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The recent ANGA COM event saw three companies announce a new collaboration, designed to help operators speed up fibre installation.

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A new implementation agreement for low-power consumption will see small modules push technological barriers, finds Andy Extance

News

07 June 2019

The recent ANGA COM event saw three companies announce a new collaboration, designed to help operators speed up fibre installation.

05 June 2019

UK alternative provider, CityFibre is bringing its gigabit speed full fibre network to businesses in Cheltenham.

Figure: Sales-weighted Average Profitability across the Industry Supply Chain

03 June 2019

Industry analyst firm, LightCounting has released its latest State of the Optical Communications Industry Report.

30 May 2019

Telecom Italia (TIM), in partnership with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550Gb/s for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network.

30 May 2019

Ekinops has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the OTN-Switch platform developed by Brazil-based Padtec.

21 May 2019

Thai operator, Interlink Telecom has selected the Viavi T-Berd/MTS-4000 V2 optical test platform to support the building of its fibre optic network.

Analysis & opinion

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

03 May 2019

Scott Modha takes a look at how the right technique goes a long way, and network operators could benefit from simplified microduct network deployments

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

Secure Web Services (SWS) has become the first wireless services provider to achieve the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) Gold Standard Quality Mark

Mark Boxer, applications engineering manager of OFS, has received the Photon Award for excellence in the fibre industry

Senior fibre engineer, Tony Smith of SDH Project Services has been rewarded for his ‘outstanding services’ to broadband under a new initiative from Viavi Solutions.

LONDON, UK – The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has announced its Rural Gigabit Future Events Programme, an events roadshow aimed at developing projects and initiatives to bring ultrafast connectivity to the UK’s hardest to reach and most remote locations.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Outstanding contributions to the acceleration of FTTH in Europe were rewarded at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam, with Orange Spain and Dana Tobak, chief executive officer of Hyperoptic taking away prizes. In addition, Greg Mesch, chief executive officer at CityFibre picked up the inaugural Charles Kao Award.