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

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?


Some of the core themes the agenda will cover include:
The US telecom market is at the forefront of 5G network deployment, gigabit-speed broadband services, high-density fiber deployments, and hyper-scale data-centre investments, and this year’s agenda will offer a complete view of the latest developments in the US and global markets.

 A panel discussion between leaders of the world’s most important optical fiber and cable companies on how they are preparing for shifting trade flows and technical developments 
 Insights from the world’s top telcos as their focus shifts to the densification and convergence that 5G networks require, and what this means for the communication cable supply chain
Silicon Valley perspectives on the data center cable infrastructure that will be required by applications whose services are reliant on low latency and big data
Forward thinking municipal leaders will share their experience of smart cities and how this is built on an ocean of hybrid fiber and cable connected IoT sensors
Views from leading financiers and capital market experts on the key factors that investors are considering in this space
 Innovative trends in fiber and cable design, and the manufacturing processes that produce them, that may disrupt the bottom line

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.



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