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FTTX Centre

Expanding on the CTTS popular feature held at ECOC over the past ten years the FTTx Centre will this year again incorporate live interactive demonstrations including fibre optic network delivery methods and OSP and ISP for FTTx vendor independent products. 


The centre will also include an 'FTTx village' with eleven zones looking at different areas of fibre deployments. The FTTx zones are:

Components Zone  - sponsored by CX Fiber
Connectivity Zone - sponsored by XFS Communications Inc
Connectorization Zone - sponsored by ETU-Link Technology
FTTH Zone - sponsored by Fujikura Europe Ltd
FTTx Literature Library
FTTx New Product Zone - sponsored by Guangsu Communication Technology Ltd
Fusion Splicing Zone - sponsored by Chengdu Bright
Home Zone - sponsored by Sanwa
Inside Plant Zone - sponsored by gabo Systemtechnik GmbH
Outside Plant Zone - sponsored by FOCCUS™ by Chemtronics®
Test and Measurement Zone - sponsored by Sumix

“The FTTx Centre shows a good overview about actual technology 
for networking in terms of glass fibre technology.“ 
Visitor, 2017

FTTx Live Demonstration Timetable

Watch live demonstrations including Air Blown Fibre Technology and Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON), fibre blowing, microduct calibration and testing, fibre splicing and activation testing, as well as explanation and demonstration of key ISP and OSP equipment deployed in the modern FTTH networks. 

Day Between 10:00 - 11:00 Break Between 14:00 - 16:00

Monday 24th September

Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for Under Ground Deployments   Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for a variety of FTTP and FTTH Deployments

Tuesday 25th September

Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for Under Ground Deployments   Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for a variety of FTTP and FTTH Deployments

Wednesday 26th September

Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for Under Ground Deployments   Air Blown Fibre FTTx - Inside and outside fibre optic plant for a variety of FTTP and FTTH Deployments

Plan your time at the event and add these live demonstrations to your personal event plan with 'My Schedule'.

Showcase your FTTx products

The FTTx Centre takes up 225 square meters of space, making this the largest single area on the exhibition floor. Split into 11 individual zones, each focusing on a specific area of fibre to the home deployment, the centre provides a common meeting place for all attendees with an interest in this particular field.
How to submit your product to the FTTx Centre
If you are an exhibitor at ECOC 2018 you also have the opportunity to display your FTTx products in one of the eleven zones, free of charge. If you have a new or existing product you wish to feature in the FTTx Centre, please download an entry form and return to or fax to +44 (0)1732 752130 before Friday 17th August.

Meet the FTTx Zone Sponsors

Components Zone - CX Fiber

Chuxing (CX fiber) is a production enterprise with 16 years processing experience on providing lens fiber and metallized fiber.  Our products are provided to global customers on fiber coupling and hermetic package for active or passive optical modules.

Our philosophy is to provide users with the latest and highest quality products, unique technology, and goal of accurateness. Continually developing trustworthy partnerships and serving the clients with our value and respect. 

Connectivity Zone - Sponsored by XFS Communications Inc

XFS Communications was founded by 30-year industry veterans from Taiwan, under a strategic partnership with Japan's NTT Advanced Technology. With a daily capacity of 100,000-terminations, XFS is a contract manufacturer producing top-notch quality fiber connectivity products with extremely low insertion loss (IL) and high return loss (RL). For our single-fiber connectors: IL≤0.1dB and RL≥70dB(APC), and for our standard SM MPO connectors: IL≤0.25dB and RL≥65dB(APC). Our products have passed GR-326-CORE testings conducted by Telcordia USA, and have tens of millions ends of shipment to developed countries. More information can be found at:

FTTH Zone - Sponsored by Fujikura Europe Ltd

Fujikura is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fibre optic cables and equipment for installation, measurement and testing. The Fujikura name has become synonymous with fibre optic fusion splicers and the company has become the world's leading supplier to telecommunication companies around the globe.

Fujikura has been represented in Europe for over 30 years, and in 1988 established Fujikura Europe Ltd as a European base of operations in South West London. Fujikura Europe has grown considerably in the last ten years and now occupies a 14,000 sq. ft site in Chessington, Surrey which houses the company's European sales administrative offices, technical support centre and service repair workshops.

Fusion Splicing Zone - Sponsored by Chengdu Bright Communication Equipment

Chengdu Bright Communication Co., Ltd.(Bright) is a high-tech enterprise founded in 2012. We specialize in manufacturing customized FTTH/FTTP products and providing FTTH/FTTP solution & OEM services. With a R&D team of 20 years experience in the field of telecommunications , Bright has the ability to offer FTTH/FTTP products and services with a high quality of standards and outstanding performance. 

Through years of continuous and intensive development, Bright has been thriving in oversea market including Europe, North American, South American , Asia and Africa.

FTTx New Product Zone - Sponsored by Guangsu Communication Technology Co Ltd

Founded in 2002 with the registered capital of 10 million Yuan. We engage in optical network building, construction, maintenance and optical device production special instrument tool development, production and sales. Our factory mainly produces optical fiber cleaver and it is the most popular manufacturer of fiber cleaver in China.

Connectorization Zone - Sponsored by ETU-Link

ETU-Link is a high-tech company base in Shenzhen, it is committed to provide our valued customers comprehensive optical network products, systematic service and professional technical support. Currently we have 155M to 100G optical transceiver (SFP, SFP+ , XFP, CWDM, DWDM, QSFP, CFP2), high speed interconnect products 40G QSFP+ AOC/DAC cable/ 10G SFP+ AOC/DAC Cable.Our products are widely applied to Ethernet,FTTH, SDH,SONET, Data Center and other communication fields. Currently ETU-Link’s market covering Asia, Europe, South America, North America and other regions, and establish stable and long term cooperation with numerous customers from fiber optical industry.

Outside Plant Zone - Sponsored by FOCCUS™ by Chemtronics®

A high quality fiber optic installation starts with clean connectors, giving you faster transmission rates, higher bandwidth and maintenance-free operation. FOCCUS™ brand products from Chemtronics give you the tools you need to quickly clean connectors and ports. The CCT™ (Clean Connection Tool™) and the proprietary Combination Cleaning™ process give you clean connections the first time, every time. By choosing FOCCUS we guarantee a simple, reliable & repeatable cleaning process through our patented technology that saves time and money, eliminating all contamination, reducing reflectance with resulting in increased transmission rates. Visit Chemtronics on the FTTx Centre for live demonstrations.

Inside Plant Zone - sponsored by gabo Systemtechnik GmbH

With the speed•pipe® system gabocom has developed a market-leading micro duct system which is exactly tailored to the needs of modern telecommunication companies and network providers. With these innovative micro ducts, divisible gas- and water-tight fittings and sealing elements, well-known companies from all over Europe realize efficient Fibre-to-the-X solutions: in new or existing ducts, for duct-in-duct or direct burying, from great lengths up to the last mile or for inhouse applications. For more information, please visit

Home Zone - sponsored by Sanwa

Sanwa provides quality connectivity solutions and components with superior engineering, product designs, and manufacturing to a quickly evolving industry of broadband and data communications technologies, leading in innovative network infrastructure of the future. The core product line includes LC, SC, FC, MU, MPO, Optical Transceiver, Optical Outlet Series, Circular Connector Series, and FTTx. 
The FTTx product line brings professional grade optical cable connections to any space safely and reliably with an ease of plug-and-play. The safest & simplest design of our shuttered optical wall plates and connectors allow ONU installation for the next-gen FTTx services to be much more accessible and closer to their subscribers. 

Test and Measurement Zone - sponsored by Sumix

SUMIX designs and manufactures interferometers and microscope probes for checking surface quality of single and multi-fiber connectors, ferrules and bare fiber.

SUMIX newest industry-leading products include:

- Manta-W+ inspection probe for checking MTP/MPO connectors in ONE shot as fast as four seconds;

- MAX-Quantum automated high-end interferometer for simultaneous end-face geometry inspection, anomalies detection, guide holes parallelism and angles measurement.

With its high-quality optics, intuitive software and easy-to-use devices, SUMIX has become a world-wide supplier of test equipment for fiber optic patch cord manufacturers and network installers.


Showcase your FTTx products


If you are an exhibitor at ECOC 2018 you also have the opportunity to display your FTTx products in one of the eleven zones, free of charge. Find out more on our Whats On page.