100G and Beyond: Challenges During Deployment and Service Activation
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00:00 PM EDT / 5:00:00 PM London
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Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Wolfgang Moench, Senior Product Line Manager, Fiber Optic Business Unit, JDSU

Gregory Lietaert, Product Marketing Manager, JDSU

With the need to constantly increase bandwidth, many telecommunications operators are moving from 10G to 100G on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) networks. The shift towards 100G and B100G brings new opportunities—but also challenges during deployment and service activation. This webinar will discuss what sets 100G apart, with a focus on test and measurement for the optical layer. Topics such as fiber characterization, handling new impairments in coherent systems, challenges in mixed 10G/100G systems, and what’s next will also be discussed.


Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Sterling Perrin has more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading, is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. Perrin also authors Heavy Reading's, Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service, and the Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Semi-Annual Market Tracker. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecommunications industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press. He chairs Light Reading's ,annual Packet-Optical Transport Evolution conference and Light Reading's Next Generation Packet Transport Networks – India conference. His opinions have appeared in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, Lightwave, Telephony, CNET News, Information Week, and CIO Magazine, among many others. Perrin 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 joining IDC, Perrin 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.

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Wolfgang Moench, Senior Product Line Manager, Fiber Optic Business Unit, JDSU
Wolfgang brings to JDSU almost 30 years of experience in fiber optic test and measurement technology. He began his career at Wandel & Goltermann, where he held a position in R&D to develop optical power meters and laser sources. During his 10 years in R&D he was responsible for numerous unique and first-to-market test solutions. He also held the position of Business Development Manager at Wavetek Wandel & Goltermann, where he oversaw worldwide sales support for fiber optic handheld instruments and OTDRs. He has been a Product Line Manager for fiber optic field test solutions and optical spectrum analyzers at Acterna and JDSU since 1997. Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Technical University in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Gregory Lietaert, Product Marketing Manager, Fiber Optic Business Unit, JDSU
Gregory brings to JDSU almost 17 years of experience in fiber optic test and measurement technology. He began his career at Wavetek, where he held a position in product support specializing primarily in OTDR testing and analysis. Since 2002, he has been managing the fiber characterization product line at Acterna and JDSU, primarily focusing on high speed transmission deployment. During this period he lived in North America for a period where he was in charge of developing the fiber optic test and measurement business in the region, focusing on major service providers deploying 10G DWDM networks.

He is now involved in testing requirements as well as method and procedure definitions for 100G deployment in core or metro networks. Gregory holds a master degree in electrical engineering from Polytech’Lille engineering school in Lille, France.

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