As improving connectivity becomes front- page news in the UK it is more important than ever for those involved in delivering next generation networks to come together to streamline the UK’s broadband strategy. Getting the right investment and regulatory environment for the rollout of high-capacity networks is essential if the UK wants to be a player in the digital revolution. The socioeconomic benefits are many, and the costs of not achieving them high for the country’s future. With 800+ delegates and 150+ speakers Connected Britain has truly established itself as the key meeting place for the UK’s broadband ecosystem. The conference oers excellent networking opportunities with the key decision makers and influencers who are leading the charge for better connectivity in the UK. There are four main themes at Connected Britain 2018; Gigabit Britain will explore progress in deployment of FTTx, FTTH, LTE and 5G networks in the UK covering infrastructure build, the road to full-fibre, 5G progress and network architectures, investment models; Digital Britain will encompass all the latest and greatest developments in the UK’s digital economy including cloud services, dark fibre, workplace transformation, digital skills, tech hubs and how the UK can truly realise the benefits of the digital revolution; Smart Britain will take a glimpse at the UK’s connected future exploring how emerging technologies like 5G, the IoT and big data are revolutionising the communications industry, enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution, building smart cities and intelligent transport systems, and more; Connected Society will explore how enhanced connectivity can deliver socioeconomic benefits to the whole of the UK, encompassing digital healthcare and education, digital inclusion and communities, rural access, and broadband for SMEs. Connected Britain 2018 aims to deliver the premier meeting place for all the main stakeholders to come together and discuss, learn and collaborate on the UK’s digital future. Join telcos, national and local government, investors, the property sector, infrastructure owners and many more at the UK’s key broadband meet-up. Connected Britain 2018 19th to 20th June
OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 2nd – 5th July
properties and applications of specialty and novel optical fibres with high technological impact potential. Optical fibres, long an enabling technology for telecommunications, are proving to play a central role in a growing number of modern technologies including applications in defence and security, sensing, automotive, and biomedicine. The purpose of this conference is to bring together global leaders from academia, industry, and the public/ government sector to survey the present state of the art and project future trends in specialty optical fibre materials, designs, and applications. Addresses new, cutting-edge research in optical materials and applications spanning the transmission spectrum from UV through terahertz. The Novel Optical Materials and Applications meeting is intended as a comprehensive conference that focuses on all types of optical materials and their application to optical technologies. The conference covers advances in design, synthesis, and structuring of optical materials from the ultraviolet to the terahertz spectral ranges, and their utility for applications. Topics will include the most recent advances in materials for nanoscale devices, imaging systems, lasers, optical waveguides and fibres, solar energy, and sensors, as well as other emerging applications.
Located at the ETH Institute in Zurich, the OSA Advanced Photonics Congress comprises of eight topical meetings and addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks. Among other topics up for discussion is photonic devices and networking concepts that drive future network scaling and performance for next-generation applications. New management paradigms in the framework of software-defined networking are needed for ecient and dynamic programmability of virtualised network resources. The meeting focuses at fostering research that supports the future scaling and performance requirements of emerging applications, including spectrally and spatially multiplexed systems, data centre and data-centre interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and content delivery. Growing demands for bandwidth, flexibility, programmability, resilience, low cost, high integration, high functionality, low power consumption, and small footprint require novel solutions in photonic networks and devices. The new applications and network architectures will both drive and utilise innovations in optical transmission and photonic devices. In addition, the Specialty Optical Fibres meeting discusses synthesis, processing, characterisation, modelling, physical
ISSUE 13 | Q2 2018
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