The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

The Disaggregated Transport Network

Tuesday, 5 March, 14:30-15:30
Theater III, Hall G
Session organized by TIP (Telecom Infra Project)

Session Description

Join us in a panel session to share the latest engineering innovations coming from Telecom Infra Project. Several tracks will be covered, focused on short engineering talks that highlight specific technological areas. Main focus will be on Optical Simulation Environments, Disaggregated Optical Systems, Open Technologies in Telecom Operator Networks, and Software Abstraction Interfaces for Optical Components.


 Hans-Juergen SchmidtkeCo-Chair, Open Optical Packet Transport Project Group, TIP, and Director, Engineering,   Facebook




Gert Grammel, Solutions and Architecture, Juniper Networks, USA

Luis MartinGarcia, Network Technologies Manager, Facebook, USA


Gert Grammel, Solutions and Architecture, Juniper Networks, USA

Gert Grammel holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart. He spearheaded the introduction of intelligent control planes in Transport networks and their control structure, put in service for the Summer Olympics in 2008.
Gert is leading the Physical Simulation Environment (PSE) Group the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) from the beginning.  TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, developers, integrators, and startups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach. 
The PSE team works on enabling network planning for open optical systems. Within one year, the Group defined algorithms, provided code, initiated large-scale validation activities at Orange, facebook and Microsoft and is now working on OpenSource Software ready to be used by Carriers. 
Breaking up technology and organizational barriers in the Industry is hard. It’s about networking, common goals and team building as much as it is about technology, competition and products.


Luis MartinGarcia, Network Technologies Manager, Facebook, USA

Luis focuses on creating better telecom technologies and building partnerships with vendors, operators and other players in the networking industry to improve Internet connectivity across the globe and make the world more connected.
Prior to Facebook, Luis held various technical roles at Cisco Systems and Microsoft. He also worked as a researcher and software developer for the open-source security tool Nmap. He studied Computer Science and Networking Engineering. He is currently the co-lead of the Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways initiative in TIP.


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