The ECOC Exhibition is the key meeting place for everyone in the fibre optic communication technology industry and over the years we have developed a series of sessions and free-to-attend features that are designed to enhance your ECOC experience. From informative Market Focus presentations from leading industry professionals to free training sessions covering the latest in fibre optic testing and fusion splicing, the exhibition hall is the perfect place to meet with colleagues, collect information on the latest product releases from our exhibitors and find out about new technologies and future visions for the industry.

Market Focus

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.
The timetable and full speaker line up is now available to view online.

Market Focus 2019


Training Zone

A mixture of practical, hands-on sessions and expert advice, the Training Zone gives you the chance to cover some of the key techniques of fibre optic testing and fusion splicing. Run in conjunction with CTTS, our expert training team bring their years of industry experience to ECOC to share their knowledge.

Small group sizes, with a maximum of 12 attendees per session, mean you get more one to one support, so you can ask questions and get advice and take away new skills that you can put to use back at your workplace.

In 2018 the ever-popular Training Zone was once again full to capacity, with a fully-booked session on passive optical networking and fibre splicing proving the importance training will play in the mass deployment of fibre.

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Modern fusion splicing techniques using hand held fusion splicers

Learn the fundamentals and make comparisons of the operation of these new machines

Passive Optical Network testing using PON optimised OTDRs

Discover how to test these demanding networks, how to configure the test equipment, understand the various stages of testing and test points



Passive Optical Network Testing using Bidirectional Smart Testers

Find out how to use Bidirectional Smart Testers for PON testing

Fibre Optic Testing workshop covering acceptance to commissioning testing

Learn the basics of fibre optic cable acceptance, post installation testing and the commissioning of optical fibres at operational wavelengths.

FTTX Centre

The FTTx Centre, created in association with CTTS Training, brings together the very latest fibre to the ‘x’ in eleven dedicated zones each focusing on a specific area of fibre, showcasing a range of products in specially-designed feature area within the exhibition hall.

Live demonstrations will also take place within the FTTx Centre including Air Blown Fibre Technology and Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON), fibre blowing, microduct calibration and testing, fibre splicing and activation testing, as well as explanation and demonstration of key ISP and OSP equipment deployed in the modern FTTH networks.

Exhibiting at ECOC 2019? You can display your products within the FTTx Centre free of charge. Find full details within our Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities section.

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  • The FTTx Centre shows a good overview about actual technology for networking in terms of glass fibre technology

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Plan your time in advance

We know your time in the exhibition is important – with sessions to attend and exhibitors to meet, it can be difficult to keep track of what is on when! Our Daily Planner helps you create your own plan for each day of the event, add the Market Focus sessions, training or demonstrations you want to see along with a shortlist of exhibitors you want to visit, then simply input your email to receive your personal plan – or add to your calendar.

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Save time at the show and pre-register

Pre-register by to get your e-badge in advance and save onsite queuing time!

Registration for ECOC Exhibition 2019 will open in May, to be notified or to register your interest in attending please subscribe to our event news updates.

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Highlights from 2018

Find out what you missed at the event in 2018 with our highlights, videos and photo coverage. You can also read our daily show reports and see what’s happening in the industry.

2018 Highlights