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Certified Optical Network Engineer (CONE)

19 May 2014 to 23 May 2014

This advanced course is designed to enable you to assess clearly the latest developments in optical networking technology, that enable data rates of 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and beyond in core networks, so that you can evaluate how and when they might be used within the networks that you design, plan and operate. You will learn about the role of coherent detection, polarisation multiplexing, DP-QPSK, along with Flexgrid, Next Generation CDC ROADMs, SDN, NFV etc.

Optical Technology Training
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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

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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

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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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