UK chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, confirmed in the 2018 budget report that £200 million will be allocated to fund full fibre broadband connections in harder-to-reach and rural areas across the UK. This will allow for testing of new approaches to fibre rollout in rural areas, with the Borderlands, Cornwall, and Welsh valleys said to be amongst the first areas to benefit.
VIAVI revealed during ECOC 2018 in Rome, the results of its global study looking at the rise of parallel optics and multi-fibre connectivity in service provider networks, enterprises and data centres.
Local authorities are able to bid for a share of a further £95million that has been released by the UK government towards full fibre rollout.
VIAVI Solutions has released the latest data from its Gigabit Monitor, which points to 301million people across 49 countries now enjoying gigabit data. This represents an increase in gigabit internet deployments of 38 per cent since May 2017. It means that 4.2 per cent of the global population now has gigabit internet available to them.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – VIAVI Solutions has revealed the first winner of its ‘Win an OTDR’ competition for UK telecoms contractors.
VIAVI Solutions has launched the T-BERD/MTS 5882 portable network tester, which covers a broad range of tests in an automated workflow. This lightweight, versatile tool can significantly reduce time in the field for technicians of all skill levels across hybrid workforces.
The global optical communications industry is currently experiencing a surge in demand for fibre to the premises (FTTP) in order to achieve the faster broadband speeds required for the evolving needs of the consumer, who is no longer content to wait before watching the latest episode of their favourite box set.
Belgian telecommunications operator, Proximus has chosen the Viavi ONMSi optical network monitoring system to test and monitor its growing fibre to the home (FTTH) network at the build-out stage, in order to help maintain reliability.
VIAVI Solutions has partnered with Microsemi to enable flexible optical networking technologies to meet the demands of 5G networks, providing service providers globally with solution platforms to build, test and quickly deploy 5G-ready optical networks including OTUCn, Flexible OTN (FlexO) and Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) technologies.
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