Market Focus

The ECOC Market Focus has grown over the past 15 years to become one of the focal points of the show and a popular platform to gain industry knowledge and insight into the latest technologies available.

Covering everything from datacentres, photonics integrations and digital silicon photonics to fibre access, service and content provide optical transmission, Market Focus, sponsored by Marvell, showcases the very latest news and developments from leading organisations within the fibre optics community.

Catch up on the sessions from 2021 at the Virtual Catch Up

We are pleased to share the full speaker line-up and session details for this year’s Market Focus. Hear from companies including Intel, Corning, Marvell, Lightwave Logic, Arista, OIF, Infinera, II-VI and lots more!

Market Focus at Virtual Catch Up – Timetable  2021    Full session details


Market Focus in 2022

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Highlights from Market Focus 2021 live in Bordeaux, France

  • "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

ECOC Exhibition Market Focus 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.

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 Source Photonics,  industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail and Bill Ring from Voyant Photonics.


Per Danielsen (1955 – 2019)
Committee Chairman

We sadly lost an exceptional person and great friend. Per has been the main driver behind this very forum; an idea that grew from humble beginnings in 2006 to what is now one of the most exciting market meeting of the Industry and a key feature of one of the most important Optical Technology Conferences and Exhibitions in the world. Market Focus exists thanks to his vision, technological competence, dedication and drive. He will be greatly missed.

Highlights from Market Focus 2019

Market Focus Presentations 2019

Some of the excellent presentations from across the three days of the event are now available to download.

Please note: not all presentations will be available due to author permissions. We are awaiting approval to publish some of the remaining presentations, so if there are any specific sessions you are waiting for please do contact the Marketing Team and we will endeavor to obtain these as soon as we can.

Download the Market Focus presentations