The ECOC Exhibition is the key meeting place for everyone in the fibre optic communication technology industry, attracting over 6,500 decision-makers from across the industry. in 2023, the event takes place at the SEC Glashow, in Scotland from 2-4 October.

What’s on at ECOC Exhibition 2023

Join colleagues, customers, peers, and international exhibitors for three days of networking, learning, and business development

  • Your free exhibition pass includes entrance to the exhibition hall for three full days, allowing you to meet with 270+ exhibiting companies
  • Our Market Focus theatre offers three days of unrivaled content with 30+ presentations from innovative optics companies discussing key market issues. Check the timetable for details
  • The Product Focus theatre showcases innovative product presentations and live demonstrations. Stay up-to-date with the latest products. View the timetable for more information
  • Attend the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards ceremony and hear the winners announced live.
  • The FTTx Focus area brings together the very latest fibre to the ‘x’ in a dedicated area, showcasing a range of products
  • Network with over 3,500 professionals from the industry, sharing knowledge, discussing trends, and fostering business connections


Covering everything from datacentres, photonics integrations and digital silicon photonics to fibre access, service and content provide optical transmission, Market Focus showcases the very latest news and developments from leading organisations within the fibre optics community.



This year we are pleased to bring back our Product Focus Theatre, which launched in 2020 and focuses on showcasing the latest innovative products.



The Industry Awards feature the following categories: Data Centre Innovation/Best Product, Innovative FTTx Product, Most Innovative Product, Optical Integration (SiPh and/or other), Optical Transport Award, and Best Fibre/ Fibre Component Product.

The finalists for the 2023 awards have now been announced and can be found on our Awards page.


9th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres

Tuesday 3rd October 2023, 08:30 – 17:30
Hall 1, SEC Glasgow, Scotland

To celebrate a decade since this symposium was founded, this special 9th annual symposium in this series, co-located with ECOC 2023, will be completely free to all interested attendees. It is sponsored by the European Commission and UK and European companies to allow access to engineers, researchers, scientists, exhibitors and anyone with an interest in hearing the latest disruptive technology developments in this ever-widening field including:

  • Co-packaged Optics and Near Packaged Optics
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits and advanced packaging
  • Quantum computation and communication
  • Optical computing and neuromorphic networks
  • CHIPS Act: the race for technological sovereignty in semiconductor industry
  • Optical interconnect in extreme environments including immersion coolant, cryogenic and high temperature
  • Advances in optical connectors and cables

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ECOC 2023: OIF to achieve milestone with largest ever multi-vendor interoperability demo

OIF is planning to showcase its largest-ever multi-vendor interoperability demonstration at ECOC 2023.

39 companies will participate in live and static interoperability demos at OIF’s booth #304, highlighting advancements in four key technology areas: 400ZR+ optics, Co-Packaging solutions, Common Electrical I/O (CEI) CEI-112G & CEI-224G channels and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations. OIF first announced a 400ZR coherent optical interface Implementation Agreement (IA) back in April 2020, and the first 3.2T CPO IA in April 2023.

The collaborative efforts of OIF’s network operator, system vendor, component vendor and test equipment vendor members will be on display, illustrating their contributions in driving the adoption of technologies for both present and future networks. OIF member companies participating in the demo are Adtran; Alphawave Semi; Amphenol; Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.; Broadcom Inc.; Cadence Design Systems, Inc.; Casela Technologies; Ciena; Cisco Systems; Coherent; Credo Technology Group; Eoptolink; EXFO; Fujitsu Optical Components; Hisense Broadband; Infinera; Juniper Networks; Keysight Technologies; Linktel Technologies; Lumentum; MACOM Technology Solutions; Molex; MultiLane, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Nokia; O-Net Technologies; Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc.; Quantifi Photonics; Samtec; Semtech; Senko Advanced Components; Sicoya; Source Photonics; Sumitomo Electric Industries; Synopsys; Telefonica S.A.; VIAVI Solutions and Wilder Technologies. The interoperability demo is supported by participating companies Telefonica and LightRiver. Telefonica is the hosting consulting network operator, and LightRiver is a host for technology-specific pre-demonstration integration testing. Additionally, during ECOC, OIF will continue its commemoration of 25 years dedicated to driving meaningful progress in the industry.

“OIF stands at the forefront of critical multi-vendor interoperability efforts, driving the industry’s evolution and providing the transformative technical solutions to meet the rapidly growing demand for broadband access,” said Mike Klempa, Alphawave semi and chair of the OIF Physical & Link Layer Interoperability Working Group. “As a member-driven organization, our work remains at the cutting edge, aligned with the industry’s needs and fostering collaboration to accelerate product development and solutions to market. For 25 years, we have been instrumental in facilitating industry progress. This year’s largest-ever demo underscores the vital role we play in shaping the network and the significance of our work in advancing the industry overall.”

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Along with our extremely popular Market Focus theatre, you can see the latest products in the Product Focus Theatre and watch as the winners of the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards are announced.

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