This seminar focuses on high-speed technology as it relates to 100 G client ports, or standardized interconnectivity points, rather than line/WDM-type ports. We will review 100 GE interfaces, including transport types, shorter reach requirements for data centers and form factor evolution, as well as high-speed pluggable optics based on multi-lane technology, which drives the need for more advanced troubleshooting procedures. As a result, best practices must cover Ethernet service activation as well as optics performance troubleshooting. Ideally, the optical transport network (OTN) is suited to higher line-rate transport technology; therefore, we will propose techniques to cover the rising need for OTN service activation based on increased OTN interface deployment as a handoff at customer premises or across operators.
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, 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.
Guylain Barlow, Senior Product Line Manager, Viavi Solutions
Guylain Barlow has been involved in the telecom industry for the past 26 years; he began his career at IBM and Nortel in product design and network engineering. For the past 14 years, his main focus has been on developing and launching new products and technologies in the test and measurement industry. Guylain has authored a number of technology whitepapers, and his experience includes international assignments in Australia and China. He has been actively involved in high-speed technologies, including 100G, since 2010.
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