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Adtran and Adva have entered into a business combination agreement to merge the two companies.

FormFactor's fast photonic wafer probers enable rapid tests through faster photonic alignment than previously possible. (Credit: FormFactor Inc)

To some, optical communication product buyers’ expectation that prices continually fall may seem a strange and unnecessary pressure on vendors. However, it’s a daily fact of life for the industry.

Fibre networks have allowed 5G trials to take place across areas of South Africa such as Port Elizabeth (MD_Photography/Shutterstock.com)

Kithinji Muriungi of KamsHub presented at this year’s OFC, focusing on how fibre technology in Africa might look in 2030

News

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24 September 2021

Liberty Global’s investment arm, Liberty Global Ventures is partnering with private equity firm, InfraVia Capital Partners.

15 September 2021

The FTTH Council Europe has released two new reports at the virtual FTTH Conference Europe event.

13 September 2021

UK incumbent operator BT has conducted a trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) over hollow core fibre cable, from Southampton University spin out, Lumenisity.

10 September 2021

Crosslake Fibre is using coherent optical technology and advanced analytics apps to build a new seamless submarine cable and terrestrial GeoMesh Extreme network between the data hubs of Slough, UK, and Paris, France.

10 September 2021

Specialist industry market research firm Cignal AI has released its Transport Hardware Report Worldwide for the second quarter of 2021.

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09 September 2021

Nokia and Vodafone Turkey have successfully completed a regional demonstration of a 1Tb/s per channel coherent transmission over the latter’s live optical network.

Analysis & opinion

Fibre networks have allowed 5G trials to take place across areas of South Africa such as Port Elizabeth (MD_Photography/Shutterstock.com)

20 August 2021

Kithinji Muriungi of KamsHub presented at this year’s OFC, focusing on how fibre technology in Africa might look in 2030

18 August 2021

Jay Tourigny takes a look at cleaning techniques and which are suited for different applications

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01 July 2021

Panelists from Polimi, CTTC, TUE and The University Carlos III of Madrid give their views on the future multi Tb/S metro network

Features

FormFactor's fast photonic wafer probers enable rapid tests through faster photonic alignment than previously possible. (Credit: FormFactor Inc)

24 August 2021

Integration, automation, collaboration, customisation and designing for testing and manufacturability will help component, module and system makers expand with lower costs, finds Andy Extance

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24 August 2021

Keely Portway takes a look at the most recent developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends currently shaping the market

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23 August 2021

With communication infrastructures getting smarter, Keely Portway asks, what are the advantages and the challenges of automation?

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23 August 2021

When it comes to baud rates, is higher always better?

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

OFS
18 August 2021

Driven by unprecedented demand for Gigabit and fast-emerging 10 Gigabit Broadband, Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployment is expected to reach record numbers in the coming years.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
10 August 2021

Since its emergence in the late 2000s, coherent technology has undergone several transitions.

Infinera
14 April 2021

Silicon technology enhancements are enabling the evolution of coherent optical engines along three vectors.

Sterlite Technologies Limited
8 March 2021

Accidental cable bends or operational abuse potentially degrades network quality of service. Future generation access technologies demand more reliable and resilient high capacity optical fibre networks.

OFS
18 January 2021

Modern fibers should be designed to optimize the performance of the newest and most advanced transmission systems. Such systems are power hungry, but it has now proven possible for the most sophisticated optical fibers to support actual power savings of the transmission equipment.

Product News

Press releases

STL has appointed Paul Atkinson as the CEO for its optical networking business.

UK operator Virgin Media O2 has added 1.5 million homes to its gigabit network.

UK altnet CityFibre has given John Penrose, the MP for Weston-super-Mare, a closer look at its £22m project which will connect homes and businesses in the town to a new full fibre network.

The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has achieved significant growth, gaining 32 members so far this year.

Prysmian Group has announced its new social ambition targets to sit alongside its existing climate ambition targets.