Editor's picks

The High Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority over its decision on the use of the term ‘fibre’ in advertising.

Keely Portway reports from the OFC 2019 Conference and Exhibition in San Diego

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

News

17 April 2019

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has issued a Tender Notice for partner companies to help ‘procure the design, implementation, maintenance and support,’ of a new full-fibre network in the area.

17 April 2019

Cignal AI’s Optical Customer Markets Report, covering quarter 4 of 2018, found that operator spending on optical hardware grew almost 50 percent year-over-year.

15 April 2019

The High Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority over its decision on the use of the term ‘fibre’ in advertising.

10 April 2019

Gigaclear has installed its first pure fibre broadband cabinet in Birchanger, Uttlesford, under Essex County Council’s broadband improvement programme, Superfast Essex.

09 April 2019

FiberStar Indonesia and Huawei have agreed to expand their partnership while building a high-speed 1Tb/s backbone DWDM network that connects Jakarta to Surabaya.

09 April 2019

VMB wholesale customers can benefit from the flexibility for direct access to optical filter ports to scale their own DWDM access infrastructure.

Analysis & opinion

11 April 2019

Jeremy Wastie takes a look at the challenges associated with procurement, and explains why connectivity in the UK does not have to be a postcode lottery

08 April 2019

Cabling infrastructure will be vital in the deployment of 5G networks, meaning that the wireless will still depend on wires, says Jean-Jacques Sage

26 March 2019

A study released at the recent FTTH Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam proposed that anticipating FTT-5G convergence at the planning stage of a network could offer significant cost savings

Features

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? 

30 January 2019

To exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence, optical transmission systems require greater automation, finds Andy Extance

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.