Expo Theater I
IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) is not a new topic and the idea has been in debate for many years. By eliminating part or all of the traditional optical transport layer functions, e.g., SONET/SDH, OTN, etc., significant savings in CAPEX and OPEX can be achieved, in addition to power and space reductions. With DCI-edge type of metro applications, e.g., DCI, 5G xhaul, remote-PHY, etc., continuing to grow exponentially, industry is moving towards adoption of IPoDWDM to connect network equipment, e.g., switches, routers, radio antennas, remote-PHY devices, etc. at different tiers of the network. On the other hand, traditional long-haul, transcontinental, and subsea connections are still employing conventional optical transport systems. The other driving momentum for IPoDWDM types of systems is the deep penetration of WDM technology into access network as ISPs start to become more confident in handling these systems directly. Above all, IPoDWDM is becoming a buzzword in both the telecom and the datacom industry.
This Network Operator Summit session will assemble speakers from leading edge operators around the world that are exploring and deploying IPoDWDM and some systems alongside component vendors that are developing IPoDWDM technology. Throughout the session, speakers will articulate IPoDWDM use cases and technology updates.