Optical Connections Webinar Series 2022

Optical Connections is pleased to continue our webinar series in 2022.

Developed in conjunction with the Market Focus Committee the webinar programme launched in early 2021 and our 2022 programme launched on 4th May. Our next webinar will take place on Wednesday 6th July.

Webinar 2: Fibre – how to monetise? – 6th July 2022

With fibre rapidly replacing legacy copper, the sheer capacity and speed of the new networks are making traditional forms of revenue generation for obsolete, while at the same time opening up new ones. Indeed, operators are having to look beyond their core business to monetise fibre. Differentiators such as latency, symmetrical bitrates, bundling calls with streaming services, and dedicated gaming packages are all new potential sources of revenue. Then there’s the wholesale side. Opportunities exist in mobile x-haul, given the massive number of small cells required for 5G, along with revenue shares with major content suppliers. The possibilities are almost endless, but how will operators monetise their new fibre networks? Which business models will they choose and how successful will they be?

If you would like to be considered for a 12-15 minute live presentation in this webinar followed by an in-depth panel discussion with our webinar hosts (two Market Focus Committee members) please email webinars@opticalconnectionsnews.com with the following information:

  • 100 word presentation proposal
  • Company name
  • Your name and job role

All entries will be reviewed and rated by our Committee and all accepted content will be published on our website, newsletters, social media and YouTube channels. We will also publish any associated white papers where relevant. Accepted author presentation participation fee: £750

The Optical Connections webinar series is a fantastic opportunity for 4 to 5 speakers to come together to discuss the latest industry developments.

Watch on-demand – Webinar 1: Optical Communications – 4th May 2022

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Speakers include:

Stefan Voll, VP Product Management, Infinera – “Pushing Coherent Optics to the Edge”

Coherent C-band transport technology in a mobile context has been limited to backhaul scenarios. 5G and future 6G push bandwidth needs at radio units higher so that network architectures need to move beyond 25G connections. In this networking segment, coherent technologies so far could not prove in. Stefan will discuss how a new breed of subcarrier-based optical aggregation pluggable transceivers is able to change the game.

Antonio Tartaglia and Fabio Cavaliere from Ericsson – “Optimized optical solutions for mobile networks: the battle of the bands”

Mobile transport is a unique segment, conjugating the extreme cost sensitivity of access and some performance requirements typical of metro transport. Up to 25Gb/s per wavelength, we’ve been using the O-band for short reach and fiber abundant scenarios, while we have used the C-band for longer reach and fiber scarce scenarios. Two Ericsson experts exchange their views on the adoption of higher bit rates. Is the rise of 50Gb/s and 100Gb/s going to change the way we use both bands, and how?

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Speaker biographies:

Dr. Stefan Voll, VP Product Management, Infinera

Stefan is responsible for managing Infinera’s portfolio of optical modules and coherent solutions which aims to provide embedded & pluggable optical engines for optical transport applications covering metro edge to subsea. In previous roles, Stefan was responsible for various optical transport systems in Infinera, Coriant, Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens Optical, and has spent several years in sales and R&D roles for optical transport systems.

Fabio Cavaliere, Expert in Photonic Systems and Technologies, Ericsson

Fabio Cavaliere is Expert in Photonic Systems and Technologies at Ericsson, where he is responsible for the standardization strategy in optical communications.

 

 

Antonio Tartaglia, System Manager 

Antonio Tartaglia is a System Manager and Expert in Photonics at Ericsson, focusing on optical solutions for RAN and RAN transport networks.

 


 

Interested in speaking at our webinars?

The Optical Connections webinar series is a fantastic opportunity for 4 to 5 speakers to come together to discuss the latest industry developments.

If you would like to be considered for a 12-15 minute live presentation in the webinar followed by an in-depth panel discussion with our webinar hosts (two Market Focus Committee members) please email webinars@opticalconnectionsnews.com with the following information:
• 100 word presentation proposal
• Company name
• Your name and job role

All entries will be reviewed and rated by our Committee and all accepted content will be published on our website, newsletters, social media and YouTube channels. We will also publish any associated white papers where relevant. Accepted author presentation participation fee: £750


Optical Connections Webinar Series in 2021

The 2021 webinar series features previous sessions which can be viewed on-demand including:


Optical Connections welcomes the Market Focus Advisory Committee

We are delighted to welcome the industry experts who make up the Market Focus Advisory Committee to Optical Connections. The Committee is the decision-making force behind the presentation selection process and includes representatives from across the optical communications space – telecom operators, system vendors and component manufacturers to industry analyst groups and independent industry bodies.

The experienced Committee includes: Michael Lebby from Lightwave Logic, Daryl Inniss from OFS, Glenn Wellbrock from Verizon, Frank Chang from Source Photonics, Wladek Forysiak of Aston University, Industry Consultant Pierpaolo Ghiggino and Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking.