Editor's picks

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.

As the pandemic underlines the value of the internet more than ever, its underlying technology is making one of its biggest transitions for years.

News

21 April 2021

Optical transceiver manufacturer, InnoLight Technology and test and measurement vendor, Spirent Communications have successfully validated 800G optical transceiver interoperability.

21 April 2021

UK cable operator, Virgin Media has successfully conducted trials of its DOCSIS 3.1 network in Southampton and Manchester.

(Left) Ben Wu, director – consumer & mass market, HGC; (right) Andrew Kwok, chief executive officer, HGC, pictured at the project's opening ceremony

20 April 2021

Hong Kong operator, HGC Global Communications (HGC) has committed to extending its optical fibre network to Lung Kwu Tan in Tuen Mun via service provider arm, HGC Broadband.

19 April 2021

Argentina's incumbent, Arsat is expanding its Federal Fibre Optic Network (Refefo) to reach underserved parts of the Tierra del Fuego province.

15 April 2021

UK access network infrastructure provider, Openreach has selected a key partner to provide optical cable solutions for its new full fibre broadband network.

14 April 2021

Bandwidth infrastructure firm, euNetworks has deployed a new business network in London, based on hollow core fibre technology.

Analysis & opinion

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

28 January 2021

Looking into the future of telecommunications, it could be argued that AI and telcos will effectively transform each other, explains Raf Meersman

Features

03 February 2021

Enabling on-board and co-packaged optics requires photonic integrated circuits and silicon photonics, but the exact format is yet to be established, finds Andy Extance

02 February 2021

The rise of the data centre has arguably driven much of the demand for greater bandwidth and higher data rates. What does it mean for the components market?

 

01 February 2021

How will the next generation of optical networks provide the capacity to support unwavering increases in traffic, and does one solution really ‘fit all’? Keely Portway finds out

 

29 January 2021

Could indium phosphide photonic integration be key to the ongoing development of high-performance coherent optics?

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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

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.

Ideal Networks, a manufacturer of data cable, network, and CCTV test equipment, will be known as Trend Networks from the end of March.

BT Group has announced that Jan du Plessis will retire as chairman of the company this year, once a successor has been appointed.