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.
Will quantum-resistant encryption be enabled by quantum technology or mathematics? Helmut Griesser examines technologies for the post-quantum world
The increasing value of optical fibre assets in metropolitan areas is shaping the business models of companies that provide access to them, finds Andy Extance
As 2017 draws to a close, Scott Wilkinson looks ahead to what’s in store for the optical communications industry in 2018
An English city with a world-class 5G test-bed is about to make telecommunications history, reports Rebecca Pool