The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

March 2012

Fiber's Future in Postdeadline Papers, But Also Demonstrated Nearterm on Show Floor

By David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 12 March 2012

OFC has become well known for many reasons, including the fact that it provides strong glimpses into the future of the fiber optics industry. This is true in the development of the technology. But it often can become clear with regard to what the markets are going to be, as well.

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Cloud Computing, Layer Consolidation Are Major Themes at Service Provider Summit

By David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 7 March 2012

Decoding the importance of cloud computing and collapsing layers in the network to make for simpler, less expensive networks were two dominant themes at the Service Provider Summit located on the OFCNFOEC 2012 show floor this morning.

Cloud computing is essential to handling peak loads of traffic, according to Verizon’s Stu Elby, who provided the keynote address. Examples Stu provided included traffic the Internal Revenue Service has to handle up to April 15 and university registration in the days leading up to the fall and spring semesters.

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OFC Plenaries: HFC on The Way Out, Moving Talk from Japan’s Sugino

By David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 7 March 2012

The 2012 OFCNFOEC plenary session this morning was highlighted by a vision into the future of cable TV and a very moving talk by Isao Sugino of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on the impact on telecommunications infrastructure of the 2011 tsunami, which he considers the worst natural disaster in Japanese history.

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Infinera's Dave Welch: People will Figure Out the Solutions

By David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 5 March 2012

There may be no one in the fiber optics industry who believes more in the ability of the optical technologist to figure out problems holding the industry back than Infinera Chief Marketing Officer Dave Welch.

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