United Technologists Europe Limited (UTEL)

PRODUCT

UTEL shrinks copper testing equipment to fit older cabinets

Engineering firm UTEL has redesigned its last-mile copper testing technology to enable operators to retrospectively fit it to existing fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) installations.

UTEL’s Test Access Switch Matrix (TASM) equipment allows operators to recognise and repair line faults more quickly, by providing detailed information on what and where the problem is, enabling engineers to be dispatched straight to the affected part of the network.

Feature

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

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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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