26-28 June 2018
Driving optical, strategic and technological innovations
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, NGON & DCI Europe 2018 is the world's leading strategic and technical optical networks event.
3 days of great content, 12 industry awards, 5 networking events and 1 beach party – join us for the biggest and best NGON event yet!
Uniting telco and data center operators under one roof
2018 ADVISORY BOARD AND KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
STAY AHEAD OF THE PACK
OPTICAL MASTERCLASS SERIES
New for 2018! Join our exclusive series of workshops, when our partners including the OIF will provide premium insights and content via innovative platforms.
CASE STUDY PANELS
New for 2018! Stakeholders within a particular project will address the challenges they faced and demonstrate how they mitigated and overcame these to achieve their goals.
Panel discussions and sessions covering an array of pressing topics, given by industry leaders within the NGON and DCI space.
The Optical Masterclass Series
New for 2018 is our exclusive series of workshops, where our partners will provide premium insights and content via innovative platforms on day one.
Light Reading Breakfast Workshop
08:45 - 10:15
Making Sense of Optical Transport Options for 5G. This breakfast workshop will explore the range of 5G xhaul transport options with the goal of mapping each to the specific requirements of the 5G RAN and anticipated applications.
The OIF Workshop
10:15 - 11:45
Learn how OIF is assuring interoperability in open, agile next generation optical networks. Get updates from OIF experts and guests on critical projects including CEI-56G and CEI-112G, FlexE, 400ZR, and Transport SDN.
11:45 - 13:20
This workshop targets the new optical micro nodes market segment and its adoption for 5G ready network, as well as fix/business applications, and how to address the expected 10 fold capacity growth with a fraction of the costs.
To 400G and Beyond
The 400G era has arrived, allowing network operators to squeeze yet more bits from of their network assets.
Network operators know it all too well; streaming video, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the evolution to 5G are all putting massive pressure on today’s networks, requiring capacity increases by orders of magnitude and the ability to respond to even greater unpredictability in traffic patterns.
Download our report to learn more.
KEY THEMES FOR 2018
EVOLVING NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
INVESTIGATING METRO, LONG-HAUL & SUBMARINE OPTICAL NETWORKS
TRANSPORT SDN AND NFV
COMMERCIALISATION OF DATA CENTER INTERCONNECT
INTRA VS. INTER DCI
EXPANDING DATA CENTER INTERCONNECT BANDWIDTH
BUILD YOUR NETWORK
20TH ANNIVERSARY BEACH PARTY
Join us to celebrate two decades of optical networking excellence, with our annual NGON Europe beach party! Network and unwind with food and drinks within a more relaxed environment and scenic backdrop.
The perfect opportunity to network with your peers and make valuable connections to follow up with throughout the show. Stick around and enjoy a drink after the event with thanks to our sponsor Ekinops.
We appreciate that attending a conference takes you away from your daily routine and going to the gym is one of them. We are taking you for a scenic social morning run and there will be a prize for the fastest runner!
SHOW FLOOR FEATURES
Meet the industry’s top innovators and discover the next big thing in optical networking on our show floor...
Our informal, fun and highly effective introduction sessions give you maximum exposure to a large number of your peers in the shortest time!
HOSTED LUNCH TABLES
Taking part in an informal setting, hosted lunch tables are a great opportunity to build relationships with your peers at the event!
Our exhibition will be home to the innovation stage, which will host an array of industry leaders providing insights into their latest research and developments.
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