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.



Victor Lopez Víctor LópezTechnology Expert at Systems and Network Global Direction, Telefónica gCTIO, USA

Victor López works on the global IP and optical processes of the Telefonica group. Moreover, he is involved in the research projects as well as in the definition of the Telefonica network guidelines for IP/optical segment. Currently, Victor is based at Menlo Park with Telefonica USA to assess technological solutions for IP/optical white boxes for network operators.
He started his career in Telefónica I+D as a researcher (2004). He moved to Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2006, where he obtained the Ph.D. He worked as an Assistant Professor at UAM (2009) working on metro-backbone evolution projects (BONE, MAINS). In 2011, he joined Telefonica I+D as Technology specialist working on funded research project from the Telefonica group and the European Commission. He has co-authored more than 150 publications, 4 patents and contributed to IETF and ONF.


Gert Grammel, Solutions and Architecture, Juniper Networks, USA

Jay Gill, Director of Marketing, Infinera, USA
Hirotaka Yoshioka, Director of IP transport technology, (NTT) Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan


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.


Jay Gill, Director of Marketing, Infinera, USA

Jay Gill is primarily focused on optical technology, cloud networking and open optical networks. Prior to Infinera, he was at Cisco for over 10 years in a variety of positions focused on growing Cisco’s service provider business, from strategy and product management to strategic customer engagements. Earlier in his career, Jay worked in engineering and product development at several service providers including both incumbents and startups. Jay holds a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.


Hirotaka Yoshioka, Director of IP transport technology, (NTT) Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan

Hiro has joined NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories in 1995, and engaged in R&D and supporting commercial network of the legacy exchange system software, IP server software, IP edge router and transport technologies.  He has joined TIP and ONF in 2017. He is now leading the technology of disaggregation and integration of IP transport and driving the projects which have been named Multi-Service Fabric (MSF) and Beluganos.

Hiro received his M.E. degree in physics in 1995 from Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU).

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