Fibre Systems Summer 2015

Long-distance vision

Ian Davis explains how ultra-low loss and large effective area designs for optical fibre can enhance the operation of long-haul optical transmission in modern optical networks

Latin America embarks on FTTH journey

FTTH deployment in Latin America has suddenly accelerated and offers massive potential for growth. Robert Roe examines the unique circumstances in this interesting market

The problem with packaging

With packaging costs dominating the cost of optical transceivers, will silicon photonics ever provide the cheap, fast optical links that data centre managers crave? Rebecca Pool finds out

Blurred boundaries

How should the metro network be described? Jon Baldry considers how optical systems vendors are responding to the changing requirements in the metro market

Good grounding

 

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

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