ITU shares latest optical fibre know-how with Africa

ITU shares latest optical fibre know-how with Africa
Expert tutorial will provide state-of-the-art information on the new optical fibre systems and standards that will bring broadband to Africa Geneva, 3 September 2010

What: ITU Optical Fibre Tutorial
When: 6−17 September 2010

Where: Gorillas Hotel, Musanze, Rwanda
Why: ITU is organizing a special Tutorial on Optical Communications based on the ITU-T handbook Optical fibres, cables and systems. The event will feature leading experts who will provide an in-depth insight into the ITU-T Recommendations that shape the world’s optical transport networks.

The tutorial will give participants a better understanding of ITU-T optical fibre standards, help them design and implement projects, and teach them how to make the best choices when defining the various elements of an optical link. They will learn how to prepare a power budget and how to establish parameters for interfaces and accessories to prepare technical specifications for supply contracts. The participating tutors are all leading experts in their field, many of whom have been directly involved in development of the referenced ITU-T Recommendations and/or have served as contributors to the ITU-T handbook Optical fibres, cables and systems.

Who: Engineers, technicians, technologists, mid-level management and regulators involved in the implementation of optical fibre-based systems. Media wishing to attend and are kindly invited to contact ITU staff below, who will be happy to facilitate their participation.

For further information, please see: or contact:

Toby Johnson
Senior Communications Officer, ITU
+41 22 730 5877
+41 79 249 4868
Paolo Rosa
Head, Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU
+41 22 730 5235
+41 79 249 4838

Sep 8, 2010 10:47


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