Training and Education

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OTT enhances CFCE training course with hands-on learning

The Certified Fibre Characterisation Engineer (CFCE) training programme developed by Optical Technology Training (OTT) has been enhanced to provide comprehensive coverage of fibre characterisation systems available from the major test equipment manufacturers.

On the CFCE course, delegates learn about the test methods and equipment available from EXFO and Viavi Solutions, and gain hands-on experience using their systems to fully characterise fibre infrastructure representative of long-haul fibre systems.

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Light Brigade offers online fibre-optic training courses

Light Brigade is introducing its new Light Bites online training series, a series of training modules that cover a variety of fibre-optic subjects, both introductory and advanced.

Like other Light Brigade courses, the Light Bites modules feature high-quality images, animations, charts, and reference material that enhance the learning experience and help to reinforce important concepts. The modules are user friendly, can be completed in 60 to 90 minutes, and feature easy-to-use stop, pause, and rewind controls.

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CNet Training launches network infrastructure design certification

The new high-level learning program from CNet Training is aimed at network infrastructure design professionals. The new Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) program provides in-depth knowledge of the principles of infrastructure design from inception to commissioning and customer hand-over. It is based on European and International standards and best practice.

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Craley Group teams with CTTS for FTTx training

Craley Group has formed a strategic alliance with CTTS as the Global Training Partner for its Atlantis Hydrotec fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) system and other Craley Group associated technologies.

Atlantis Hydrotec provides a conduit to a building by installing a micro-bore water pipe within the existing water supply infrastructure into which a fibre-optic communications cable can then be safely fitted without any adverse effect on the water supply. This approach is gathering momentum with customers in a number of locations around the world, says Craley Group.

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CTTS delivers City & Guilds accredited BDUK courses

CTTS Training is now delivering the City & Guilds accredited Broadband Distribution Networks Engineering (BDNE) course, which is designed to support companies taking part in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) network build.

The 10-day course aims to give BT Openreach engineers and subcontractors the real skills relevant to the many BDUK contracts that are in place all over the UK.

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Engineering and optimising service

Fujikura Europe has launched an 'engineering and optimisation service', aimed at helping customers get the most out of their splicing equipment.

The company says its specialist team of engineers can assist in the fabrication and development of optical components which may require a critical splice. This includes dissimilar fibre splicing, ball lens, tapering, combiners, thermal expansion of core, and mode field adaptors.

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CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017