Fibre Infrastructure (MCF & SMF links)
Five spools of 7-core multicore fibre (MCF) are available for Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) research. In addition, a single mode fibre (SMF) based link with more than 500km of length is provided for transmission and optical network applications. Furthermore, the customised design of the HPN Lab provides an enhanced interconnectivity facility in between different testbeds for large-scale experimentation.Our labs form part of the NDFIS project, where access to 600km of dark fibre is possible, interconnecting nodes at different universities. Also, connection to the 5G testbed in Millenium Square in Bristol city centre is also available from our facilities.