The best place to meet the top executives from the optical fibre and cable sector

CRU Events are excited to announce that the World Optical Fibre & Cable Virtual Conference will be held 16-18 November 2021 on our specially developed virtual platform. The event will give leaders of the optical fibre and cable sector the chance to address peers on the role that this industry will play in bringing the world back from this crisis.

With Covid-19 changing our everyday life, and the way we do business, the pandemic has also accelerated the trends towards connected lifestyles that rely on strong communications networks. Optical fiber and cable will be at the core of these trends. For this reason, we are pleased to be able to offer you all the capabilities of the live conference on a virtual platform that offers a unique chance to stay connected and informed.

What will be discussed at this year’s World Optical Fibre & Cable Virtual Conference?

What has been driving increased demand for fibre and cable in 2021? Are these demand increases sustainable?
Is the market divergence between key regional markets set to continue? Will we also see increased decoupling of fibre and cable prices?
How might European trade action take shape? Will it be enough to discourage imports? How long will the respite last for European players?

Are we approaching peak demand in China? What insights can be gleaned from recent tenders held by China’s leading network operators?

Will recently shut down facilities come back into production? Could the return of mothballed excess capacity act as a ceiling for raising prices?

How are FTTH roll outs advancing in the US, Europe and Asia? What is the forecast for next year and how has the pandemic impacted network deployment costs?

Will 5G truly represent the next wave of optical cable demand or will that demand come from somewhere else?

What is causing materials inflation and transportation bottlenecks? What does this mean for cable production costs and supply chain management?

What are the latest trends in datacenter development? Will a move from hyperscale to localised edge computing impact the nature of cable demand?

See inside Rosendahl Nextrom’s state-of-the art factory

Rosendahl Nextrom are a world leader in the supply of production technologies for optical fibers and fiber optic cables. This tour represents a unique opportunity to see preform manufacturing, fiber optic cable production and pretty much everything in between.

Do not miss this chance to see inside the facility and ask questions to the host company’s leading experts on the equipment presented.


Visionary Keynote announced

Dr. Theodore Sizer, Executive Vice President of Optical Systems and Device Research, Nokia Bell Labs will give his insights with his presentation “Optical Fiber Networks as Essential Infrastructure:  the long term impact of the Pandemic”

Dr. Theodore(Tod) Sizer is Executive Vice President of Optical Systems and Device Research in Nokia Bell Labs, leading teams innovating in all aspects of optical systems and devices for core, submarine, and data center communications.  Prior to his current role, Tod lead Wireless Research in Nokia Bell Labs for eight years driving the vision and research of 5G. Tod graduated from Amherst College, and received his Masters and Doctorate in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.   In 2012 he received the Popular Science Breakthrough Innovation award for the lightRadio invention.  Tod is a Fellow of Bell Labs, WWRF, and IEEE.  He is the author of 54 US patents and a member of the IEEE and OSA.

His presentation promises to be a fascinating insight into the future of optical network development.

Reasons to attend

  Network and raise your profile with senior representatives from across the optical fibre and cable supply chain
  Hear presentations from the most influential executives that are driving this market, plus CRU’s own independent experts
  Join the interactive discussions and put your questions to leading industry experts and analysts
  See the latest innovations in product developments and services from exhibitors showcasing next generation solutions
  Gain first-hand knowledge of, and insight into, the key challenges and opportunities facing the market



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