Winter Issue out now
The next issue of Optical Connections Magazine is now available to read online
2018 is forecast by many to be an even busier year for the industry, matched by a new calendar of larger exhibitions and conferences, reflecting increased activity in emerging areas like gigabit networks, Gfast and silicon photonics solutions, and 5G for people on the move.
But just because the industry can do something it doesn’t always mean it’s cost effective. A case in point is FTTX, which needs to pass the cost-benefit test before it should be deployed, as John Williamson writes. Continuing this theme, Hextronic argues that Europe’s booming FTTX rollout is demanding new methods and solutions.
In October, Broadband World Forum presented a wide range of services and solutions. From that Berlin gathering Optical Connections has derived an interview with Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum, as well as a report from Adtran’s Connect 17 industry conference.
Considering that next-generation optical software is the key to future services, Antony Savvas says that operators need to take a mix-and-match approach to networks if they are to meet the demands of the cloud, 5G and the Internet of Things.
Regular contributor Ellen Manning this issue looks at the development of greener optical networks. She finds that besides satisfying increasing legislation in this area, greener optical networks can actually be cheaper, perform better and occupy less space.
It wouldn’t be Optical Connections if we didn’t give an update on silicon photonics. Now John Williamson believes that this technology has passed the “tipping point”, adding that with its immense potential for cost effective transformation of optical communications and data management, silicon photonics is now coming of age.
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Optical Connections has been providing the fibre optic community with the latest industry news and reports since 2011 via our website, monthly newsletter and now quarterly magazine.
We provide coverage of market influencing technology advancements, commercial prospects, product developments and unique insight from our editorial team, making Optical Connections an essential source of information for our readers from across the industry.
With links to the ECOC Exhibition, the Optical Connections magazine is the only publication to be included in both visitor and exhibitor bags during the show each September, reaching over 5,500 attendees, as well as being distributed at a range of events throughout the year including FTTH Council Europe in February, OFC in March and CIOE in September. Digital copies of the magazine are available for download from the news website.
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