Market Focus 2020

Now in its fifteenth successful year, the ECOC Market Focus has grown 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 Inphi, showcases the very latest news and developments from leading organisations within the fibre optics community.

As a virtual visitor to ECOC Exhibition you will have access to live and pre-recorded Market Focus sessions, meaning you can join and watch as many sessions as you choose, at a time that suits you, from your PC, tablet or mobile device. Hear from industry leaders from around the globe as they share almost 20 hours of insight and knowledge on technological development and the issues facing the industry. Our sessions will be moderated meaning you can still take part in polls and Q&A sessions.

2020 timetable now live!

We are pleased to share the full timetable and speaker line up for this year’s virtual Market Focus. The sessions will be a mixture of live and pre-recorded, but everything will be available after the event so you can catch up on anything you may have missed. Please note all times are CET (Central European Time).

View the full timetable     Read about our speakers  Find out more about each session


Hear from Market Focus Committee Chairman Michael Lebby, as he shares his views on Market Focus this year, as well as his tips for submitting a successful proposal

  • "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 and  industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail.


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