Optical Connections Webinar Series 2023

Optical Connections is pleased to continue our webinar series in 2023. Developed in conjunction with the Market Focus Committee the webinar programme launched in early 2021 and we begin our 2023 series with a session on Sustainability on 29th March.

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 please email webinars@opticalconnectionsnews.com with a 100 word presentation proposal, your name, job role and company name.

Webinar 1: Sustainability
Wednesday 29th March 2023 13:00 – 15:00

Fibre is probably the most eco-friendly means of enabling telecommunications in terms of the materials used and the manufacturing processes, particularly in comparison to copper. Components such as transceivers are becoming more power-efficient, meaning things like hyperscale data centres require less power. Also, many companies are revamping their production facilities to run on renewable energy in an effort to become a more sustainable industry.

Webinar 2: Support Systems
Wednesday 21st June 2023 13:00 – 15:00

Operational and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) are vital to most aspects of efficient network operations, from performance monitoring to billing. Traditional OSS/BSS vendors are developing fibre-specific systems to make the leap from copper-based systems. Interestingly NetCracker is soon to launch a system aimed specifically at wholesale infrastructure providers, as they feel that is an area of significant growth.


Catch up on demand

Our full webinar series is available on-demand. Revisit specific speakers or watch any webinars you may have missed. The list of webinars available is below, click to find out more about each one and watch online.

Optical Connections Webinar Series in 2022

  • Webinar 1: Optical Communications – 4th May 2022
  • Webinar 2: Fibre: how to monetise? – 27th July 2022

Find out more and watch our 2022 series on-demand

Optical Connections Webinar Series in 2021

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

  • Close to the Edge: Fibre for any-haul in 5G access networks – 31st March 2021
  • Replacing the copper infrastructure – 26th May 2021
  • Managing the fibre network – 15th July 2021

Find out more and watch our 2021 series on-demand

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.