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Market Focus 

Market Focus is one of the most popular areas of the exhibition and this year the 29-strong Market Focus agenda will feature the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, BT, Ovum, NTT, Cisco, Source Photonics and Telefonica, among others. 

Sponsored by Inphi, the three-day series of presentations is a key part of the ECOC Exhibition with topics ranging from FTTX evolution and next-generation data centres to optics as an enabler for 5G.

With so many emerging technologies such as 5G set to explode both onto the market and our fibre networks, we are confident the presentations will be of extremely high value to our audiences, with the topics designed to provide visitors with unique and interesting takes on what is yet to come.” Beverley Lucas, Event Director at Nexus Media Events Ltd

‘Data Centres: Optics in Cloud Computing’ will kick-off this year’s Day 1 agenda with Inphi the first of six speakers which also include Facebook, II-VI, Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), Arista Networks and Luxtera. Day 2 will see the spotlight cast on ‘Photonics Integration and Digital Silicon Photonics’, with speakers from Intel, Lightwave Logic, ePIXfab, Fraunhofer KKI, Ciena, and Light Counting Market taking to the stage in the morning. The final day will be dedicated to the subject of ‘Service and Content Provider Optimal Transmission,’ with Ovum, BT, Finisar, Adva, Cisco, Huawei, NTT, China Mobile and CESNET all confirmed as participating.     

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This year’s topics have been independently selected by the ECOC Exhibition Advisory Committee which includes globally respected representatives from all aspects of the optical communications industry.  

"Market Focus sessions were very informative and on the edge .... the best attended 
part of the show in my eyes and one that got a lot of discussion afterwards
(Exhibition Visitor, 2017) 

ECOC Exhibition Advisory Committee

We are delighted to welcome back the industry experts who make up the ECOC Advisory Committee. 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.

Chaired by Per Danielsen, editor of Telekommunikation, the experienced Committee includes: Pierpaolo Ghiggino of NIS Ltd, Wladek Forysiak of Aston University, Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking, Michael Lebby from Lightwave Logic, Daryl Inniss from OFS, Glenn Wellbrock from Verizon, Frank Chang from Inphi and photonics industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail.