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Optical Connections Industry Focus Edition – out now!

Welcome to the Industry Focus edition of Optical Connections, available to read online here.

Welcome to the last edition of Optical Connections for 2023. It’s been an interesting year for sure. I’ve picked out some of the more memorable news stories and most innovative products, but it wasn’t an easy task.
Looking towards 2024, I don’t expect the next 12 months to be any different, given the rate at which the fibre optic and photonics industries are progressing. Indeed, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2024, in terms of new technologies and the progress of existing ones. In this issue, we asked some industry experts to give their thoughts on the year ahead, with some interesting results. Nokia’s Serge Melle, Infinera’s Rob Shore, Ciena’s Jurgen Hatheier, and Pioneer Consulting’s Howard Kidorf share their thoughts on the year ahead. Also, in this issue’s EPIC Briefing, Hamamatsu Photonics’ Mats Hede talks about what it takes to be a successful company in today’s competitive global market.

Looking back at 2023, one of the highlights of the year was ECOC 2023, which took place in Glasgow. The numbers of visitors, exhibitors and speakers were well up on last year’s levels and a number of innovative and deserving companies walked away with the ECOC 2023 Expo Industry Awards. However, ECOC is an on-going process and preparations are already well underway for ECOC 2024 Exhibition, which will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 23rd-25th September. At the other end of the year, following a successful 2023 event, there’s our second TOP Conference in London on 21st-22nd February to look forward to. Already, the line-up of experts from the telecoms, optics and photonics industries is impressive, so it’s an event that’s not to be missed.

The team at Optical Connections and ECOC Exhibition would like to wish all our sponsors, advertisers and readers a very happy and successful 2024 and we look forward to continuing our relationships in 2024.

Peter Dykes
Optical Connections

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