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While chip shortages and supply chain issues have been big news over the past two years, one of the other major challenges affecting telecoms is the shortage of skilled staff throughout the supply chain.

Some of the most-viewed and industry-shaping stories of 2021

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There is currently a shortage of skilled fibre professionals. How can we, as an industry, work towards addressing this? Keely Portway asks the question

News

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28 January 2022

Irish fixed broadband provider eir has partnered with InfraVia, creating a new fibre company to accelerate FTTH deployment across the Republic of Ireland.

News

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25 January 2022

Vodafone Germany is expanding its fibre network in Mainz to bring increased capacity to more properties.

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21 January 2022

According to a recent forecast report by research firm, Dell’Oro Group, demand for optical transport equipment is predicted to increase to $18bn by 2026.

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19 January 2022

Peru’s national telecoms programme, Protanel has assumed the operation and maintenance of the national fibre optic backbone network with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

01 December 2021

Mark Lutkowitz makes a comparison between solutions from two startups, demonstrated at ECOC 2021

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18 November 2021

Jeff Heynen explains why fibre deployment will show no signs of slowing in 2022

26 October 2021

Paul Beacham on why, while some may believe that all connectivity and networks are made equal, the truth is not all of them are sufficiently supersonic

Features

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28 January 2022

Keely Portway takes a look at fibre deployments in the North America region and whether they are shaping up not just to meet targets, but to provide connectivity to all

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25 January 2022

Keely Portway on how the next-generation of optical networks will be able to provide the capacity required to support ever-increasing bandwidth demand

Cap: The pandemic has fuelled demand for the internet due to digital education, remote working, telehealth, and social connectivity (credit: Josep Suria/shutterstock.com)

02 December 2021

Regulations and standards are key to building the networks of tomorrow. Here, two industry experts offer their view on what to expect

Fibre Systems TV

Tech Focus

Fibre Systems takes a glance at the current market for 400G technology, and some of the latest developments available

A glance at the current market for test and measurement equipment, and some of the latest developments available

A glance at the current market for fifth-generation coherent optics, and some of the latest developments available

Products

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12 January 2022

Nokia has launched Gigabit Connect to make it easier for providers to deploy gigabit broadband services in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).

09 December 2021

AFL has expanded its Premise MicroCore cable family.

03 December 2021

A new three-in-one splitter solution by Huber+Suhner has been designed to improve GPON distribution network performance by increasing fibre optic density and to save 30 per cent of rack space.

30 November 2021

Fluke launched a handheld tool that detects invisible near-infrared (850-1625nm) wavelengths used in fibre-optic communication to troubleshoot cable, port, polarity and transceiver issues.

26 November 2021

Prysmian Group has launched the Flexibox range of enclosures for internal and external Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Fibre-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) applications.

Resources

While chip shortages and supply chain issues have been big news over the past two years, one of the other major challenges affecting telecoms is the shortage of skilled staff throughout the supply chain.

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Press releases

12 January 2022

Nokia has launched Gigabit Connect to make it easier for providers to deploy gigabit broadband services in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).

09 December 2021

AFL has expanded its Premise MicroCore cable family.

03 December 2021

A new three-in-one splitter solution by Huber+Suhner has been designed to improve GPON distribution network performance by increasing fibre optic density and to save 30 per cent of rack space.