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World Optical Fibre and Cable Conference 2016

02 November 2016

The 2nd CRU World Optical Fibre and Cable Conference will take place on the 2-4 November 2016 in Wuhan, China. This leading optical fibre, cable and optoelectronics conference attracted over 400 delegates from 14 countries in 2015. More than 20 per cent of the delegation are key commercial and technical decision makers in the sector's leading companies including: YOFC, China Mobile, China Unicom, Alcatel Lucent, Fiberhome, Fujikura, Furukawa, Futong, Hengtong, Sterlite Technologies Ltd, ZTE and many others.

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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

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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

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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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

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