Cardiff, UK – Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) has rebranded to Open Fibre Networks Ltd (OFNL), in order to more closely reflect its position and offering in the market place.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – VIAVI Solutions has revealed the first winner of its ‘Win an OTDR’ competition for UK telecoms contractors.
London, UK – The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has launched a search for the heroes of the UK’s digital infrastructure industry as it announced The INCAs, its inaugural awards scheme which will recognise alternative network providers (altnets).
Spartanburg, SC – AFL has announced that Jody Gallagher, president and CEO, was elected to Fujikura’s board of directors at the annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Gallagher is the first non-Japanese board member elected to the board in the history of the company.
Masahiko Ito, Fujikura’s president and CEO stated: ‘This is a very important decision by Fujikura and demonstrates the value we place in Jody’s leadership and management experience.’
ABINGDON, UK – Gigaclear has been crowned Best Rural Broadband provider for a second consecutive year by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).
LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Anritsu Corporation has signed a distribution agreement with AR Benelux, a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for EMC, Satcom, RF/µwave for the telecoms and defense industries. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will now also be available in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands through AR Benelux.
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT – MicroCare Corporation is pleased to announce that the UK’s Liam Taylor has joined MicroCare Europe bvba as European business manager for fibre optics. Taylor has extensive experience in industrial sales and the optical networking industry. His expertise will enable even faster sales growth at MicroCare Europe and the other MicroCare affiliates globally.
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – Keysight Technologies has announced that Jay Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has been appointed to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Orange Belgium's board of directors have validated the nomination of Stefan Slavnicu as new chief technology officer, starting September, 2018.
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced that the president of Nokia Technologies, Gregory Lee, will leave the company following the closure of the Digital Health business sale. Lee will be replaced by Maria Varsellona, who remains chief legal officer and continues to report to Nokia President and chief executive officer Rajeev Suri as a member of Nokia's Group Leadership Team.
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