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OFC in Pictures

The OFC wraps up today and, though our hangovers have not yet worn off, we're pleased to present some of the sights of this year's show. (As usual, thanks to the ban on cameras on the show floor, it wasn't easy.) First, some observations:

Judging by the number of times we journalists were asked for our industry predictions, it's clear that the industry is in a perpetual state of status checking and is clueless as to what's coming next. (Why would we know? Aren't you the ones talking to service providers? Or maybe you're not and that's what you're letting on.)

Kamelian Ltd. CEO Paul May had it right: What the industry needs is fewer companies, not more. Yet, somehow, components companies littered the ground like confetti on New Year's morning.

But they do get credit for trying. As the smoky-voiced Wendell Weeks, president of Corning Inc.'s (NYSE: GLW) optical communications business, says, "The only people in telecom who look smart are those that didn't do anything – and that's not the way you win."

On the trade show floor, the companies were more subdued and the event much better organized than last year.

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Steve Saunders 12/4/2012 | 10:44:50 PM
re: OFC in Pictures "How does one get invited to your party next year, or maybe at supercomm or nfoec this year?"

Just follow the gang from Teem.
10gliteguy 12/4/2012 | 10:44:50 PM
re: OFC in Pictures How does one get invited to your party next year, or maybe at supercomm or nfoec this year? I should be at both.

Enjoyed the conference, but a few more pictures from the floor would of been nice.

thanks
ODH 12/4/2012 | 10:44:49 PM
re: OFC in Pictures
Although it could be an "Optical Illusion", it sure looks like the "Bubble".
arizona 12/4/2012 | 10:44:48 PM
re: OFC in Pictures But what holds it up? Hot air?
changxj 12/4/2012 | 10:44:48 PM
re: OFC in Pictures "connecting the world"
maryhadalambda 12/4/2012 | 10:44:48 PM
re: OFC in Pictures A transparent, global, mesh-architecture network is finally available.
sjd5 12/4/2012 | 10:44:47 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Fluffdome
Belzebutt 12/4/2012 | 10:44:47 PM
re: OFC in Pictures "Telecom engineers wait in line hoping for a spot in the Biosphere - food and shelter provided for two years"
dodo 12/4/2012 | 10:44:46 PM
re: OFC in Pictures Northern hemisphere networked in a mesh
red_shift 12/4/2012 | 10:44:46 PM
re: OFC in Pictures "Saran Wrap forays into the home and garden market with its signature do-it-yourself outdoor gazebo - the suburban EPCOT."
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