EXPOCENTRE hosts conference on fibre optics
The conference on Fibre Optics as the Backbone of Russia’s Digitalisation. Made in Russia, Working for Russia. What’s up, Russia? took place at Sviaz 2023 exhibition within the Russian Week of High Technologies 2023.
The event was organised by the Foton-Express Scientific and Technical Journal and EXPOCENTRE AO.
The discussion of the current problems of the development of domestic fibre optics was held by the Editor-in-Chief of the Foton-Express Journal, PhD in Technical Sciences, Anatoly Svintsov. He gave a brief overview of the development of fibre-optic data transmission systems since the emergence of this technology and dwelled on some current trends in fibre optics related mainly to increasing the data transmission speed and improving the reliability of fibre-optic communications.
Anatoly Svintsov noted “the programme to eliminate the digital divide, which is being implemented in Russia, is a unique strategic project that ensures the availability of fibre-optic communications throughout the country”. He stressed that in this area, “in the face of sanctions, Russian developers started working more actively, part of them having a level that is not worse than the global one, and in some parametres it is it even higher.”
The presentation by Semyon Kogan, Advisor to the General Director for Forming Technical Strategy of T8, PhD in Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher, attracted a lot of attention from the audience. T8 is a permanent participant in the Sviaz exhibition and holds on the market the position of one of the leading domestic manufacturers of wavelength-division multiplexing telecommunication equipment specialising in DWDM and CWDM system development and implementation.
Semyon Kogan dwelled in his speech on extremely urgent issues of standardisation of solutions for open fibre-optic transport networks, which were often operated using equipment from different manufacturers. He outlined the main working scenarios for solving the problems arising in this case and noted the worldwide trend towards unification of software solutions of different developers in the direction of creating universal interfaces for transponders (network devices, providing transformation of the data transmission medium) of different manufacturers.
In her report, Irina Ovchinnikova, Director of Scientific Department of VNIIKP (All-Russian Scientific Research and Development Cable Institute), Doctor of Technical Sciences, the leading Russian expert in the field of production and application of optical cables, focused her attention on the issues of reliability of fibre optic cables of domestic manufacture and peculiarities of their proper operation.
Alexey Zavadsky, Deputy General Director of SOYUZEXPERTIZA ANO of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, also spoke at the conference. With specific examples, he outlined the important features of conducting foreign economic activity with companies from Asian countries.
At present, there has been a global reorientation in the supply of materials for the production of optical fibre in Russia. This process required careful adjustment of contractual relations with new business partners from China and India. A representative of SOYUZEXPERTIZA told about how to conduct business in the new markets with the least risks.
The conference participants also touched upon a number of other important issues of development of domestic fibre optics production, taking into account its great importance for solving large-scale tasks of digitisation of the national economy, social sphere, science and education in Russia.
Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO