Wednesday, March 23, 2016
8:00 AM -
Howard Kidorf, Pioneer Consulting, USA
Until recently, independent groups have engineered terrestrial and submarine networks with different design rules and with separate supplier ecosystems.
Advances in coherent modems and other agile devices for submarine and terrestrial applications are now merging the functionality of submarine and terrestrial networks.
This groundbreaking panel will explore how the resulting new equipment ecosystems and modified network architectures offer increased agility to both network engineers and equipment suppliers.
We will hear views of this transformation from new network investors (e.g., Google, Facebook, Microsoft), the challenged traditional carriers, submarine system suppliers throughout the supply chain, and terrestrial equipment suppliers.
This panel will tackle the elimination of sub-sea backhaul, “open” undersea cables, commercial and contracting difficulties, upgrade economics, and the new technologies that will challenge yesterday’s view of network architecture.
Tim Stuch; Microsoft, USA
Olivier Courtois; Alcatel-Lucent, France
Herve Fevrier; Xtera, USA
Scott Jackson, Infinera, USA
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, USA