|14:05||14:25||The fracturing of 400ZR: Opportunities for coherent pluggables beyond DCI – Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst, Cignal AI|
|The 400ZR standard has been wildly successful, with over 50,000 pluggable coherent 400Gbps modules shipped in 2021. The number of modules shipped is forecast to triple in 2022 as production ramps to meet demand. Vendors are now innovating with new varieties offering higher power and advanced features to build new opportunities beyond DCI. In this presentation, we will review the relative drivers and successes of different form factors (QSFP-DD/OSFP vs. CFPx), different features (ZR vs. ZR+ vs. 0dBm), and our forecast for the growth of each variety, especially as new 800Gbps pluggables emerge in 2023.|
|14:30||14:50||Addressing the Edge Computing / Data Center Infrastructure Market with Coherent Optical SoCs – Harald Graber, Chief Commercial Officer, Effect Photonics|
|Coherent pluggables with an optical System-on-Chip (SoC) can become vital in addressing the datacom and telecom sector needs for a new generation of distributed data center architectures. Combining the optical SoCs with reconfigurable DSPs and modern network orchestration and automation software will be a key to deploying edge data centers. For instance, technology trends such as 5G / IoT, CDNs, AR/VR and SDN / NFV are causing the global market for edge data centers to explode, with PWC predicting that it will nearly triple from $4 billion in 2017 to $13.5 billion in 2024.|
|14:55||15:15||Addressing Intra-Datacenter Bandwidth Challenges with Coherent Technology – Presenter to be confirmed, Ciena Corp.|
|As datacenter operators look to expand their switch fabric bandwidth, this is driving the industry towards higher bandwidth switches and switch ASICs. Transporting data between datacenters over 100km is migrating to 400Gbps per wavelength and leveraging DWDM coherent technology as the most efficient utilization of metro datacenter interconnect (DCI) fiber. Meanwhile, as the industry moves to the next generation of 51.2Tbps switch ASICs and beyond, transporting data inside the datacenter is the next area to address for cost and power efficiency. Just as in the metro DCI arena, there are several product pathways to consider for rate evolution from mechanical, power, and performance perspectives, and one of these is coherent optics. In this session, we explore the options for coherent optics inside the data center.|
|15:20||15:40||The status of 1.6T optics (standardization, technologies, timelines) – Andy Bechtelsheim, Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder, Arista|
|This talk will discuss the following topics:|
1. Timeline for 1.6T Ethernet ports with 200G Serdes
2. 1.6T OSFP and 1.6T-OSFP-XD standard status
3. 200G Lambda standard status
4. 1.6T-ZR Standard status
5. Non-silicon Photonics Developments
|15:45||16:05||800G and 1.6T Upgrade Cycles for Datacom: Continued Significance of Direct-Detection – Vipul Bhatt, VP Marketing, Datacom Vertical, II-VI Inc.|
|As data centers plan for higher-speed upgrade cycles, will the market yield to coherent technology? Recent advances in 200G/lane optics for up to 10 km reach suggest that the fundamental equilibrium between direct-detect and coherent technology will remain unchanged — direct-detect solutions will dominate intra-DC links, while coherent technology will be used for inter-DC links. We will examine the technology and business tradeoffs that confirm this equilibrium and make some predictions about how this new-but-old equilibrium will shape this exciting market.|
|16:10||16:30||CMIS – Management control of Optical Modules – Gary Nicholl, Cisco, OIF Board Member, OIF|
|CMIS (Common Management Interface Specification) is becoming the management interface of choice for next generation pluggable modules. CMIS addresses the industry need for commonality in managing pluggable modules, and it has been widely and successfully adopted across the industry. The CMIS specification was initially developed by the QSFP-DD MSA, but the OIF took over the effort at the end of 2021 with the goal of maintaining and extending the development of the specification going forward. As the complexity of pluggable modules continues to increase and the industry continues a trend towards 3rd party pluggable modules, the management interface is becoming as important an interoperability interface as the electrical and optical interfaces (where the OIF has been actively involved for many years). This talk will provide a high level overview of CMIS, explain the reasons why the effort was transferred to the OIF, discuss the current status of CMIS within the OIF and highlight some of the new CMIS features that the OIF will be working on during the upcoming year, such as adding support for co-packaging/External Laser Small Form Factor Pluggable (ELSFP) projects and electrical link training.|
|16:35||16:55||Fiber to the room: Bring Gigabit per second to everywhere in the premises – Maxim Kuschnerov Director of the Optical and Quantum Communications Laboratory, Munich, Germany, Huawei Technologies|
|With technology development in consumer electronics, innovative network services including cloud AR/VR, cloud gaming, on-line service, etc. and digitalization with intelligence of smart home trigger the needs for Gigabit broadband in premises. Besides high data throughput, other dimensions of the broadband network is also indispensable. A fibre-based in-premises networking system was proposed by ETSI ISG F5G in 2020 and roll-out in last year, and it was well accepted by those who have high network requirements. This talk will introduce the benefit of FTTR, the latest progress of standardization and deployment of FTTR, key enablers including novel fibre cable such as invisible fibre and hybrid optical fibre & electric cable, and new Wi-Fi technologies based on FTTR which optimize Wi-Fi experience.|
Meet our speakers
Scott Wilkinson, Lead Analyst, Cignal AI
Harald Graber, Chief Commercial Officer, Effect Photonics
Harald holds an MBA and has more than 20 years of experience in the optical communications industry within Tier 1 companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to EFFECT Photonics, Harald served in various senior roles in Sales, Marketing, Product Management & R&D at BWI, Coriant, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies.
Presenter to be confirmed, Ciena Corp.
Andy Bechtelsheim, Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder, Arista
Andreas “Andy” Bechtolsheim is Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Arista Networks. Previously, Andy was a Co-Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems, responsible for next generation server, storage, and network architectures. Andy received a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and was a doctoral student in Computer Engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1982. He has been honored with a Fulbright scholarship, the Stanford Entrepreneur Company of the year award, the Smithsonian Leadership Award for Innovation, the EY 2015 US Entrepreneur of the Year Award (together with Jayshree Ullal) and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Vipul Bhatt, VP Marketing, Datacom Vertical, II-VI Inc.
Mr. Vipul Bhatt is the VP of Marketing, Datacom Vertical, at II-VI Incorporated. Vipul has a track record of over 25 years of pioneering product and business development in optical networks, spanning companies such as Corning, Cisco and Inphi. He has been an active contributor to optical standards development in IEEE. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.
Gary Nicholl, Cisco, OIF Board Member, OIF
Maxim Kuschnerov Director of the Optical and Quantum Communications Laboratory, Munich, Germany, Huawei Technologies
Maxim Kuschnerov joined Huawei in 2016 and is now leading the optical research laboratories in Munich and Jena, Germany focusing on the topics of optical access, data center networks, coherent optical transceivers, optical switching, quantum security as well as optical design for automotive subsystems incl. augmented reality head up displays and intelligent headlights. He has more than 15 years of experience in optical research, development and product management, having started his career at Siemens and then working for Nokia Siemens Networks and Coriant before joining Huawei.