Launching at our virtual exhibition this year, the new Product Focus Theatre focuses on the latest innovative products.
Run in conjunction with the Market Focus theatre, Product Focus allows you to hear about some of the latest innovative products and watch live demonstrations.
The Product Focus timetable can be found below
Please note: All times are CET (Central European Time)
Monday 7 December
|14:15||14:30||Optical Test & Measurement of Silicon Photonics: Future-proof spectral characterization of next-gen optical components||François Couny||EXFO|
|14:30||15:00||Monolithic Silicon Photonics: Innovative Solutions for Co-packaged Optical Switches||Mike Davis, VP Marketing||Sicoya|
|15:20||15:40||A coherent story on Integrated Photonics: Manufacturing a low-power chip for massive interconnect bandwidth||Nazanin Shafiee||SMARTPhotonics|
|15:40||16:00||WDM Technology based Solutions for 5G Fronthaul Connections||Dr. David Wei||SONT Technologies|
Tuesday 8th December
|10:30||10:55||5G and FTTH market trend in Korea||Terry Kim||Taihan Fiberoptics|
|10:55||11.25||Senko – An Introduction to our Wireless Connectivity Range||Mike Milnes||Senko|
|11:25||11:30||Ciena WaveLogic 5. Now you’re ready for more.||Ciena|
|11:30||11:45||Electro-optical qualification of Next-Gen Transceivers||Aldo Gutierrez||EXFO|
|14:35||14:40||Industry Award Winner Announcement||ECOC TV||ECOC TV|
|14:40||14:45||Industry Award Winner Announcement||ECOC TV||ECOC TV|
|14:45||15:00||The changing landscape of data centers: what’s in store for high-speed pluggable transceivers||Anabel Alarcon||EXFO|
|15:00||15:15||A Transformative Architecture with Point-to-Multipoint Optics (XR Optics)”||Fady Masoud, Solutions Marketing Director||Infinera|
|15:15||15:30||ROADMs at the Edge of the Network||Rajkumar Nagarajan, Product Line Management, Transport Subsystems, Lumentum||Lumentum|
|18:55||19:00||Industry Award Winner Announcement||ECOC TV||ECOC TV|
|19:00||19:05||Industry Award Winner Announcement||ECOC TV||ECOC TV|
Wednesday 9th December
|10:00||12:00||EPIC Tech Watch||Mark Lutkowitz, fibeReality|
Padraic Morrissey, Tyndall National Institute
Kevin Williams, TUE
Eric Mounier, Yole Développement
Sven Kruger, HUBER + SUHNER Cube Optics
Wilfried Noell, SUSS MicroOptics
Myun-Sik Kim, Axetris
Pierpaolo Boffi, Politecnico di Milano
|12:55||13:10||New MAP-300 modules and features||Paul Avison||VIAVI|
|13:10||13:25||POLS: a revolution in datacenter interconnects||Richard Riffel – Vice President, Amplifier and Linecard Product Line||II-VI|
Product Focus presentations
Monday 7th December
14:30 – 15:00 (CET)
Monolithic Silicon Photonics: Innovative Solutions for Co-packaged Optical Switches, Mike Davis, VP Marketing, Sicoya
An introduction to Sicoya’s co-integrated electronics/photonics technology for use in co-packaged optical switches
15:20- 15:40 (CET)
A coherent story on Integrated Photonics: Manufacturing a low-power chip for massive interconnect bandwidth, Nazanin Shafiee, Smart Photonics
The reality that we face around us today is: the world’s bandwidth demand is outpacing the ability of the industry to respond. This massive demand is due to the data explosion generated by the growth in areas such as social networks and digital entertainment, cloud computing, and IoT. Further, the pace of this upsurge has changed the dynamics of the market to the point that the metrics and the next-generation technology platforms are being driven by the market demand. We are seeing a transition from QSFP28/CFP transceiver modules to higher density QFSP-DD/OFSP modules. And PAM4/Coherent DWDM signalling emerging as predominant architectures for intra DC/Metro/Long Haul terminations. Join us for a conversation with Nazanin as she elaborates on why integrated photonics, and more specifically monolithic integration, is key in meeting current and future demands in datacom.
WDM Technology based Solutions for 5G Fronthaul Connections, Dr. David Wei, Chief Technology Officer , SONT Technologies
2020 is the year when 5G deployment started ramping up across the globe, with China, US, Korea being leading the pack. This presentation provides an overview on various options for connecting 5G fronthaul networks. The topic is specifically focused on types of WDM technology based solutions. Pros and Cons of managed and unmanaged fronthaul connections are also compared. Values of solutions that SONT offers to carrier customers are presented.
Tuesday 8th December
10:55 – 11:25 (CET)
An Introduction to our Wireless Connectivity Range, Mike Milnes, Wireless Connectivity, Senko
This talk will cover the evolution of Senko’s Wireless Range of Connectivity including the latest exciting developments that have been designed with the changing face of the Wireless Industry in mind. It will touch on how these products came into being and how they fit into the current and future Wireless Infrastructure
15:00 – 15:15 (CET)
A Transformative Architecture with Point-to-Multipoint Optics (XR Optics), Fady Masoud, Solutions Marketing Director, Infinera
This session describes how Point-to-Multipoint Coherent Optics (XR Optics) significantly reduce total cost of ownership (more than 70%) while dramatically simplifying the network and building a transformative and multi-generational architecture. It also briefly describes XR Optics’ deployment model and target applications
15:15 – 15:30 (CET)
ROADMs at the Edge of the Network, Rajkumar Nagarajan, Product Line Management, Transport Subsystems, Lumentum
The benefits of using ROADMs in the Metro Core and the Long Haul portion of the network are well understood. With the introduction of 5G, Edge computing and Content Caching, the last mile of the network will see increasing levels of unplanned traffic growth. Today’s fixed OADM aggregation networks do not scale well for this sort of unpredictable traffic demand, so there is a need for an Edge ROADM to enable operational flexibility and efficiency.. This presentation will discuss the requirements for Edge ROADM and will propose technology options that can be economically deployed and can lower the total cost of ownership.
Wednesday 9th December
10:00 – 12:00 (CET)
EPIC Tech Watch – EPIC Association
Introduction by Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
EPIC invites you to a two-hour trip through the whole photonics supply chain of Optical Communications. This includes component design, fabrication, packaging and test, and their deployment in current and future optical networks. This event will be EPIC style, with the energy of Jose Pozo as moderator and with the purpose of all participants, not only speakers, to answer the so called EPIC question: what can you do for the others/what can the others do for you?
12: 55 – 13:10 (CET)
New MAP-300 modules and features, Paul Avison, Solutions Consultant, VIAVI
2020 and 2021 will bring new test challenges, particularly around emerging 400G standards. VIAVI Solutions has released a range of new modules and features that provide the toolkit to test and calibrate the new families of pluggable modules.
Meet the Product Focus speakers
Aldo Gutierrez, Product Specialist, EXFO
Aldo Gutierrez is Product Specialist in Manufacturing Design and Research at EXFO. He has more than five years of experience in research and development in the field of optical communications. He has brought his expertise to around 20 international scientific conferences and has also collaborated in more than 15 peer-reviewed articles as author and coauthor. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a PhD in physics from the University of Rennes 1. At EXFO, Aldo supports and launches tactical activities related to optical spectrum analyzers, tunable filters, BER testers, optical scopes and 400G transport & datacom solutions.
Anabel Alarcon, Product Specialist, EXFO
Anabel Alarcon brings to EXFO ten years of experience on networking troubleshooting for IP, MPLS and mobile backhaul technologies, her background allowed her to be part of the support team on the most important network manufacturers on the market. Supporting different services provider’s networks across Latin America, participating on product introduction and infrastructure implementation, also becoming account dedicated engineer for the most important service provider in Mexico.
Fady Masoud, Director of Solutions Marketing, Infinera
Fady Masoud is a Director of Solutions Marketing at Infinera. His area of expertise focuses on the architecture and requirements of next-generation optical networking infrastructure. During his 25 years in the telecommunications industry, Fady has held various positions in the optical networking domain at Nortel, Ciena and now Infinera. He started as a hardware test engineer on the first OC-192 (10 Gbps) systems and then as a Systems engineer on optical metropolitan products, all combined with hands-on experience. Fady holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) and a master’s degree in systems technology (simulation of optical networks) from the Superior School of Technology (Montreal, Canada). He has written numerous publications, including books, on next-generation optical networking, including 100G, Data Center Interconnect, intelligent network evolution strategies and architecture, and on many other key topics.
François Couny, Product Line Manager, EXFO
François Couny is Product Line Manager for EXFO Optics. He started his career in 2001 as a Test & Measurement engineer at Blaze Photonics, a start-up company specialized in Photonic Crystal Fibre and completed his Ph.D. in Photonics in 2008 at the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Material at the University of Bath (UK). He went on to join Yenista Optics in 2010 with a focus on developing tuneable laser sources and spectral solutions, including an Optical Spectrum Analyzer and also an optical component tester adapted to photonic integrated circuits characterization. Since 2015, François has been PLM for Yenista Optics, now part of EXFO as EXFO Optics.
Mike Milnes, Senko
Mike leads the Wireless Connectivity side of Senko’s European team with one eye on the here and now and the other firmly looking towards the future. Graduating in 2009, he firmly believes that to get the best results for everyone involved, forming partnerships and working closely with other organisations is the way to achieve this.
Nazanin Shafiee, Business Development Manager, Smart Photonics BV
Nazanin is the Business Development Manager at Smart Photonics BV, an InP pure-play foundry based in the Netherlands. She has dedicated her career to technology commercialization and product development. She holds a Master’s degree in Materials Chemistry and was part of the first cohort of Science and Technology commercialization program in Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. She has worked on products and interfaced with clients in a broad range of industries throughout her career in her roles as Process Development and Integration Engineer to Head of Sales and Marketing. The range of industries she has interfaced with includes: medical (MEMS implants and surgical device manufacturing), space, telecom, automotive as well as agriculture.
Paul Avison, Solutions Consultant, VIAVI Solutions
Paul is a 20 plus year veteran of VIAVI Solutions. He has a background in electrical engineering and has held various business development and application engineering roles both on the component and test equipment sides of JDS Uniphase, JDSU and VIAVI Solutions. His current role is primarily supporting network equipment, component and cabling vendors to deploy VIAVI’s innovative MAP series of optical test equipment.