Optical Connections Webinar Series 2021

Optical Connections is pleased to announce our brand new webinar series for 2021. Developed in conjunction with the Market Focus Committee the webinar program will kick off in March 2021, with a live session covering the hot topic of 5G. The 2021 webinar series also features sessions including:

  • Size is everything: on-board optics – May 2021
  • Network automation – July 2021
  • The Year Ahead – expert predictions

We have a number of opportunities to get involved – enter our Call for Speakers or find out about webinar sponsorship, further details below.

Register your interest in attending

Close to the Edge: Fibre for any-haul in 5G access networks

Date: Wednesday 31st March 2021
Time: TBC

The webinar will bring together key companies that are influencing the direction of the technology, products, and manufacturing.  The goal is to review what is hot and topical today but also with a view on the next 5-10 years as enablers to maintain competitiveness in the segment. Included will be perspectives on standards/MSA as well as the market environment.

Already, we are seeing key metrics such as high volume, integration, low power consumption, high speed, electronic enhancement and support of photonics (coding, FEC, dispersion, timing etc) with DSPs to name a few; become important to all stakeholders up and down the value chain of the industry.  Further, as everything advances as we would expect, the make-up and nature of the industry will evolve quickly also and these webinars will review not only the technology perspective but also how the industry can support future challenges and opportunities over the next decade.

We will complete the webinar with a panel session of the speakers and provide thoughtful questions by the moderator/session chair on issues both today and in the near future.

How to register to attend
Register your interest in attending using the link below, and we will notify you as soon the webinar registration opens in early March.

Register your interest in attending

Call for Speakers now open…

The Close to the Edge: Fibre for any-haul in 5G access networks webinar is a fantastic opportunity for 4 to 5 speakers within this field to come together to discuss the latest developments in 5G.

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 submit the following information to john.steward@opticalconnectionsnews.com

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

Deadline: Friday 26th February

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.

Please contact John Steward (webinars@opticalconnectionsnews.com) for further details including the participation fee for accepted proposals.

Webinar sponsorship

Sponsorship of one or more of our 2021 webinar series will provide you with the opportunity to reach a targetted audience with a specific interest in the topic area. If you are interested in finding out more about our sponsorship package please email webinars@opticalconnectionsnews.com to request further details.

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, Pierpaolo Ghiggino of NIS Ltd,  Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking, and industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail.