September 2018

Roshene McCool and Matthew Guinan advise how operators can meet the connectivity distribution and densification challenge

20 September 2018

Mathieu Bergont and Francois Couny look at the challenges that come with PIC testing and measurement

Features

13 September 2018

With the advancement in high-speed optics and modulation techniques bringing fibre optic systems for terrestrial networks in line with submarine systems, it’s little surprise that the industry is approaching a new era of terrestrial and submarine cable integration. Keely Portway finds out

12 September 2018

Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang

06 September 2018

Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

29 August 2018

Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

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Resources

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.

MACOM
22 August 2018

In a previous viewpoint we assessed the evolution of 5G wireless standards and industry expectations for the incremental deployment of 5G infrastructure in the years ahead. Continued forward progress on these fronts brings us ever closer toward a future of breakthrough bandwidth capacity and data delivery speeds.

The Fibre Network Solutions team at Fujikura Europe
13 August 2018

A major contributing factor facing Infrastructure Providers (IP’s) and Communication Providers (CP’s) alike when deploying Next-generation access (NGA) networks - including fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures - is to optimise the use of available space within underground ducts and manholes.

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