The Optical Networking and Communication
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San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2019 Interoperability Demonstrations

Ethernet Alliance

Ethernet Alliance Ethernet Demo, Booth #4749

The Ethernet Alliance will display an interoperable multivendor next-gen technology demo at OFC 2019. The interactive demo encompasses 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 25GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE and 400GbE technologies and solutions from over 18 companies, ranging from interconnect providers, to switches and routers, to test and measurement equipment. The Ethernet Alliance will also showcase a live 400GbE infrastructure connecting multiple booths on the show floor. The Ethernet Alliance is celebrating the success of those companies winning the Ethernet Alliance Holy Cup Challenge, for their successful first public demonstration of transmitting 100GbE per lambda. Join the celebration at a  Wednesday afternoon social in the  Ethernet Alliance booth. 


Open ROADM MSA SDN Demos, Booth #6139

In this demo, we will use an open optical layer (Open ROADM MSA compliant) to turn up a wavelength with an Open Source Open ROADM SDN Controller, transfer a large number of Virtual Machines from one data center to another data center over this wavelength using a master orchestrator and turn down the optical capacity. The demo is a collaboration of the University of Texas, Dallas, with Ciena, Fujitsu, Orange and AT&T. We will also demonstrate other Open ROADM MSA compliant hardware from ECI, Infinera and Juniper.


Coherent Transceiver Demo, Booth #6421

This demonstration shows live interoperability of pluggable CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules from multiple vendors (Acacia, Fujitsu Optical Components and Lumentum) operating at 100Gbps. The modules are plugged into a white box switch from Edge-core, and transmit and receive HD-FEC coded 100Gbps DP-QPSK optical signals traversing optical fiber over distances covering data center interconnects. This demonstration is coordinated by NTT Network Innovation Laboratories.


Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Demos, Booth #6215

This year’s OIF booth will feature live multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations showcasing its work in the industry’s hottest areas - Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE (Flex Ethernet) and 400ZR. The live demos with system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors will demonstrate critical insight into how key technologies interoperate within the industry’s ecosystem. OIF is celebrating 20 years of advancing new technologies and interoperability work effecting progressive change in the industry. Visit the booth for more information. Check the status of OIF’s current work here.

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