Editor's picks

Alex Blowers, chair of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) speaks to Fibre Systems about the work being undertaken by altnets, the challenges they face and how the association is playing its part to help

The H2020 research project PASSION adopts a disruptive approach to develop innovative photonic devices as well an optical fibre network infrastructure for the future metropolitan area network...

UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom has confirmed how it plans to regulate the wholesale telecoms markets for the next five years and beyond.

News

22 June 2021

UK operator Openreach is investing in CommScope to provide new technology that will help to boost its full-fibre rollout.

22 June 2021

United Group expects to invest more than €500m over the next five years to extend its optical fibre networks into new areas and upgrade existing ones.

14 June 2021

A team of researchers at The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Europe have demonstrated quantum communications over 600km of optical fibres.

10 June 2021

Global operator Altice has acquired a 12 per cent stake in UK incumbent BT Group, which will be held by the newly established Altice UK arm of the business.

08 June 2021

Tokyo-based fibre connectivity product vendor, Sanwa has acquired network solutions provider, Fiberon Technologies.

08 June 2021

The IEEE Photonics Society and the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) have entered into an agreement to promote joint activities, cross-disciplinary technical dissemination and cooperative programs between membership bodies.

Analysis & opinion

08 June 2021

What are the implications for UK providers and industry from the all-IP migration changes, One Touch Switching and Ofcom Telecoms Market Review? Mike Locke explains

19 April 2021

Emma Atkins asks how we, as an industry help to close the gap in the education, attraction and retention of women in fibre

12 April 2021

Neil Bessant ponders whether advances in technology could change the skills requirements for network engineers

Features

06 May 2021

Are fibre deployments on course to meet targets? Keely Portway finds out

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05 May 2021

Cable television network operators are readying themselves for customers to pull fibre deeper into their networks, finds Andy Extance

 

30 April 2021

With advances in silicon technology gathering pace, Keely Portway discovers three main ways they are being leveraged to enable the evolution of coherent optical engines

30 April 2021

In the third of our FTTH ‘chain’ series, Keely Portway considers challenges during access and maintenance works, and the solutions

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

Infinera
14 April 2021

Silicon technology enhancements are enabling the evolution of coherent optical engines along three vectors.

Sterlite Technologies Limited
8 March 2021

Accidental cable bends or operational abuse potentially degrades network quality of service. Future generation access technologies demand more reliable and resilient high capacity optical fibre networks.

OFS
18 January 2021

Modern fibers should be designed to optimize the performance of the newest and most advanced transmission systems. Such systems are power hungry, but it has now proven possible for the most sophisticated optical fibers to support actual power savings of the transmission equipment.

CommScope
18 January 2021

CommScope FTTH network planning tools are specifically designed to guide UK AltNets through the design, selection, and identification of the necessary components for your new, future-proof fibre networks. The FTTH network design overview explains the pros and cons of available technologies and solutions.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
18 January 2021

A wide range of cloud and video applications, together with the increased access speeds enabled by 5G, DAA, and next-generation PON, are driving the need for ever more optical bandwidth.

Product News

Press releases

Nokia has announced that it is strengthening its flexible working practices following the pandemic.

UK ISP Zen Internet has pledged to become Net Zero by 2028.

London ISP Community Fibre has announced the appointment of Lord Barwell to the board as a special advisor.

Nokia has announced that it will reduce emissions by 50 per cent across both its own operations and products in use by 2030.

Indigo Telecom Group, a global provider of telecom and data centre network support services, has announced the appointment of Ian Duggan as CEO effective immediately.