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"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, 2015)

Market Focus 

Market Focus is one of the most popular areas of the exhibition, attracting over 3,100 people to the sessions across the three days. Celebrating its 10th successful year, Market Focus 2016 featured 27 different business focused presentations focusing on:

• Mass-market broadband access
• Datacentres: optics in cloud computing
• Service Provider of Optical Transmission
• Optical network agility / SDN
• Photonic Integration and Digital Silicon Photonics
• Packet Optical Transport.


Market Focus Presentations - download now

In 2016 Market Focus featured presentations from leading companies including Intel, Ovum, Cignal AI, LightCounting, Huawei, Deutsche Telekom, Lumentum, Ericsson, Facebook, NeoPhotonics, BT and FTTH Council Europe.
Market Focus presentations - now available 
You can now download some of the excellent presentations from this years Market Focus.  Please note that this can take up to three weeks to obtain permissions from the speaker and not all companies will allow us to share their presentations.

Market Focus Call for Speakers 2017

The Call for Speakers for ECOC Exhibition 2017 will be announced in April. If you would like to receive the Call for Speakers flyer, please email
Market Focus 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, other members include: Pierpaolo Ghiggino of Dat@comms, Wladek Forysiak of Aston University, Hartwig Tauber from FTTH Council Europe, Shoichi Hanatini from Hitachi, Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking, Philippe Chanclou from Orange, Joeri Van Bogaert from LEONI, 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.