Editor's picks

Multimode fibre has long been the mainstay of data centre networks due to its ability to provide an economical system for high-speed connections between servers, switches and storage.
 

Fibre Systems is celebrating the launch of the Fibre Yearbook with a fun social media photo competition, where readers can potentially win a prize!

The UK’s nationwide rail network should be a strategic component of digital Britain, says Mark Weller

News

19 February 2020

Nokia is acquiring silicon photonics specialist, Elenion Technologies.

Bethells Beach, New Zealand

19 February 2020

New Zealand’s National Government has pledged $270m further investment to fast-track the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband.

18 February 2020

UK mobile operator, Three will make 5G mobile available in 65 new locations across the UK from the end of the month.

13 February 2020

The GSMA, organisers of MWC Barcelona, have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 event due to the ongoing global fears over coronavirus.

11 February 2020

Global investment company, KKR has signed an agreement with EQT Infrastructure and OMERS for the latter to jointly acquire German network operator, Deutsche Glasfaser.

10 February 2020

Fibre Systems is looking for manufacturers/vendors, planners, installers, integrators, operators and academics to help shape the topics we cover.

Analysis & opinion

07 February 2020

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

30 January 2020

A look at building future-ready terrestrial networks with hybrid optical fibre cables, with Sergei Makovejs and Matthew Guinan

23 January 2020

Jay Tourigny discusses the challenges of cleaning high-density fibre connections in giant data centres and how they can be overcome

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

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.

Zzoomm has selected Henley-on-Thames to be the first town for its new full-fibre network and expects to start building later in the summer.