The UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) Optical Communications and Photonics Expert Working Group explores the ways in which all-optical infrastructure will drive increased performance capability across the telecoms landscape.
Building optical networks at the level of physical fibre interconnectivity, with switching and multiplexing, is an important aspect of optical communications, in addition to photonics and the optical medium itself. Optical connectivity is a platform for the densification of the connectivity of telecoms services and bearers that will be considered by other expert working groups, such as Core and Wireless Communications Technologies.
Working in close collaboration with leading academic and industry experts, the group will address a range of key issues and questions.
The Expert Working Groups are supported by experienced technical staff and enabled to provide their views on the future capability development in their technology areas – identifying where connection between the technology areas is necessary and can be developed in the UK or with close international partners.”