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This year you can expect a streamlined agenda talking about the need-to-know issues, powered by Heavy Reading to deliver tangible insights.

Find out more about new event features, networking fixtures and learning opportunities at NGON & DCI World 2019.


Re-Focused Tracks
  • Network Visibility, Management & Intelligence
  • Data Centre Interconnect
  • 5G Evolution & Network
  • Transformation led by Light Reading
  • Next-Gen Applications, Security & Subsea
Dynamic Networking Opportunities
  • Ask The Analyst Lunchtime Briefing
  • Panels, Design Workshops & Live Interviews
  • Regional Round Tables
  • Technical Poster Presentations
  • VIP Closed Door Forum
Learn Something Different
  • Roadmaps from carriers, vendors and hyperscalers
  • Addressing the Shannon Limit
  • Pluggable networks
  • Network security
  • Mission critical networks
Build Your Network
  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Speed Networking
  • NGON & DCI Beach Party
  • Lunchtime Briefings
Groundbreaking Technologies
  • Exciting exhibition in full swing
  • 30+ of the industry pioneers
  • Ask questions, learn more and you might walk away with your new solution!
Heavyweight Insights
  • Partnerships with Heavy Reading, Light Reading & OIF
  • Speaker representation from around the globe
  • Hear from industry leaders on driving coherent transmissions and enabling new technology applications

What's on the agenda for 2019?

5G Evolution

How will 5G impact optical networks? What are the big operational plays that carriers and operators will need to take to ensure their architecture is fully equipped for 5G? Hear about the technologies and strategies to equip your network.

View 5G track
Reducing Costs

Hear from our industry leaders as they discuss the lessons learnt and strategy approaches they are taking to reduce operational cost output and what this means for driving network efficiency. Learn about their predictions when it comes to cost control.

Attend the panel
Increasing Capacity

The current network priority revolves around increasing bandwidth capacity. What does the gigabyte evolution tell us as we move towards 1Tb? What are the strategies in place that will assist network operators how to mitigate transmission capacity?

Listen to the discussions
Data Centre Connectivity

Moving towards the new data centre model, understand what technologies and applications that the operators are taking to drive optical connectivity inside the data centre and how they are dealing with pressures linked from capacity increase and open source models.

View quickfire showcase
Industry Roadmaps & Outlooks

Learn about the priorities for network carriers, data centre operators and hear about wider industry outlooks for the optical network industry. What are the insights informing strategy planning and what does this mean for day-to-day operations?

OVUM market outlook
Open Source Models

How is the industry driving a standardized, multi-vendor network? What are the steps to ensure maximum interoperability along the entire value chain? What are the parameters to measure the success of disaggregation principal integration?

Learn new insights
Network Automation

Discuss with fellow peers, how they are utilizing new platforms and creating a standardized singular interface to monitor, analyse and apply strategies to the network management interface to drive efficiency and increase automation in operations.

Attend live interview
Pluggable Networks

Emerging models for network operations include pluggable infrastructure. In this discussion, we bring together the key players to discuss how to strike the fine balance between architecture, network stakeholders and customer deliverables.

Hear the discussion
Network Security

Reflecting the increasing pressure to protect against the threats, we discuss the steps, strategies and technologies that carriers can integrate to mitigate risks, build traceability and the application of innovation to protect networks.

Join the conversation

New Advisory Board for 2019

To assist and guide with the most compelling topics, themes and questions to include on the 2019 agenda, we invited some of the industry's leaders to take part in our Advisory Board, where they have helped shape the key conversations to be included on our programme.

New Features for 2019

Lunchtime Briefing

Take part in our lunchtime briefing called ‘Ask The Analyst’. Speak with the industry experts as they offer guidance and thoughts for upcoming trends whilst in an informal lunchtime setting.

Regional Round Tables

As we cover all optical network hubs, join the discussions as we split these regions to discuss the key concerns and priorities in APAC, MENA, North America, Africa & LATAM markets

VIP Closed Door Forum

An invite-only session for operators and carriers as they come together to see what is keeping them up at night when it comes to the day to day and planning for long term technology integration.

The Optical Masterclass Series

As we attract key industry partners to take part at NGON & DCI World, some of those industry leaders and key players provide pre-conference workshops. In a more intimate setting, thought leaders present projects that they have been involved in, the steps taken, the lessons learnt and the takeaways they offer to the industry.

OIF Workshop

Learn how they are assuring interoperability in open, agile, next-gen optical networks


Learn how they are facilitating technologies for enhanced networks with project feedback


Meet the global optical ecosystem under 1 roof
Insights from the industry heavyweights
Create new contacts via networking events
Learn about new trends and technologies impacting your business
Interactive agenda features
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