Editor's picks

UK mobile operators will be banned from buying Huawei equipment for use in 5G networks from the end of the year, the government has announced.

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

A look at how the kind of full-fibre infrastructure that will be essential to support 5G can be realised in line with roll-out targets

News

12 August 2020

Acacia Communications is sampling new 100G coherent pluggable solutions designed for optimisation in edge and access applications with unamplified links up to 120km.

12 August 2020

Rural service provider, TEC is to bring 10G services across the mid-south region of America.

11 August 2020

Advanced network communications provider, Windstream is to build a national converged optical network (NCON) in order to connect cities across its U.S. network to provide critical connectivity.

07 August 2020

II‐VI’s Waveshaper and WaveAnalyzer instruments were selected to field-test the live network trial of 800Gb/s transmission on a single channel for provider, Windstream.

05 August 2020

The Government of Canada investment is investing $8.5m in fibre to help residents of rural areas access high-speed internet.

30 July 2020

Equity firm, Warburg Pincus and investment management group, DTCP have agreed to acquire a majority stake in London’s Community Fibre.

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

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

05 May 2020

A look at how the kind of full-fibre infrastructure that will be essential to support 5G can be realised in line with roll-out targets

05 May 2020

A round-up of the impact of Covid-19 on the optical communications industry from a number of leading analyst firms

04 May 2020

Progress is being made on entanglement methods that can work in mainstream telecom wavelengths, in conventional networks, finds Andy Extance

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

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.

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.

Product News

Press releases

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.

The Ofcom board has announced Jonathan Oxley will be interim chief executive.