Following Broadband Forum’s appearance at the 2019 Broadband World Forum conference and expo, Peter Dykes spoke with the Forum’s CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke about the organisation’s current work and its roadmap for 2020.
Huawei has announced that it has completed two 800G coherent trials on live networks. One is with Turkcell and the other with China Mobile Zhejiang. The announcement follows Huawei’s launch of a 800G tunable optical module at the end of February 2020. The Turkcell trial took place between two data centres in Istanbul using Huawei’s […]Read More
Verizon, along with Ciena and Juniper Networks, has recently completed a test in Verizon’s live fibre network to move 800 Gbps of data on a single wavelength to support the demands of 5G. At the same time, Ciena revealed it had achieved 600Gbps across a Comcast 1,600-kilometer fibre connection between core peering locations in Newark, […]Read More
In summer 2019, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) published revised safety guidance for exposed cables in railway tunnels, urging that all cables should fulfil Construction Products Regulation (CPR) characteristics of low flammability, low fire spread, low toxicity and low smoke density. In January 2020, the B2 classification was reconfirmed as general minimum fire […]Read More