World Optical Fibre and Cable

2 - 4 November, 2016 | Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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The 2nd CRU World Optical Fibre and Cable Conference will take place on the 2-4 November 2016 in Wuhan, China. This leading optical fibre, cable and optoelectronics conference attracted over 400 delegates, from 14 countries in 2015. More than 20% of the delegation are key commercial and technical decision makers in the sector's leading companies including: YOFC, China Mobile, China Unicom, Alcatel Lucent, Fiberhome, Fujikura, Furukawa, Futong, Hengtong, Sterlite Technologies Ltd, ZTT and many others.

View the video of the 2015 Conference:


China is the most influential force in the global industry: its share of the world market has grown exponentially through recent history, from 23% in 2005 to 56% at the present time.  In 2015 alone, China’s largest cable customer, China Mobile, installed more optical cable than all the customers in N. America, Western Europe, and Eastern. Europe combined.

China’s impressive demand is only one side of the story. The global fibre optic cable industry has also started the year strongly and the impressive demand of 2015 shows no sign of slowing down.  Many of the world’s top telecom carriers have large, multi-year network construction projects, and if anything, are exhibiting signs of higher fibre requirements.

The CRU World Optical Fibre and Cable Conference will discuss the most critical issues for the global industry:

• To what extent will the pace of construction of FTTH and 4G change after 2016, and how will that influence future fibre optic cable demand levels in China?
• How will 5G network construction and related requirements affect fibre demand?
• What is the prospect for more preform projects and the long-term outlook for the fibre and preform market?
• Could new initiatives in the power grid contribute to more demand for optical cables in the next few years?
• What is the prognosis for demand from CATV and radio networks in the future?
• How will “smart-city” programs influence the demand from optical cables in the future

Who should attend?

• Manufacturers of fibre and cable 
• Carriers/service providers   
• Prime contractors  
• Manufacturers of related materials - preforms, tubes,  chemicals used in fibre production, fibre coating materials, resins, strength members, water blocking, armour and tapes
• Manufacturing equipment makers 
• Manufacturers of test equipment  
• Manufacturers of installation materials