The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

This three-day series of panel discussions engages the latest application topics and business issues in the field of optical communications.  Presentations and panel sessions feature esteemed guest speakers from industry, research and the investment community.

N5 Network Operator Summit and MarketWatch Sub-Committee Chair:

Lisa Huff, Ovum, USA

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Tuesday, 05 March
10:30 - 12:00

Panel I: State of the Industry Panel – Analysts
To be determined

Tuesday, 13 March
12:30 - 14:00

Panel II: Optical Bearer Technologies for 5G Networks

Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Discerning Analytics, USA


Tuesday, 13 March
14:30 - 16:00

Panel III: Challenges and Solutions for Delivering 400G+ Client and Line Side Optics
Andrew Schmitt, Founder, Cignal AI, USA

Thursday, 15 March
10:30 - 12:00

Panel V: Software Innovations in the Next-generation Optical Transport
Osamu Ishida, SVP, GM of Electronics Device BU, NTT Electronics Corporation, Japan

Wednesday, 14 March
15:30 - 17:00

Panel IV: High Capacity, Long Distance Transport: Innovation vs. Reality
TJ Xia, DMTS, Verizon Communications, USA
Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., USA

Thursday, 15 March
12:30 - 14:00

Panel VI: IP and Optical Integration: Physical or Control/Management Plane?
Sterling Perrin, Industry Analyst – Optical Networking & SDN, Heavy Reading, USA

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