The Hitchin-Stevenage 140Mb/s Field Demonstration The world’s first fully deployed fibre transmission system carrying telecoms traffic. Map of 9 km optical fibre transmission system route between Hitchin & Stevenage. The black squares are the signal regenerators. David Dalgoutte aligning the optical connectors on an optical regenerator. Hitchin-Stevenage optical fibre cable being installed. Optical fibre cable being installed between Hitchin & Stevenage 140 Mbit/s Optical Regenerator for Hitchin Stevenage link Mike Wright checking the regenerator Tony Jessop aligning the optical connectors on a 140 Mb/s regenerator at Hitchin - 1977 Pair of optical regenerators in their watertight footway box And now watch the movie!