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400G Pluggable Coherent Optics – Accelerating Validation and Deployment
Date / Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11.00 a.m. New York / 4.00 p.m. London
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Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Paul Brooks, Director - Lab & Production strategy, VIAVI Solutions

In this webinar, we will discuss the range of challenges – from photonic layer through host module management – that all need to be brought up to allow a widescale and painless deployment of 400G-class pluggable coherent modules.

Coherent optics have played a major role in DWDM transport and have been used in closed, engineered links. The emergence of pluggable digital coherent optics (DCO) is creating a more open and multi-vendor system. In this open, multi-vendor ecosystem, the demands and directions for test, validation and troubleshooting are significant. Though this started with 100G in CFP, we now see a significant ramp-up for 400G class modules with a broad range of applications, from DCI through classic DWDM transport.

Anyone interested in learning more about 400G validation and deployment should attend, including IC companies, module vendors, optical systems companies and service providers.



 

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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Paul Brooks, Director - Lab & Production strategy, VIAVI Solutions
Paul Brooks currently leads the strategy for the Viavi lab and production business unit. After a career in the Royal Navy as a weapons officer he spent time in a variety of roles with the communications test and measurement industry with a particular interest in enabling the high-speed Ethernet ecosystem. He holds a PhD in opto-electronics from the university of Southampton and lives in Southern Germany where he laments the lack of 1st class rugby!

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Kashif Hussain, Director, Solutions Marketing, VIAVI Solutions
Kashif is the Director of Solutions Marketing with VIAVI Solutions and has more than 20 years of experience in mobile networking and wireless technology. His expertise in RF, DAS, HetNets and LTE comes from developing, managing, supporting, marketing and consulting on major mobile communications projects.

His industry experience also includes various senior roles at MobileNet, Tektronix Communications, Ericsson and Nortel. Kashif has also authored patents for wireless products.

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Asaf Matatyaou, VP Solutions and Product Management, Harmonic
Asaf Matatyaou is Vice President of Solutions and Product Management for the Cable Access Business at Harmonic. In this role, Asaf is responsible for product management, strategy and solution architectures, including Harmonic’s virtual cable access solution, CableOS. Asaf has 20 years of experience as an engineer and executive in the cable industry, including roles where he led development of CMTS products and helped drive industry specifications. Asaf earned his BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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