Fibre optic infrastructures are becoming more widespread in a number of markets and applications. These include simple point-to-point security systems, Ethernet mesh networks and high-performance, high-bandwidth video transport and switching systems for the A/V and broadcast markets. As this fibre infrastructure spreads, a variety of fibre interconnect solutions are evolving to meet new needs. These may be as simple as fibre connectors for direct connectivity to patch panels or transmission equipment, or as complex as multi-fibre connectors used in rugged, hostile outdoor environments.
In a previous viewpoint we assessed the evolution of 5G wireless standards and industry expectations for the incremental deployment of 5G infrastructure in the years ahead. Continued forward progress on these fronts brings us ever closer toward a future of breakthrough bandwidth capacity and data delivery speeds.
A major contributing factor facing Infrastructure Providers (IP’s) and Communication Providers (CP’s) alike when deploying Next-generation access (NGA) networks - including fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures - is to optimise the use of available space within underground ducts and manholes.
Fujikura developed and manufactured a set of Fibre Optic Identifiers (FID-30R & FID-31R) used for the essential maintenance and installation of fibre networks.
The amount of computing horsepower at our disposal today is growing at a staggering rate, driven by huge gains in processing performance, power optimization and architectural innovations. This progress is being driven at every level of the technology market, but none more so than the High-Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem.
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