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AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

11:00AM-12:15PM ET

OPTICAL NETWORKS FOR NEXT GENERATION SERVICES

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Verizon's Kevin Smith
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Infinera's Tim Doiron
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

As customer demands increase from cellular, Wi-Fi and fiber networks, so too need the capabilities of the technology providing connectivity. Wireless and optical networks must come together to deliver higher capacity, reliable and fast networks to enable critical next generation services. What are the best solutions to deliver ultra-reliable & low latency in optical networks? What role will optical networks play in massive machine type communications? Does 5G need optical networking? What role will Wi-Fi 6E and beyond play in the communications mix?

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

2:00PM-3:15PM ET

400G PLUGGABLE OPTICS – THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION

2:00PM-2:15PM: Keynote with OIF's Karl Gass
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote
2:30PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

The optical networks industry has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last decade and shows no sign of slowing down. System capacity and cost per Gig have reached their respective limits, and so the industry works on progressing in other areas such as interoperability and new interface specifications such as 400ZR, 400ZR+, OpenROADM and others. What does 400ZR mean for next-gen DCI and Metro networks? What impact will open standards and interoperability on optical network planning and roll-outs?

AGENDA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

11:00AM-12:15PM ET

THE ROAD AHEAD – DISAGGREGATION, AUTOMATION, 800G AND BEYOND

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

As you might expect, the optical industry is already looking ahead to whatever is next. From disaggregation of the optical network, which opens ecosystems, bringing greater flexibility, deliver access to inexpensive products and prevent vendor lock-in to automate greater parts of the network. These changes and development promise not only greater efficiency, but also reduced costs & technical benefits. What are some of the most promising developments in the optical networking space? On the other hand, what needs must be addressed in future technical developments, research and standardisation efforts?

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