The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

The Coherent Evolution to 5G, Cable and Beyond

Wednesday, 6 March, 13:30-14:30
Theater III, Hall G
Session sponsored and organized by Acacia Communications

Session Description

Coherent technology is becoming more cost effective to deploy in a wider range of applications, made possible by advances in signal processing technology and integrated photonics. The industry is currently working on standards and developing components that will support pluggable small form factor 400G modules, such as QSFP-DD and OSFP.  Panel participants will discuss how the introduction of these designs could drive coherent adoption in new applications, such as 5G and RemotePhy.



Tom WilliamsTom Williams, Senior Director of Marketing, Acacia Communications, USA
Tom is responsible for global marketing and communications activities for Acacia.  Prior to Acacia, Tom spent 14 years at Optium and Finisar Corporations, where he held various management roles, including Director of Product Line Management for high speed (>100G) transmission products. Tom has also held positions at Lucent Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corporation. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Widener University.


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