• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

MW Panel VI: Disaggregation for Network Operators

Thursday, 28 March, 12:00 – 13:30

Theater I

Session Description
Driven by the general industry trend of disaggregation, some network operators have embraced disaggregation in their optical networks. This panel will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of disaggregation in optical networks, use cases, and some real-world deployment scenarios.


Martin Birk, Optical Consultant, Curbius, United Kingdom


Jan Kundrát, Researcher, Software Engineer, CESNET, Czech Republic

Wendell Liu, AT&T, United States

Matt Newland, Staff Network Engineer, Google, United States

Emilio Riccardi, Telecom Italia, Italy

Yoshiaki Sone, Senior Researcher, NTT, Japan

Werner Weiershausen, Senior Telecommunications Architect, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany