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 Optical fibre communications networks underpin today’s Internet infrastructure, moving data between premises, countries, and continents. TRANSNET is a research programme which focuses on maximising the capability of these networks through the introduction of network intelligence. 

Why is our research needed?

An advanced digital communications infrastructure lies at the heart of our society, and supports every sector of the economy and our lives. Optical networks underpin this infrastructure and enable the Internet and cloud services which we all use. The promise of high-bandwidth, low-delay, secure, 5G mobile services, will not be possible without new, intelligent, adaptive optical networks. These networks must be able to dynamically provide capacity where and when it is needed, be fast, intelligent and secure.

Transforming the optical network to achieve this will shape the future of communications worldwide.