Features

10 June 2015

 

AFL has expanded far beyond its origins as a manufacturer of optical ground wire, and now offers a broad portfolio of fibre-optic products. Robert Roe talks to Phil Edwards, president of AFL EMEA

19 March 2015

The most prominent examples of FTTH deployment in the Asia Pacific region aren’t necessarily the most instructive. Benoît Felten explains why

19 March 2015

Software control has finally reached the optical layer. Pauline Rigby talks to Infinera about its involvement in the first commercial deployment of a software-defined optical network

19 March 2015

Demand from Internet companies is remodelling the network equipment market. Andy Extance talks to telecoms market research firm Ovum about the consequences

19 March 2015

Competition from fibre-to-the-home networks is putting cable operators under pressure. Robert Roe investigates the options available to cable operators wishing to upgrade their networks

26 January 2015

Modern installation techniques and smaller, lighter cables enable more economical fibre deployment in mobile backhaul networks, writes Vanesa Diaz

26 January 2015

Current technologies for passive optical networks are reaching their limits but, as Robert Roe discovers, making the right choice of next-generation technology is not easy

26 January 2015

Pauline Rigby investigates 
the increasing use of optical transceivers in modern wireless base stations

26 January 2015

Efforts to use submarine fibre-optic cables to gather important environmental data are off to a promising start, finds Andy Extance, but significant hurdles remain

26 January 2015

Teresa Mastrangelo investigates why operators in Europe are going for gigabit broadband

26 January 2015

Since starting out as a zinc die casting company more than 50 years ago, John Guest has diversified into many areas and is now very active in the blown fibre push-fit connectors market. 
Tim Gillett reports

10 September 2014

With providers facing the challenges of keeping up with internet traffic growth, terabit-scale systems are on the rise, Robert Roe writes

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