Editor's picks

As the pandemic underlines the value of the internet more than ever, its underlying technology is making one of its biggest transitions for years.

Three broadband cabinets and a mobile phone mast in the Chelmsford area of Essex, UK have been attacked by arsonists.

How do we, as an industry, build better broadband for a post-pandemic world? The answer could be fixed, suggests Stefaan Vanhastel

News

25 February 2021

The UK’s Liverpool City region is to benefit from a full-fibre, gigabit-capable network following the announcement by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram of a £30m partnership.

24 February 2021

Windstream Wholesale has completed a live network trial in which it successfully deployed 400Gb/s single-wavelength transmission over 1,027km across its long-haul network between Phoenix and Los Angeles.

23 February 2021

Investment firm KKR has entered into a $1bn agreement with Telefónica to create an open access wholesale company in Chile.

22 February 2021

Broadband Forum’s latest technical report has highlighted how fibre-based access could be provided using existing copper infrastructure instead of installing fibre to end-users’ premises.

18 February 2021

Ocean Networks (ONI) is to launch a submarine cable system linking Florida to Panama.

16 February 2021

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK and Université Laval in Canada, have successfully measured back-reflection in next generation hollow-core fibres.

Analysis & opinion

28 January 2021

Looking into the future of telecommunications, it could be argued that AI and telcos will effectively transform each other, explains Raf Meersman

25 January 2021

Kevin Lenglé asks, is legacy multimode fibre ready for future bandwidth needs?

22 January 2021

How do we, as an industry, build better broadband for a post-pandemic world? The answer could be fixed, suggests Stefaan Vanhastel

Features

03 February 2021

Enabling on-board and co-packaged optics requires photonic integrated circuits and silicon photonics, but the exact format is yet to be established, finds Andy Extance

02 February 2021

The rise of the data centre has arguably driven much of the demand for greater bandwidth and higher data rates. What does it mean for the components market?

 

01 February 2021

How will the next generation of optical networks provide the capacity to support unwavering increases in traffic, and does one solution really ‘fit all’? Keely Portway finds out

 

29 January 2021

Could indium phosphide photonic integration be key to the ongoing development of high-performance coherent optics?

Fibre Systems TV

Resources

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.

CommScope
18 January 2021

CommScope FTTH network planning tools are specifically designed to guide UK AltNets through the design, selection, and identification of the necessary components for your new, future-proof fibre networks. The FTTH network design overview explains the pros and cons of available technologies and solutions.

Infinera, Infinera Corp.
18 January 2021

A wide range of cloud and video applications, together with the increased access speeds enabled by 5G, DAA, and next-generation PON, are driving the need for ever more optical bandwidth.

Acacia Communications
1 December 2020

This paper describes how silicon photonic (SiPh) opto-electronic integration and packaging, with its improved RF performance, is designed to enable next-generation coherent transmission beyond 100Gbaud and provide network operators with the ability to avoid “half-step” capacity upgrades and allow them t

Viavi Solutions
21 October 2020

Today's network bandwidth demand is being enabled by advanced DSP engines.

OFS
19 October 2020

Enterprise network customers and vendors - in fact, the entire data communications industry - benefit from interoperable, multivendor industry standards developed by the interaction and coordination between Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) component/fiber standards, American Nation

Product News

Press releases

Viavi Solutions has announced that its optical security and performance products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona.

Spectrum, the Cardiff based broadband service provider, is continuing to expand its executive team with the appointments of Justin Leese as chief technical operations officer and Steve Cooper as chief delivery officer.

R&M has opened a new production plant in China.

Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer at CommScope has stepped down after 15 years of service.

Corning Incorporated has joined the optical communications industry in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of low-loss optical fibre.