Fires feature on the mainstream news with somewhat alarming regularity. From the tragedy that took place at the Grenfell tower block in the UK last year, to forest fires in warmer regions, a fire will often make headlines. Much of the aftermath of such a story generally includes speculation as to a fire’s cause, or what measures could have been implemented to either prevent the blaze entirely, or stop its spread.
As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance
Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand