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

Dates for the CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference 2022 will be announced shortly. 

The event will give leaders of the optical fibre and cable sector the chance to address peers on the role that the industry will play in the global recovery. 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.

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


2021 themes explored:

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?

2021 Highlight: Virtual tour of 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.

2021 delegates were given the opportunity to see inside the facility and ask questions to the host company’s leading experts on the equipment presented.

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