Editor's picks

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. This year OFC will take place from 3 to 7 March in San Diego, California.

John D'Ambrosia explains how various Ethernet standards developed in IEEE 802.3 over the past decade are enabling a myriad of products to find their way into deployment throughout the Ethernet eco-system

To exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence, optical transmission systems require greater automation, finds Andy Extance

News

18 February 2019

eir has launched a fixed network investment programme, which will pass an additional 1.4 million premises with an FTTH network capable of speeds up to 10Gb/s.

14 February 2019

M-net and Nokia, have completed their first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths using Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE 3) super coherent technology.

14 February 2019

Google has pulled its Google Fiber gigabit internet service from Louisville, Kentucky in the US.

07 February 2019

Meath in Ireland is set to benefit from an investment of €20 million for the roll out of fibre broadband.

01 February 2019

According to optical analyst firm LightCounting’s updated Market for Optics in China report, China has had a greater impact on the global optical communications industry than any other country over the last decade.

28 January 2019

Openreach is to recruit 3,000 new trainees over the next 12 months to support its ‘full fibre’ broadband build plans.

Analysis & opinion

14 February 2019

Geoff Bennett outlines three myths surrounding optical capacity, and how they can be dispelled

01 February 2019

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

31 January 2019

John D'Ambrosia explains how various Ethernet standards developed in IEEE 802.3 over the past decade are enabling a myriad of products to find their way into deployment throughout the Ethernet eco-system

Features

18 February 2019

With the countdown underway for OFC 2019, here are some of the highlights to look out for

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? 

30 January 2019

To exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence, optical transmission systems require greater automation, finds Andy Extance

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

Fibre Systems TV

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.

Product News

Press releases

ABINGDON, UK – Rural full fibre broadband provider Gigaclear has appointed Gareth Williams as its new chief executive.

As governments are upgrading their connectivity targets to full fibre and 5G is now a good time to invest in operators and networks? What are the key success factors steering funding towards fibre? Want to know more about new investment models and their impact on the fibre business?

QUEBEC CITY – EXFO has been presented with the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Customer Value Leadership Award for Global Data Analytics Solutions for Communications Service Providers— marking the company's fifth award in seven months.

London, UK – The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has named TrueSpeed, WightFibre and Hyperoptic as the first companies to gain Gold Standard Quality Mark accreditation in recognition of superior network quality.

HAWICK, SCOTLAND – Emtelle has created a dedicated solutions team in response to rising global demand for customer-based solutions and increased product commoditisation.