Connected Britain 2016

15 June 2016

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Connected Britain 2015 gathered more than 200 stakeholders from fixed and mobile operators, alternative network providers, local and national government and more. It laid the groundwork for creating the most important event in the UK on the economics of high-speed connectivity and the related investment and business opportunities.
For 2016, Connected Britain will build on its strengths to deliver an event that focuses on how to promote investment in high-speed connectivity, and how that connectivity delivers economic and life opportunities.


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