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Expanding Service Provider Applications for Pluggable Coherent Optics
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Tom Williams, Senior Director of Marketing, Acacia Communications

Coherent technology continues to move into a broader range of applications as increasing bandwidth is required to support growing consumer demand. 100G coherent technology was initially adopted by carriers for long-haul dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks because of its spectral efficiency and reach compared to the previous generation of 10G (non-coherent) systems. More recently, through design optimization, pluggable coherent solutions have moved into metro applications where size and power are critical factors. Today, pluggable coherent solutions support a wide range of applications in a compact, CFP2-DCO form factor that is power efficient. As SDN and NFV become more prevalent, these coherent solutions are expected to become more widely adopted.

This Light Reading webinar explores the future of coherent technologies with a specific focus on service provider applications and benefits. Key topics in this webcast will include:

  • Latest coherent trends and architectures
  • How coherent pluggables improve the delivery of long haul, metro, DCI, Remote PHY, 5G and ZR applications
  • Features supported by pluggable coherent technology solutions



Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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Tom Williams, Senior Director of Marketing, Acacia Communications
Tom Williams is Senior Director of Marketing at Acacia Communications. Prior to Acacia, Tom spent 14 years at Optium and Finisar Corporations, where he held various management roles, including Director of Product Line Management for high-speed (>100G) transmission products. Tom has also held positions at Lucent Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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Stephen Laufer, Global Network & OSS Solutions, IBM
Stephen Laufer is an Associate Partner in the Network and OSS practice in the Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Center of Competence. He brings more than 30 years of in depth telco strategy, architecture and execution experience across diverse lines of business, including fixed, mobile and enterprise. He has additional experience in billing/charging, CRM and order management. Prior to his current role, Stephen was the MEA Telco Industry Solutions Sales Leader for Network and OSS, where he led all telco network and OSS business and major initiatives across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

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Steven Teitzel, Global Solution Executive, IBM
Steven Teitzel is a Global Solution Executive at IBM for Network and OSS Transformation within IBM's Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry. He is responsible for the strategy and business development for IBM cloud-based networking with NFV/SDN, OSS and security enabling network and OSS transformations. He applies cognitive analytics, cloud, assurance and agile DevOps to build IBM cloud-based networking for the service provider network operations and infrastructure to take out cost and drive monetization of the network. Steven has been with IBM for 35 years as a solution executive, a Managing Principal, Principal, consultant and architect within IBM Sales and Global Services for IT Strategy, Networking and Service Management.

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