A new venture has been announced by former CEO of the i3 Group and subsidiary H2O Networks, Elfed Thomas. Fibre network infrastructure organisation, British Fibre Networks has been created to provide an alternative network with its aim to connect pure fibre to more than 35 per cent of new homes by 2021.
As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance
Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move
Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby
With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand