Panel III: Building the Ecosystem for Converged IP/Optical Networks - Beyond 400G Pluggables

Tuesday, 08 March 14:30 – 16:00
Theater I

Session Description:

The availability of 400G coherent pluggables enables the integration of WAN optics in routers and brings cost, footprint and power reduction opportunities to IP networks. What are the next hurdles for the industry to overcome in enabling wide-scale deployment of IP/Optical architectures? What level of multi-vendor interoperability is required? This panel provides insights and unique perspectives resulting from early converged IP/Optical deployments or real network studies, including commentary around photonic line system compatibility, migration plans of existing networks and essential capabilities required from an operational perspective.