European Conference on Optical Communication heads to Rome

Created September 5, 2018
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ECOC exhibition and conference is organised every year in a different city and country in Europe and for the first time ever it will take place in Rome and is Europe’s number one event for optical technology in communications. September’s ECOC exhibition will be the 23rd year it has complemented the highly technical ECOC Conference, which is now in its 44th year. The doors will be opening on Monday 24th September at 9.30am and the expo will close at 5.00pm. Opening and closing times will be the same on Tuesday 25th and on Wednesday 26th the expo will run from 9.30am and close at 4.00pm.

With over 332 international exhibitors, ECOC 2018 will be the biggest event ever, with cutting-edge optical technology on display from the world’s leading manufacturers. 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.

“We were overwhelmed by the success of last year’s Market Focus, which attracted more than 3,000 visitors,” said Beverley Lucas, event director at Nexus Media Events Ltd. “The different tracks provide a platform for industry professionals to gain knowledge of and insights into the advancements made on the latest trends in the industry, including the biggest areas of growth such as 5G and the Internet of Things. We’re sure the addition of the New Markets track will also prove popular, reflecting the rapidly changing nature of the industry and giving a real sense of what’s yet to come.”

The full list of topics for Market Focus are: service and content provider optical transmission, optical network agility/software defined networks, datacentres: optics in cloud computing, new markets, photonics integration and digital silicon photonics and fibre access.

With over 5,000 optical industry professionals expected to attend the event, the ECOC 2018 expo and conference is set to be the best one yet.