• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

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The 2025 OFC Conference and Exhibition

Explore the Thriving and Ever-Expanding Optical Communications and Networking Industry

The 2025 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is back to solidify its status as the premier global event for optical networking and communications. 

With over 13,500 expected registrants from 83+ countries, a showcase of more than 700 exhibiting global companies, and hundreds of sessions with industry-renowned and invited speakers, OFC 2025 is the main event and unparalleled gathering for industry professionals and the global hub for innovation and collaboration.

Topics such as 1.6 Terabit, AI, Coherent PON, Linear Pluggable Optics (LPO), multicore fiber, data center technology and quantum networking will capture the interest of industry leaders, experts, academia, media, analysts and students worldwide, facilitating the exploration of the latest advancements in optical communications and networking technology.

Plenary Session

Esteemed industry luminaries will headline the event. These distinguished speakers will explore cutting-edge technologies, and provide invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of optical communications and networking. 

Exhibition

The exhibition will feature more than 700 industry-leading companies representing the entire ecosystem of optical communications and networking. Attendees have the opportunity to explore groundbreaking technologies, innovative optical networking solutions, specialty fiber products, optical components, devices, systems, test equipment and software.

As a global event, OFC provides startups with the opportunity to debut while industry leaders set the pace for the future. It includes unveiling pioneering trends that will define the industry’s trajectory and offer solutions to critical global issues such as quantum networking, artificial intelligence (AI), space optics and data-center connectivity.

OFCnet

OFCnet, the show floors live high-speed optical network introduced in 2022, plays a pivotal role in facilitating collaboration between exhibitors, research laboratories and commercial ventures. With expanded emerging technology demonstrations, OFCnet showcases the latest innovations from research to commercial deployment, underscoring the significant role these innovations play in driving the future of optical networking.

Show Floor Theater Programming

The business of networking-focused show-floor programming provides valuable insights into current market trends and emerging technologies. Market Watch, the Network Operator Summit, and the Data Center Summit offer perspectives from industry leaders and experts in the field, highlighting the industry’s current environment and future prospects.

Interoperability Demonstrations

Interoperability demonstrations led by organizations such as Ethernet Alliance, OIF and Open ROADM utlize the OFCnet network to showcase breakthrough technologies and the latest in industry standards. Live demonstrations span a range of technology areas, including 800G solutions, OpenZR+ optics, energy-efficient interfaces and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations.

Sustainability

There has been a notable emphasis on energy efficiency and showcasing solutions to address the escalating power consumption challenges in data centers, particularly due to the increased capacity needs and the expansion of AI-driven applications. Look for technology demonstrations, product launches and theater program discussions that explore innovative technologies such as linear drive pluggable optics (LPO), co-packaged optics (CPO), optical switching and other emerging solutions aimed at reducing power consumption in optical interfaces within the network.

Online Access to Content

OFC is being held in-person but offers on-demand content at the conclusion of the conference. All technical program sessions will be available on-demand to Full Conference registrants.