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NGON & 5G Transport
8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De VersaillesParis, France
8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De Versailles,
Paris, France


10 & 12 AUGUST 2020

Brought to you by NGON & DCI World and Light Reading


Optical network innovation is at a unique crossroads. With a new normal of capacity demands and the onset of new technologies standards, operators are constantly battling with upgrading legacy infrastructure whilst opting to take advantage of new benefits that these innovations present.

Join Light Reading and NGON & DCI World for the Optical Network & Data Center Connect Digital Symposium on August 10 & 12, 2020. This digital symposium will feature leading analysts from Heavy Reading and innovative industry players pioneering the way to drive the future of optical networks.

Day 1, August 10, 2020: Data Center Connect

Session One: Data Centre Connect – Optimising Metro & Regional DCI

Cloud service performance is dependent on a data centre network with the optimum optical connectivity. Pluggable modules and 7nm coherent DSPs are rapidly changing this market, increasing optical link performance, introducing new network capabilities and optimising costs. This session will cover the latest deployments & technology developments including 400ZR, ZR+, 800G and metro DWDM

Optical Networks In The Time Of Covid-19 I Network Structure Innovations

Covid-19 has changed the way people communicate. Online webinars, meetings, summit, and direct broadcasting become the new normal. However, online communication quality and efficiency is far from satisfactory due to low network connection quality. Problems such as disconnection, voice distortion, and video blurring frequently occur, seriously degrade customer satisfaction as well as business talks of enterprises. Such poor experience reflects a large room in network quality improvement, where indexes of reliability, delay, and packet loss rate is substandard. This session will deep into new innovations and practices in optical network architecture and private line businesses and will invite global operators to discuss how to build a solid, elastic, and innovative optical network to deliver guaranteed online connection experience and accelerate business transformation.

Day 2: August 12, 2020: Optical Networking

New Revenue-Generating Opportunities for Optical Networks

Much of the optics focus centers on lowering cost per bit but technology innovation enables a differentiated and brand-new types of services. Examples of these include SDN control, machine learning, and artificial intelligence software coupled with hardware innovations, like programmable DSPs, are all enablers for a new era of optical and packet-optical services. This session will cover the new business opportunities and their associated applications with the underlying innovations to make these opportunities possible.

Optics at the Service Provider Edge

Edge computing promises new revenue opportunities for operators, but it also places new demands on networks, with the closer proximity of data and applications to the end user and for services to become more dynamic and on-demand. Networks need to be equipped to meet these capacity and agility demands with optics playing a central role to enable next-generation services. This session will cover how optical networks must evolve to support the coming edge – including both wireline edge and wireless edge-based applications.