A major contributing factor facing Infrastructure Providers (IP’s) and Communication Providers (CP’s) alike when deploying Next-generation access (NGA) networks - including fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures - is to optimise the use of available space within underground ducts and manholes.
The Fibre Network Solutions team at Fujikura Europe
The global demand for fibre optic cable has never been higher. Network operators throughout the world are adding more optical fibre to their networks than ever before. Fibre, which once was confined to high-capacity core network connections, is now used throughout operator networks and has become a key component in the delivery of access networks.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang