The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Panel II: Optical Bearer Technologies for 5G Networks

Tuesday, 13 March
12:30 - 14:00
Theater I

Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Discerning Analytics, USA

 

Panel Description:

The development of 5G is speeding up recently, and the optical networks including fiber infrastructure and optical bearer technology will be more important for 5G than 4G, due to 5G’s higher bandwidth and better performance requirements like lower latency.
 
This panel will focus on the role, technology and market trends of optical infrastructure and technologies for 5G networks. Topics to be covered include:

  • Requirements for fiber infrastructure from 5G, e.g., ubiquitous fiber access;

  • Bearer requirements for 5G front haul, back haul and middle haul (CU to DU), e.g. bandwidth, latency, jitter, etc.;

  • Next generation front haul interface, e.g.  eCPRI, IEEE1914.3 or NGFI, etc., and their influence to optical bearer networks;

  • Candidate bearer technologies for 5G, e.g. WDM, OTN, PON, Router, Switch, etc;

  • Market trends for 5G and its bearer technologies.

  • New business models and technologies to lower the overall ownership costs


 

Speakers:

Mikko Hannula, Vice President Mobile Backhaul, Coriant, USA
Junjie Li, Director of Optical Communication Research Center, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China
Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, USA
Jun Shan Way, Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, ZTE TX, USA
Ryan Yu, VP of Business Development and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions, Molex, USA


Biographies:

Mikko Hannula, Vice President Mobile Backhaul, Coriant, USA
Bio Available Soon.


Lisa Huff, Discerning Analytics, USA

Lisa Huff is Principal Analyst at Discerning Analytics, LLC (DA). Lisa is a Certified Data Center Management Professional (CDCMP®) and degreed electrical engineer with over 30 years experience in the data center, optics and electronics industries.  In addition to her position at DA, she is Telecom Director for Bishop & Associates, Inc. Lisa’s expertise is in data centers, optical components, data communications cabling and connectivity and networking equipment.  She has presented at many industry conferences including 7x24 Exchange International, Data Center World, ECOC, OFC, Transport Networks for Mobile Operators and Next Generation Optical Networking.


Junjie Li, Director of Optical Communication Research Center, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China

Dr. Junjie Li, Director of Optical Communication Research Center, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute
Junjie has worked with China Telecom for more than 12 years in R&D and deployment of optical communication and networking technology. Junjie is a senior member of CIC (China Institute of Communications) and began to serve as a member of the Youth Committee of CIC from 2012. Junjie served as OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) Board member from 2014 to 2017, and became OIF Network Operator Working Group (NetOp WG) Chair in Oct., 2017.


Hector Menendez, Nokia, USA

Hector is focused on optical networking solutions. In this role, he develops and markets service provider solutions on topics including mobile fronthaul, mobile backhaul, and secure optical transport. Hector has over 25 years of telecommunications experience and has held a variety of positions including project analyst, events management, market development, and solutions/product marketing at AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia. He is co-author of several technical articles and papers and is a frequent speaker at events. Hector holds an MBA from the School of Business at Rutgers University, New Jersey.


Jun Shan Wey, Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, ZTE TX, USA

Jun Shan Wey is the Director of Technology Strategy and Standards, Fixed Networks, at ZTE TX – the US R&D branch of ZTE Corporation. Shan has spent much of her career in next generation optical access technologies and PON standardization. She is an editor of ITU-T G.sup.5GP focusing on 5G wireless fronthaul in the context of PON and the creator-architect of the Connected OFCity Challenge – a platform to brainstorm future broadband access solutions. Shan holds a Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Ryan Yu, Molex, USA

Dr. Rang-Chen (Ryan) Yu is currently VP of Business Development and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions for Oplink Communications, LLC, a Molex Company since April 2009. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr. Yu was Global Vice President of Product development of Source Photonics from 2007 to 2009. He was Vice President of Datacom and Telecom of Fiberxon from 2004 to 2007 before merged into Source Photonics. He was Sr. Director of System Engineering for Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU) from 2002-2004. He served various senior management and technical positions with Cinta Networks, Bandwidth9 and SDL (acquired by JDSU). Dr. Yu received Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. in Physics from Peking University.

 

 

 

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