Optical Networking Digital Symposium Day 2

Day 2 of our Optical Networking Digital Symposium

Simon Stanley

September 14, 2023

3h 15m View
Optical Networking Digital Symposium Day 2

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Duration: 3h 15m

Optical Networking Digital Symposium Day 2 Session 1: Systems Considerations for Coherent Routing - September 14, 2023

This session focuses on systems-level requirements and considerations for communications services providers (CSPs) implementing coherent routing.

Topics will include:

  • Multi-layer and multivendor control and management: are we there yet?

  • Plug-to host-interoperability – defining the Common management interface specification (CMIS)

  • How to address mixed IP and OTN environments

  • Hardware and software requirements for an open optical line system (OLS)

  • Higher performance coherent pluggables for complex CSP networks


  • Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst, Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading

  • Kumar Reddy, Director Technical Marketing, Cisco

  • Olivier Renais, Optical Transport Network Architect, Orange 

  • Oscar Gonzalez de Dios, Expert, Telefonica

  • Moran Roth, Director, Product Management, Juniper

Optical Networking Digital Symposium Day 2 Session 2: Expanding the Metro, Regional, and Long-Haul, Capacity and Reach - September 14, 2023

As 800G upgrades are rolling out across the globe we will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by these developments.

Topics will include:

  • Metro, regional, and long-haul networks: what are the current trends and the trade-offs between embedded and pluggable coherent solutions?

  • The latest DSP and optical developments for 1.2 T and 1.6 T coherent interfaces and the benefits they bring

  • Driving capacity and spectral efficiency: Opportunities and challenges

  • Where next? How close are we getting to the Shannon Limit?


  • Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading

  • Prasanna Sundaram, Director Optical and Fibre Network Engineering, Colt Technology Services 

  • Serge Melle, Director, Optical Networks Product Marketing, Nokia Optical Networks

  • Francois Moore, Optical Strategist, Fujitsu Networks Communications

  • Sumit Chatterjee, Telecommunications Specialist, Airtel

About the Author(s)

Simon Stanley

Simon Stanley is Founder and Principal Consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd., an independent market analyst and consulting company based in the U.K. His work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors, and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies. Simon has written extensively for Heavy Reading and Light Reading. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including LTE, Policy Management, SDN/NFV, IMS, ATCA, 100/400G optical components, multicore processors, switch chipsets, network processors, and optical transport. He has also run several Light Reading events covering Next Generation network components and ATCA.

Prior to founding Earlswood Marketing, Simon spent more than 15 years in product marketing and business management. He has held senior positions with Fujitsu, National Semiconductor, and U.K. startup ClearSpeed, covering networking, personal systems, and graphics in Europe, North America, and Japan. Simon has spent over 30 years in the electronics industry, including several years designing CPU-based systems, before moving into semiconductor marketing. In 1983, Stanley earned a Bachelor's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.

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