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OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

LOS ANGELES -- OFC/NFOEC 2011 -- We won't clutter this visual treat with a lot of text. Per our earlier photo essay -- OSA 2011: In Pictures -- we're keeping the verbiage minimal and the photos razor sharp.

Click on the pic below to launch the slideshow. Navigate through the photos by using the arrows above each pic:

Testing Demo Some of the many companies and organizations represented in this photo essay include AboveNet Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU) and Nokia Networks .

Also, don't miss the rest of our coverage of OFC/NFOEC. The newswires, stories, blogs and videos are all right here.

The photos were taken by Amanda C. Edwards/Getty Images. The captions aren't her fault.

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 5:10:47 PM
re: OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

Yeah, the only vendors at the show were rolling on 18-wheels. I think it's easier for them to use trucks to bring demos to several shows, customer sites, etc. The components vendors mostly had small booths where you could sit and talk.

Gabriel Brown 12/5/2012 | 5:10:47 PM
re: OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

If you exhibit at OFC it's basically a truck of your own, then? Booths, not so much?

tprice5 12/5/2012 | 5:10:45 PM
re: OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

From the majority of the vendor pix it looks like the North American tractor trailer show. 18-wheelers are great for traveling road shows Call me old fashioned, but I like open booths that by their very design invite attendees in learn more about your company and its products/services.

FbytF 12/5/2012 | 5:10:44 PM
re: OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

Maybe next years show should be held at the RV Park down by the river.....or maybe one of the big truck stops out west, sure would cut down on hotel costs and pricey convention center sushi. 

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 5:10:44 PM
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Ha! You've got a good point. Keep in mind, though, the focus here was really the components vendors and their product roadmaps. So while it helped to have some systems to see the whole ecosystem working -- like Ciena's 100G demo -- this show is still very much about academic discussions and standards meetings.

In that spirit, look for my interview of Scott Wilkinson tomorrow where we'll pick up on this idea that there really isn't a North American systems show of record anymore.


DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 5:10:40 PM
re: OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures

You can charge whatever you want for sushi prepared in a convention hall -- I won't risk it. I want my travel food boiled or canned, please.

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