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What's on at ECOC Exhibition 2018

The 2018 event is set to be bigger and better than ever, with the popular feature areas Market Focus, FTTx Centre and CTTS Training making a return. Read on to find out more about this year's line up. 

Market Focus

Market Focus is one of the most popular areas of the exhibition, attracting over 3,000 people to 27 sessions across the three days of the exhibition.

The topics for this year have been decided and remote sensing, bio-medical applications, consumer products and free space optics will be among the latest trends discussed at this year’s Market Focus, with a New Markets Track set to run for the first time as part of the event, we are looking forward to continuing the success of Market Focus in 2018.

"Market focus sessions were very informative and on the edge .... 
the best attended part of the show in my eyes and one that got a lot
of discussion afterwards"  
(Exhibition Visitor, 2017)

Call for Speakers now closed
The deadline has now passed for our Market Focus Call for Speakers and we will be announcing the timetable in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can still download some of the presentations from Market Focus 2017 and watch our highlights video to see what you can expect from this year's sessions.
Watch highlights from Market Focus 2017 

In 2017 Market Focus was once again extrememly popular with both visitors and exhibitors, will many sessions packed out. With presentations from leading companies including Ovum, BT, Facebook, Lumnetum, Cignal AI, Intel, Huawei, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom.

Catch up on some of the outstanding presentations and watch our Market Focus video and see what you missed this year.


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:
Components Zone
Connectivity Zone
Connectorization Zone 
FTTx Literature Library
FTTx New Product Zone 
Fusion Splicing Zone
Home Zone 
Inside Plant Zone 
Outside Plant Zone
Test and Measurement Zone
Technical experts from CTTS (Cable Telecommunications Training Services) will be on hand to provide tours of the centre, answer questions and run demonstrations of the products featured. They will also conduct cutting edge, live engineering demonstrations.

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.

CTTS Training Zone

Once again, within the Exhibition Hall, CTTS will be running free training sessions covering insight into key techniques including:

  • Modern fusion splicing techniques using hand held fusion splicers - learn the fundamentals and make comparisons of the operation of these new machines.
  • Passive Optical Network testing using PON optimised OTDRs - discover how to test these demanding networks, how to configure the test equipment, understand the various stages of testing and test points.
  • Passive Optical Network Testing using Bidirectional Smart Testers - find out how to use Bidirectional Smart Testers for PON testing.
  • Fibre Optic Testing workshop covering acceptance to commissioning testing - learn the basics of fibre optic cable acceptance, post installation testing and the commissioning of optical fibres at operational wavelengths.

    About CTTS

    CTTS is the first choice training provider for many system operators throughout Europe with a broad portfolio of fibre optic installation, maintenance, design and engineering courses. CTTS brings a wealth of experience to the show, providing informative training and demonstration sessions for ECOC exhibitors, delegates and visitors.

    For more information on the exciting range of courses delivered across Europe and around the world by CTTS training services please visit or email


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