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The latest Fibre Systems media information, which includes the 2021 editorial calendar and details of our extensive suite of exciting marketing options, is available now.

A team of researchers from University College London (UCL) have achieved a record data transmission speed of 178Tb/s.

There is a massive commercial opportunity that fibre network providers are leaving in the ground, says Stuart Large

News

22 September 2020

The latest Fibre Systems media information, which includes the 2021 editorial calendar and details of our extensive suite of exciting marketing options, is available now.

21 September 2020

UK-based planner and systems integrator, Telent has won a contract to support a £12bn project designed to bring full-fibre to millions of UK homes and businesses.

21 September 2020

German service provider, Telefónica Deutschland is preparing its network to adapt to escalating data traffic and bandwidth demands.

21 September 2020

Altitude Infrastructure has raised €500m in equity and junior debt and plans to invest €2.5bn over the next three years to accelerate the development of fibre in France.

17 September 2020

The New York and New Jersey metro region of America is to benefit from enhanced backbone connectivity thanks to a strategic partnership between Telia Carrier and ZenFi Networks.

17 September 2020

Internet exchange point (IXP), PIT Chile has deployed PacketLight’s PL-2000T transponder to connect two of its data centres in Santiago, Chile.

Analysis & opinion

30 July 2020

PIA has proven its value in a project to build a carrier-independent dark fibre route between Bristol and South Wales in the UK. Mark Weller explains

22 July 2020

Koji Okamoto underlines the importance of rebooting test processes for the ‘new normal’

06 July 2020

Geoff Bennett evaluates how 50 years of innovation in optical communications has more recently helped to bring light from the shadow of Covid-19

Features

21 August 2020

Keely Portway takes a look at what fibre engineers consider to be the most essential characteristics for test and measurement equipment, and how vendors are designing-out complexity to meet this demand

19 August 2020

Pluggable modules, expanded wavelength ranges and new system architectures seek to meet bandwidth needs, finds Andy Extance

17 August 2020

Keely Portway looks at how probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS), could address the limitations associated with conventional coherent modulation, and why it is fast becoming an industry disruptor

12 May 2020

Keely Portway evaluates some of the latest trends when it comes to multimode fibre, and looks at why it is currently something of an industry bright spot

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Resources

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.

Infinera
30 June 2020

Probabilistic constellation shaping addresses many of the limitations of conventional QAM-based coherent modulation. This white paper explains its benefits, how it works, and the enhancements that can maximize its value.

 

HellermannTyton
30 June 2020

Fibre based building connectivity is not new, building entry points are not new so what is new that warrants another application note on the subject.

OFS
28 April 2020

While enterprise and data center networks have undergone a remarkable evolution over the past decade, multimode fiber (MMF) remains the most cost-effective short-reach solution on the market. Presenting the latest market trends for multimode fiber.

OFS
16 January 2020

Presenting the latest standards, technology, market and industry trends for graded-index, laser optimised multi-mode fibres (MMF) coupled to low-cost Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) links, which have historically provided the most cost-effective and widely deployed short reach fibre solutions for local area networks (L

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.

Product News

Press releases

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.

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has named Anita Döhler as new CEO and board director.

County Broadband, an Essex-based provider rolling full-fibre networks across rural East Anglia, is celebrating its first-ever national recognition after being shortlisted in the Best Rural ISP (Internet Service Provider) category at the ISPA Awards 2020, run by the Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK).

Openreach has appointed Andrew Barron as a non-executive member of its board, effective from 1 June.

Ideal Networks has launched a survey for users of its LanTEK IV cable certifier with a view helping cable installers maximise productivity.