The UK has never seen such energy and activity in deploying full fibre networks as it has in 2017. But ambitious plans are one thing, delivering on them is quite another. Fibre Systems TV asks industry experts how optimistic they are about when, and even whether, the UK will achieve its full fibre ambition. Brian Dolby reports from the INCA Conference in Newcastle.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang