• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, 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, UnitedKingdom


Jan Kundrát, Researcher, Software Engineer, CESNET, CzechRepublic

Emilio Riccardi, Telecom Italia, Italy

Yoshiaki Sone, Senior Researcher, NTT, Japan

Vijay Vusirikala, Sr. Director and Head, Global Network Foundations, Google, USA

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