A little more conversation and a little more (Market Focus) action as we extend ECOC Exhibition to Thursday

Day Three of ECOC Exhibition 2020 might usually mean an eventual winding down of goings-on, as Market Focus sessions conclude, and booths are disassembled – but things are operating a little differently this year.

We are pleased to announce that the conversations will continue and the Market Focus and Product Focus experience relivable as select content would be made accessible for an extra day as we launch #ECOCExtra. On Thursday, sessions that attendees may have missed on Monday will be available to watch via the exhibition platform – allowing visitors to rewind and access sessions they may have missed.

Exhibitors, representatives and attendees can also continue networking through the virtual platform and maximize the opportunity to connect with the important names in the optical connections industry.

This comes amidst another bustling day of optical technology action, which started with a Product Focus session from EPIC, an industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe.

David Binder of Yamaichi Electronics was the first to carry the Market Focus baton for the day, with a presentation on Form Factors. Binder made the case for the advantages of form factors in terms of density, thermal and data rate from a connector maker’s perspective, as well as insight on how a connector maker might shape its development road map to overcome the post pluggable era.

Presentations throughout the afternoon came from VIAVI on ‘Test and validation of pluggable digital coherent optics’, and Corning, who posed the question ‘What has changed?’ to the role of optical fibre on its 50-year anniversary. The Product Focus continued on the other side of the virtual hall with a ‘New MAP-300 modules and features’ presentation from VIAVI and a ‘POLS: a revolution in datacenter interconnects’ from II-VI.

Wrapping up the day for the final Market Focus session was Cablelabs’ Alberto Campos, PhD, on the ‘Evolution of Cable Optical Access Networks’. Cable optical access evolution is driven by the ever-increasing traffic demand, greater number and diversity of services supported as well as demand on greater reliability and low latency. Campos’ presentation evaluated the implications of cable’s access network transformation on optical transport technologies and network architectures.

Make sure you logon and take advantage of ECOC 2020’s final day tomorrow by networking with colleagues and revisiting some of our earlier Market and Product Focus sessions.

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