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

14:1514:30Optical Test & Measurement of Silicon Photonics: Future-proof spectral characterization of next-gen optical componentsFrançois CounyEXFO
14:3015:00Monolithic Silicon Photonics: Innovative Solutions for Co-packaged Optical SwitchesMike Davis, VP MarketingSicoya
15:2015:40A coherent story on Integrated Photonics: Manufacturing a low-power chip for massive interconnect bandwidthNazanin ShafieeSMARTPhotonics
15:4016:00WDM Technology based Solutions for 5G Fronthaul ConnectionsDr. David WeiSONT Technologies

Tuesday 8th December

10:3010:555G and FTTH market trend in KoreaTerry KimTaihan Fiberoptics
10:5511.25Senko – An Introduction to our Wireless Connectivity RangeMike MilnesSenko
11:2511:30Ciena WaveLogic 5. Now you’re ready for more.Ciena
11:3011:45Electro-optical qualification of Next-Gen TransceiversAldo GutierrezEXFO
14:3514:40Industry Award Winner AnnouncementECOC TVECOC TV
14:4014:45Industry Award Winner AnnouncementECOC TVECOC TV
14:4515:00The changing landscape of data centers: what’s in store for high-speed pluggable transceiversAnabel AlarconEXFO
15:0015:15A Transformative Architecture with Point-to-Multipoint Optics (XR Optics)”Fady Masoud, Solutions Marketing DirectorInfinera
15:1515:30ROADMs at the Edge of the NetworkRajkumar Nagarajan, Product Line Management, Transport Subsystems, LumentumLumentum
18:5519:00Industry Award Winner AnnouncementECOC TVECOC TV
19:0019:05Industry Award Winner AnnouncementECOC TVECOC TV

Wednesday 9th December

10:0012:00EPIC Tech WatchMark 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
12:5513:10New MAP-300 modules and featuresPaul AvisonVIAVI
13:1013:25POLS: a revolution in datacenter interconnectsRichard Riffel – Vice President, Amplifier and Linecard Product LineII-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.


15:40~16:00 (CET)

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