Editor's picks

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Fibre Systems is looking for fibre engineers and installation professionals to share their experiences in the pages of the magazine.

A new implementation agreement for low-power consumption will see small modules push technological barriers, finds Andy Extance

5G is the talk of the telecoms industry, with 5G networks launching in the US and South Korea. But many don’t realise that 5G isn’t possible without fixed high-speed and high-density fibre connectivity, says Mikael Sandberg

News

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar

14 May 2019

The Irish government’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has approved the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan.

09 May 2019

Philip Jansen has announced plans for the company to increase its FTTP ambition to 15 million UK premises passed.

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08 May 2019

Fibre Systems is looking for fibre engineers and installation professionals to share their experiences in the pages of the magazine.

07 May 2019

Verizon has chosen Infinera as a supplier of automation technology to help enable the migration of its time-division multiplexing (TDM) network to a new Ethernet-based network.

07 May 2019

The UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock has committed to ensuring that all NHS organisations can be connected to full fibre broadband.

03 May 2019

Fastweb will now be able to use some FTTH connections built by Open Fiber.

Analysis & opinion

14 May 2019

5G is the talk of the telecoms industry, with 5G networks launching in the US and South Korea. But many don’t realise that 5G isn’t possible without fixed high-speed and high-density fibre connectivity, says Mikael Sandberg

09 May 2019

Craig Black explains why fibre could make or break 5G

03 May 2019

Scott Modha takes a look at how the right technique goes a long way, and network operators could benefit from simplified microduct network deployments

Features

15 May 2019

A new implementation agreement for low-power consumption will see small modules push technological barriers, finds Andy Extance

01 March 2019

The European Electronic Communications Code has been finalised and formally adopted. How will it aid European fibre deployment, and what factors could impact the end goal of copper switch-off? Keely Portway finds out

25 February 2019

Work has started to hone an idea from Google Fiber to increase the reach and number of customers served per fibre of FTTH services. Andy Extance explains 

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? 

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

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

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.

Product News

Press releases

Senior fibre engineer, Tony Smith of SDH Project Services has been rewarded for his ‘outstanding services’ to broadband under a new initiative from Viavi Solutions.

LONDON, UK – The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has announced its Rural Gigabit Future Events Programme, an events roadshow aimed at developing projects and initiatives to bring ultrafast connectivity to the UK’s hardest to reach and most remote locations.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Outstanding contributions to the acceleration of FTTH in Europe were rewarded at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam, with Orange Spain and Dana Tobak, chief executive officer of Hyperoptic taking away prizes. In addition, Greg Mesch, chief executive officer at CityFibre picked up the inaugural Charles Kao Award.

WETZIKON, SWITZERLAND - R&M, the global developer and provider of cabling systems for network infrastructures has made available the ‘Data Center Handbook 2019.’

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA - For 20 years, OIF has worked closely with network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors to collaborate, test and validate the interoperability of the electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry.