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Pre-Conference Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 11:00 120 mins
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The Optical Masterclass Series
The Optical Masterclass Series – The Optical Internetworking Forum

In this workshop, hear how the OIF is assuring interoperability in open, agile, next-generation optical networks. Hear from OIF experts on critical projects and more.

  • Welcome & overview
  • Updates, learning & education on 400ZR, CEI, FlexE & SDN projects
  • Summary & closing
11:00 - 12:30 90 mins
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The Optical Masterclass Series
The Optical Masterclass Series – SM-Optics

In this workshop, SM-Optics will discuss how they have been able to facilitate technologies for enhanced networks. Key highlights of the session will cover:

  • Micro-ROADM
  • Software reconfigurable nodes & networks
  • How will metro networks need to be addressed differently?
12:30 - 13:45 75 mins
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Welcome Lunch featuring Lunchtime Briefing
  • Lunchtime Briefing Jimmy Yu - Vice President - Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul & Optical Transport, Dell’Oro Group
  • Lunchtime Briefing Tim Doiron - Principal Analyst - Intelligent Networking, ACG Research

13:00 - 13:30

Ask The Analyst

To kick start the important discussions, take the opportunity to ask our expert panel of analysts, their thoughts on upcoming trends, new technologies and their thoughts on what they predict to be the key operational priorities in the short and long term, in an informal lunchtime setting. 

13:45 - 14:00 15 mins
Plenary
Chair's Welcome Address
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Plenary
Taking Stock I A market overview of the optical networks industry
  • Ian Redpath - Practise Leader - Components, Transport & Routing, Ovum

Opening the afternoon proceedings, we assess the current market pain points, what’s on the horizon for new technology & innovation and predictions around potential shifts in customer demands in the upcoming months.

  1. Outlining the major challenges faced by optical networks in the last year
  2. A roundup of some of the key optical deployment projects & their successes
  3. What capabilities are we adding to the networks to stay current?
  4. What can the industry expect in relation to optical network trends, technology and innovation?
  5. Prediction for key investment areas
14:20 - 14:40 20 mins
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Principal Partner Keynote
14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
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The Carrier Roadmap I Discussing the lessons learnt from the successes & challenges in network operations & predictions about their next steps

In this discussion, we bring together some of the key players in the industry to discuss their operational priorities, what they anticipate to be the largest challenges and their ideal blueprint as the industry moves closer to the 5G evolution.

  • Key takeaways from network transformation in the last 12 months
  • How are these takeaways affecting the wider optical network ecosystem?
  • What’s the priority – costs or network efficiency?
  • Challenges to remain flexible in an ever-evolving technology landscape
  • 5G – the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Are we upgrading entire network infrastructure or focusing on components only?
15:20 - 15:35 15 mins
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Diamond Partner Keynote
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
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View From A Carrier I Lessons learnt from network development and application integration

In this case study, hear from one of the industry leaders as they discuss recent experiences about network transformation, as they move towards creating a more consolidated and unified interface.

  • How has the network matured? What was the evolution of legacy networks?
  • Focusing applications to suit service requirements
  • Simplifying networks – being less hard-ware centric? Driving troubleshooting and automation? Removing entire layers?
15:55 - 16:25 30 mins
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Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking
16:25 - 16:40 15 mins
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Platinum Partner Presentation
16:40 - 17:20 40 mins
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An Adaptive Network I Strategies to deliver coherent transmission

In this discussion, we will bring together the optical networks value chain to discuss some of the crucial issues that have been faced by optical networks in the last 12 months. The conversation will focus on the operational priorities for enhanced network performance, a reality check on the integration of new solutions & applications, and what this means for planning & delivery in the months ahead.

  • What is the evolution required to make networks coherent with transmission?
  • Cutting costs – striking a balance between lowering OPEX & delivering high quality transmissions
  • How can you get a multi-vendor, standardized network with carrier cooperation?
  • The impact of distance – metro vs long haul considerations
  • Timescales – upgrades and turnaround of measurable network improvements
  • Ensuring consistency from vendor offerings to capacity-orientated solutions
  • What does this mean for the wider optical network ecosystem? 
17:20 - 17:35 15 mins
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Platinum Partner Presentation
17:35 - 18:00 25 mins
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Plenary
At the bar with....

In this informal session, hear from one of the industry leaders on their thoughts about some of the gamechangers in optical network technologies that will impact the optical networks field. Is the industry thinking too short-term?

18:00 - 18:15 15 mins
Plenary
Platinum Partner Presentation
18:15 - 18:30 15 mins
Plenary
Chair's Closing Remarks
18:30 - 20:30 120 mins
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Welcome Drinks Reception
08:00 - 09:00

Pre-Conference Registration & Coffee

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12:30 - 13:45
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Welcome Lunch featuring Lunchtime Briefing

13:00 - 13:30

Ask The Analyst

To kick start the important discussions, take the opportunity to ask our expert panel of analysts, their thoughts on upcoming trends, new technologies and their thoughts on what they predict to be the key operational priorities in the short and long term, in an informal lunchtime setting. 

  • Lunchtime Briefing Jimmy Yu - Vice President - Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul & Optical Transport, Dell’Oro Group
  • Lunchtime Briefing Tim Doiron - Principal Analyst - Intelligent Networking, ACG Research
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18:30 - 20:30
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Welcome Drinks Reception

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