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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.

NGON & DCI World is the number one meeting place for the optical networking industry. This year you can expect a streamlined agenda talking about the need-to-know issues, powered by Heavy Reading to deliver tangible insights. We have more bespoke networking sessions than ever before allowing you to meet the right people, and an exciting exhibition with all the major innovation players.

NEW TRACKS


  • Network Visibility, Management & Intelligence
  • Data Centre Interconnect
  • 5G Evolution & Network
  • Transformation led by Light Reading
  • Next-Gen Applications, Security & Subsea

NEW INTERACTIVE FEATURES

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.

Panels, Design Workshops & Live Interviews
Technical Poster Presentations
Product Demonstrations

NEW FOCUS AREAS

Enabling 5G
Reducing Cost Per Byte
Carrier, Vendor & Hyperscaler Roadmaps
Open Source Approaches
Capacity Increase Strategies
Optimal Data Centre Connectivity
Disaggregation Strategies
SDN Toolsets
Subsea Cable Architecture
Network Security
Monitoring & Automation
Metro & Long-haul Competencies

NEW BROCHURE


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.