14:0514:25The 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.
14:3014:50Addressing 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.
14:5515:15Addressing Intra-Datacenter Bandwidth Challenges with Coherent Technology – Eric Maniloff, Systems Architect, Ciena
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.
15:2015:40The 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
15:4516:05800G 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.
16:1016:30CMIS – 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.
16:3516:55Fiber 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.

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