Fibre for next generation telecom
So much has changed since 1982 when 1G was introduced to support analog voice. Today’s move to 5G, designed to support the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, will place an unprecedented demand on wired infrastructure. Before users can download a high-definition film in under one second, the demand for bandwidth will need to be met with fixed optical fibre connections. The EU-funded IPT-Core project is developing telecommunication technology that uses seven cores in every single microstructured fibre as separate spatial channels. This will provide a cost-effective replacement for target customers such as 5G operators, providers of FTTx services, long distance connections and data centres. The project is striving to become the world’s first mass-scale multicore optical fibre supplier.
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