Hollow Core Fiber – Ready for Prime Time?

Thursday, 10 March 12:00 – 13:00
Theater II

Session Description:

Fibers using air as the core medium have the potential to significantly reduce latency in optical networks and enable higher launch powers, but have been notoriously difficult to manufacture and deploy. Recent announcements of live trials and deployments hint that hollow core fiber may be ready for wider deployment. In this session, manufacturers and users of hollow core optical fiber will present their latest results and predictions for the future of hollow core.

Moderator: 

Scott T. Wilkinson, PhD, Lead Analyst, Hardware, Cignal AI, USA

Panelists: 

Neil Parkin, Research Manager, BT, UK
An Operator's Perspective on the Benefits of Hollow Core Fibre in the Network

Mohammed Pasandi, Senior Engineering Manager, Ciena, USA
Title to be Determined

Tony Pearson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Lumenisity, USA
Hollow Core Cable – Delivering Prime Time and…Connecting More Light Faster!

Daryl Inniss, Director, New Business Development, OFS, USA
Hollow-Core Fiber Gives High-Frequency Traders an Edge

Biographies: 

Daryl Inniss, Director, New Business Development, OFS, USA
Daryl Inniss is Director, New Business Development at OFS Fitel, LLC and has been in the telecom industry for over 30 years. He was formerly Components Practice Leader (i.e., Director) at market research firm Ovum and RHK and co-authored Silicon Photonics (Morgan Kaufmann, 2016). He was Technical Manager at JDSU and Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. Daryl started his career as a Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Labs and holds a PhD in Chemistry from UCLA and an AB from Princeton University. 

Mohammed Pasandi, Senior Engineering Manager, Ciena, USA
Bio not avaiable.

Neil Parkin, Research Manager, BT, UK
Neil Parkin has a MEng in Electronic and Optoelectronic Engineering from Hull University. He started his working life at HP/Agilent Technologies, designing optical transceivers. Later he joined BT Group designing and installing DWDM networks, before moving on to BT Applied Research. He is now a Research Manager with the Optical Networks Team, with interests in access networks, fibre sensing and speciality fibres.

Tony Pearson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Lumenisity, USA
Tony graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge with an MA in Electrical and Information Sciences. He has since spent 30 years in the Optical Communications Industry, gaining technical and commercial experience in leading and start-up companies based in both the EU and North America. Tony has held positions with global responsibility in product management and sales across the active optical component, wireless semi-conductor and 3D sensor markets. He has also managed optical sub-assembly design projects and manufacturing engineering lines for both data-communications and sub-sea pump lasers while based in the UK, before relocating to the US and switching to a commercial focus. More recently, he built and managed an EMEA Sales team that focused on emerging markets and managed business development activities globally in the same segment. In early 2020, he joined Lumenisity, a spin out from the University of Southampton that is commercialising breakthroughs in the development of hollowcore technology.

Scott T. Wilkinson, PhD, Lead Analyst, Hardware, Cignal AI, USA
Scott Wilkinson has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years, during which he accumulated extensive experience in a variety of technologies working for a series of large and small equipment vendors. As Lead Analyst at Cignal AI, he conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the optical and packet transport hardware market with a focus on carriers and equipment manufacturers.