What's new for 2019?
This year you can expect a streamlined agenda talking about the need-to-know issues, powered by Heavy Reading to deliver tangible insights.
- Network Visibility, Management & Intelligence
- Data Centre Interconnect
- 5G Evolution & Network
- Transformation led by Light Reading
- Next-Gen Applications, Security & Subsea
NEW INTERACTIVE FEATURES
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.
Panels, Design Workshops & Live Interviews
Technical Poster Presentations
NEW FOCUS AREAS
Reducing Cost Per Byte
Carrier, Vendor & Hyperscaler Roadmaps
Open Source Approaches
Capacity Increase Strategies
Optimal Data Centre Connectivity
Subsea Cable Architecture
Monitoring & Automation
Metro & Long-haul Competencies
Download the event guide for information on the key themes, what to expect, challenges and strategies, attendee break-down and much more!
NEW AWARDS CATEGORIES
We've updated the awards so that we are truly reflecting the very best in operational achievements, innovation and excellence in the industry.
Best Data Centre Connect Vendor
This award will recognize the company who has provided the most effective DCI optical product.
Best Optical Component Vendor
This award will recognize the best optical component provider.
Best All Rounder
This award will recognize the efforts of the vendor that has provided the best all-round support and integration of solution.
Best New Gamechanger or Innovation
This award will recognize the product, solution or application that has shaken up the industry and is making headlines in the right way.
Best Global Optical Service Provider
This award will recognize the carrier that has provided the most effective optical networking.
Best Data Centre Operator
This award will recognize the best operator of data centre services to meet customer needs.
Best Forward Thinker
This award will recognize the telco operator that has taken steps to prep network services to meet new demands.
People’s Choice Award
This award will recognize an individual that has gone over and beyond in successful endeavours in whatever niche of the optical networks field they work in.