Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin and Infinera CEO David Heard discuss how the AI traffic boom will drive optics in data center interconnect, subsea and terrestrial telecom networks, and also open new opportunities for Infinera’s chips inside the data center itself.

Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

April 1, 2024

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Sterling Perrin

Senior Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Sterling has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport and 5G transport.

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. In addition to chairing and moderating many Light Reading events, Sterling is a NGON & DCI World Advisory Board member and past member of OFC’s N5 Market Watch Committee. Sterling is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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