Managing the Fibre Network

Date: Thursday 15th May
Time: 14:00 CEST
Antonio Tartaglia, Ericsson
Dr. Di Liang, HPE
Junjie Li, Ph.D,  China Telecom Research Institute
– Ed Ulrichs, Director of Product Line Management, Intel’s Silicon Photonics group (SPPD)

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About this webinar

With the mass migration to fibre, new network management systems and practices are going to be required. In addition, fibre network architecture is still developing and there are some potentially radical changes in the pipeline which could redefine network management so inevitably, the questions arise, which management systems to invest in and how far to automate? In the all-copper environment, automation is well advanced, but how easily will it transfer to fibre networks? How will fault monitoring and trouble ticketing work? There will also be new traffic patterns due to sheer mobility i.e. how to automatically learn about them and how to automatically both indirectly (planning) and directly (provisioning)?

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Antonio is System Manager and well-known Expert in Photonics at Ericsson, he spent the last 24 years looking at optical technologies for telecommunications from different angles: production engineering , product development, systems design. He’s currently with Ericsson in Italy as a system manager and technologist.


Di Liang is currently a Distinguished Technologist and Research Manager at Hewlett Packard Labs in Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He leads the advanced R&D of compound semiconductor and silicon integrated photonics for high-speed communication, high-performance computing and many emerging applications. His research interests include silicon and III-V photonics, heterogeneous and monolithic integration, and nanofabrication technology. He has (co)authored more than 240 journal and conference papers, 1 edited book and 7 book chapters with over 5600 google citations, and was granted by 45 patents with another 55+ pending. He has been invited to serve as TPC chairs/members over 30 times in a number of international conferences. He is a Fellow of OSA and a senior member of IEEE.

Dr. Junjie Li has worked with China Telecom for more than 15 years in R&D and deployment of optical communication and networking technology. Currently he is Chief Expert of Optical Transport Network in China Telecom. Junjie got his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing. Junjie served as China Telecom representative in OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) from 2008 and was OIF BoD member from 2015 to 2017 and OIF NetOp (Net Operator) WG Chair from 2017 till now. Dr. Li served as a TPC member of OECC2016, OFC2018, OFC2019 and OFC2020.

Ed Ulrichs is currently director of product line management at Intel’s Silicon Photonics group (SPPD) involved in high data rate silicon photonics based optical transceivers. Prior to joining Intel, he held various positions in project and product line management at Source Photonics, responsible for several products of their transceiver portfolio such as PON, datacenter and telecom/transport interconnect solutions; last in the position as director of product line management. He holds a PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Hamburg (Microstructure Advanced Research Center), Germany.