Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) Dec 17

04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

CONA is an extensive five-day course in which attendees learn the fundamentals of optical networking, including the transmission of light through optical fiber and widely deployed commercial systems. Trainees will learn how to design and plan efficient and cost effective high-speed optical point-to-point links and networks that meet today’s and future requirements.


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

Analysis and opinion