2017 marks the 20 th anniversary of Submarine Networks World. This year’s conference theme “BREAKING BOUNDARIES” has been set with the intention to challenge tradition, question what’s possible and prepare for the future, where a resilient network and diverse route options will form the cornerstone of tomorrow’s global connected community.
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