ECOC 2018

23 September 2018 to 28 September 2018
Rome, Italy

ECOC is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe, and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field worldwide. In September, the 44th edition of ECOC 2018 will be held in Rome, Italy.

The latest progress in optical communication technologies will be reported in selected papers, keynotes, presentations and special symposia and parallel to the scientific conference, the ECOC exhibition covers a wide range of optical communication products and services. Every year this international forum attracts more than 1,000 scientists and researchers from research institutions and companies from across the world.

Consortium of Italian universities for telecommunication

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