Summer 2018 Optical Connections Magazine


includes time-shifted TV, as well as recommendation engines, big data, multiscreen, OTT and voice control. The highlight of the international conference programme will be the International CTO Panel with ARRIS, Com Hem, Liberty Global, TDC Group, Tele Columbus and Vodafone.

OC: Cutting edge presentations from plenary speakers will be in which sectors?

EXHIBITOR NEWS Adtran announced its latest cloud- managed whole home mesh Wi-Fi solution, which provides ubiquitous coverage, automated Wi-Fi performance enhancements and improved security. “Consumers will see a dramatic improvement in how their Wi-Fi performs throughout their home; Wi-Fi that just works,” said Ken Fernandes, Wi-Fi technology manager. “The SDX 810-RG and 810-AP enhances Adtran’s SD-Access portfolio enabling Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi functionality in the home.” Fujikura Europe will present its record- breaking fusion splicing and connectivity solutions, highlighting its capabilities in usability and simplification. The focus for the company this year is the 70R+, which it says is the fastest ribbon splicer in the world. This splicer was designed with increased ergonomics in mind, allowing the user to customise the operation of the machine to best suit their splicing processes. Designed with improved shock and environmental factor resistance, the 70R+ can withstand ruggedised conditions as well as a 750mm drop test. Hexatronic’s Raptor range is a series of robust and slim line cables that can be JF: The German Broadband and Media Summit, will take place on the second conference day, Wednesday, 13 June 2018. Conrad Albert (Group CEO and Group General Counsel, ProSiebenSat.1 Media), Dr. Manuel Cubero (chief commercial ocer, Vodafone Deutschland), Carsten Schmidt (CEO, Sky Deutschland), Lutz Schüler (CEO, Unitymedia) and Dr. Dirk Wössner (member of the board of management for Germany, Deutsche Telekom) will discuss the challenges for the media and broadband markets, moderated by the famous TV journalist Claus Strunz. HIGHLIGHTS DAY ONE Amongst the highlights of the first conference day is the strategy panel entitled “Content: TV vs. Streaming New Content? New Cooperation?” with Oliver

business unit TV, Telekom Deutschland), Frank Homann (managing director of programs at RTL Television) and Dr. Christoph Schneider (managing director, Amazon Prime Video Germany).

Berben (Managing Board TV, digital Media, Entertainment, Constantin Film), Dr. Manuel Cubero (chief commercial ocer, Vodafone Deutschland), Wolfgang Elsäßer (senior vice president

of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Sterlite Tech has recently been showcasing its fully-integrated silicon- to software capabilities. This year visitors to Angacom will experience its FTTH solutions, along with the latest innovations in high-bandwidth, Telcordia-certified optical fibre and cables for 5G, IoT applications and data centres. Sterlite’s Smarter FTTH Plug and Play kit for telecom operators and ISPs is designed to minimise the current installation time from weeks to a few hours, and the need for skilled manpower for splicing and cable slack issues for telecom operators and ISPs. Viavi Solutions is oering full RAN-to- core network testing capabilities. Viavi’s Wireless Business Unit, formerly the network validation division of Cobham Wireless, is oering RANtoCore, a suite of end-to-end mobile network testing capabilities. The solution can validate mobile network performance from the RAN to the core, via the mobile edge. It oers operators and network equipment manufacturers the most realistic test environment for optimising 4G and 4.5G, while enabling the development of 5G technology and the shift of core functionality to the network edge.

installed in all types of microducts with an inner diameter of 3.5 to 12 mm. The cable is normally installed by blowing up to 1km or more, but short distances can easily be pushed by hand. This enables the nano-cable to be blown to fibre optic access cabinets along roads. The connection from the cabinet to the end user can then in many cases be pushed by hand. The cable has excellent bend performance and wide operational temperature range down to -45 degrees Centigrade, suitable for the harsh Nordic climate,. Nokia, Telia and Intel have reported on their joint Industry 4.0 trial in Finland leveraging low-latency and high- bandwidth of 5G technology. The pair worked with Intel and Finnish software startup Finwe at the Nokia base station Conscious Factory in Oulu using a trial 5G radio access network operating in the 28 GHz frequency band. The partners have successfully conducted an industrial trial leveraging the ultra- low latency, high-bandwidth capabilities of 5G to support time-critical applications and enhance production and eciency in a manufacturing environment. The trial, which was completed in spring 2018, represents one of the first real-world applications of ‘Industry 4.0’, the industrial trend


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