Terabit Optical Networks Challenge

Step Changes for Data Rates, Latency, and Energy Efficiency in Future Networks




The Terabit Optical Networks Challenge aims to support companies/organisations to develop new systems/components/subcomponents (across software and hardware) that support the next generation of optical fibre solutions, supporting a future ‘terabit-scale’ network. Prototypes/proof of concepts would support step-changes in data rates, latency, and energy efficiency. As the demand for faster and more reliable communication networks continues to grow, it is crucial to push the boundaries of optical technologies and pave the way for future generations of networks. This challenge seeks to mobilise industry leaders and experts to develop terabit optical networks that are commercially scalable and can be deployed in commercial networks and key transatlantic links by 2030.

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