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Optical Connections Spring Edition – out now!

Welcome to the Spring edition of Optical Connections, available to read online here.

Welcome to the spring 2024 edition of Optical Connections. We kick off with a rare interview with an infrastructure provider in the form of EXA. The proliferation of hyperscale datacentres is now a fact of life for the fibre optic communications industry, so we spoke with the company’s SVP, Strategic Investments and Product Management Steve Roberts, about how the company is meeting the bandwidth challenge through investment and network expansion. Far from expanding however, some companies are more likely to consolidate. So argues Matt Rees, CTO, at Neos Networks. With over 100 altnets in the UK, something’s got to give, he says. Meanwhile, Infinera’s Solutions Marketing Director Paul Momtahan, argues that silicon is not the only strategic semiconductor.
To meet the ever-growing volume of traffic being carried globally, veteran journalist John Williamson looks at the possibility of extending the available wavebands, as fibre gets evermore congested. Indeed, demand for fibre is coming from a number of different directions, and Andreas Rüsseler, CMO at R&M examines what the future of fibre will look like. But as governments, businesses and consumers are demanding more extensive and faster fibrebased networks, telecoms writer Antony Savvas asks how the connectivity industry is servicing these needs.All this, plus the latest industry news and products, along with a busy events roundup, in another edition packed with discussion and thought-leading features.

Peter Dykes

Editor
Optical Connections

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