Editor's picks

Keely Portway on how the optical communications industry has come together to counteract fake 5G news

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is allowing Verizon to allow special temporary authority to use additional spectrum.

News

09 April 2020

A recent INCA survey has revealed that the UK’s independent network providers (altnets) increased their full-fibre coverage by 50 per cent in 2019.

07 April 2020

Five free online courses for fibre professionals to access during the covid-19 lockdown.

02 April 2020

Erzsébet Fitori, director general at the FTTH Council Europe is to leave her role to explore the next chapter in her career.

31 March 2020

UK cable operator Virgin Media has published the steps it is taking to help keep employees and customers safe during the current pandemic, whilst also safeguarding its network.

31 March 2020

Not-for-profit research and development lab, CableLabs has released the DOCSIS 4.0 specification, including full duplex and extended spectrum capabilities.

30 March 2020

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, has launched its roadmap for 2020.

Analysis & opinion

06 April 2020

Keely Portway on how the optical communications industry has come together to counteract fake 5G news

19 March 2020

Niall Looney summarises his business experience to date in dealing with the current Covid-19 pandemic, from a network design consultancy’s point-of-view

07 February 2020

Eugene Park discusses the opto-electronic integration approach to ensuring networks continue to meet bandwidth demands

Features

04 February 2020

Graphene could transform networks if its remarkable properties can sustain a viable supply chain, finds Andy Extance

30 January 2020

Keely Portway takes a look at the future for multimode fibre and the opportunities it presents to the data centre market

02 December 2019

Keely Portway finds out how optical networking interoperability is achieved through industry collaboration

25 November 2019

Keely Portway takes a look at what needs to be done over the next 12 months to move toward the goal of copper switch-off

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

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.

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

Product News

Press releases

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.

A pair of technicians from Openreach, the access network division of BT Group have been presented with the UK Fibre Ninja award by Viavi Solutions.

MicroCare has announced the promotion and expansion of its MicroCare Asia team.

Lindsay Broadband has announced the addition of David Burns as the director of sales, Western U.S.