With the new month comes a new editor, namely myself. I have taken over responsibility for Optical Connections’ newsletter, website and, most importantly, the magazine. Building on the solid base established by the former editor Matthew Peach, who remains a key contributor, I intend to reinforce Optical Connections’ position as the leading, authoritative information and news source for the fibre optics industry, by broadening content and covering strategic issues which impact industry-wide. As a former network engineer and having written about the most aspects of the telecoms industry for the last 25 years, I feel I’m in a good position to take Optical Connections forward into the next decade. Such things don’t happen overnight however, but rest assured, the Optical Connections team will continue to provide you with the latest news and analysis of this vibrant industry. Finally, I’d like to thank all our subscribers and advertisers for their continuing loyalty and support and I look forward to having a positive and productive working relationship with you all in the future. I will be attending ANGA COM, NGON and ECOC this year, so I hope we will have the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss the issues and challenges facing our industry.
Editor, Optical Connections