PIC International Conference 2018

10 April 2018 to 11 April 2018
Brussels, Belgium

Sales of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are soaring, with their deployment helping to boost the capacity of networks and data centres. This conference aims to strengthen the relationships between the makers and the users of these integrated circuits.

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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


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