Digital Dots Study Tour

07 June 2015

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Our 2015 Study Tour takes delegates to Ontario, Canada and a cluster of smart high-tech centres and ‘intelligent communities’ with local governments determined to develop their economies and communities. In addition to the specific city/community visits and master classes, we will also take advantage of the gathering of mayors and civic/business leaders at the Intelligent Community Forum’s 2015 Global Summit in Toronto.

Why Ontario? Easy access to advanced exemplars of city and rural communities plus the huge advantage that Toronto is the hub for a meeting of mayors and community leaders from around the world gathered for the Intelligent Community Forum 2015 Global Summit.


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