Ofcom praises telecoms operators amidst Covid-19 crisis

24 March 2020

UK communications regulator, Ofcom has set out its strategy for dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak, in terms of helping consumers and businesses adapt their living and working practices, and supporting 'key' telecoms workers.

BT Group reveals response to Covid-19

23 March 2020

UK incumbent BT Group has revealed what it is doing to keep businesses connected - and ensure the health and safety of its employees - during the Covid-19 crisis.

Researchers demo reduced attenuation in hollow-core fibre by factor of 10

23 March 2020

Researchers at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Southampton have demonstrated significantly improved hollow-core fibre performance.

Content platforms reduce European streaming quality to make way for remote working

20 March 2020

Content platforms Netflix and YouTube have agreed to reduce the quality of streaming across Europe as internet-use continues to rise amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

OSA offers support to members, customers and sponsors during Covid-19 pandemic

20 March 2020

The Optical Society (OSA) is implementing measures to make sure that the health and well-being of its global community is protected.

FCC grants temporary spectrum access to keep America connected during Covid-19

19 March 2020

The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is allowing Verizon to allow special temporary authority to use additional spectrum.

Infinera trial transmits 800G over 950km

18 March 2020

Infinera has completed a live network trial of 800Gb/s single-wavelength transmission at 96GBd over 950km across a long-haul link in a major North American network operator’s production network.

Covid-19; a message to our readers and commercial partners

17 March 2020

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FTTH Council Europe postpones conference until December

10 March 2020

The FTTH Council Europe has announced that it will postpone the annual FTTH Europe Conference and exhibition until early December in the wake of the current Coronavirus crisis.

Mellanox, Titan acquisition to help strengthen network intelligence capabilities

04 March 2020

Mellanox Technologies is to acquire network intelligence and security technology developer, Titan IC Systems to help accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in data centres.

800G achieved on single wavelength with company collaboration

04 March 2020

Infinera and Corning have teamed up to achieve an 800G single wavelength.

Two new 5G standards finalised by Broadband Forum

02 March 2020

Broadband Forum has wrapped up the development of two new standards for 5G as part of its promise to rapidly support the 3GPP release cycles.