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OFCnet brings first light to the 2022 exhibition floor. The California Research & Education Network (CENIC) is providing a new fiber path from its facility in San Diego to the San Diego Convention Center for the next 5 years. This gateway, with up to 34Tb/s of bandwidth, will enable academia and industry to join forces to push the boundaries as they design, build and utilize this platform for cutting-edge, networking technologies. The vision of OFCnet is being facilitated through the collaboration of CENIC, Ciena, EXFO, Lumen, SmartCity, the University of California San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute and Supercomputer Center and Viavi. This team of visionaries aims to bring together bright minds from academia, industry and government to make this innovative, networking infrastructure flourish in the future. The vision is clear and the possibilities are endless -- be part of the future of OFCnet! Stop by to learn more.
400G Open Transport Over C+L Line System Demo
In this demonstration, NTT showcases live 400Gbps coherent transmission over a C+L-band line system in a multi-vendor open transport environment presenting a cost-efficient solution to service providers’ ever-increasing demand for traffic capacity. It includes a 4x100Gbps mux-ponder hardware from Wistron and coherent CFP2-DCOs from FOC and Lumentum operating with open-source Transponder Abstraction Interface (TAI) and Network Operating System (NOS) software integrated by NEC. Interworking of 400Gps 16QAM Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS) with oFEC is demonstrated between FOC and Lumentum modules. The C+L-band line system consists of CDC-ROADM configuration including flexgrid WSS from Finisar and multicast-switch from NTT Electronics.
The Ethernet Alliance Interoperability Ethernet Demo
The Ethernet Alliance will display an interoperable multivendor next-gen technology demo at OFC 2022. The interactive demo encompasses 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200 GbE, 400GbE, and 800GbE technologies and solutions from over 14 companies, ranging from interconnect providers, to switches and routers, to test and measurement equipment. The Ethernet Alliance will also showcase a live 400GbE infrastructure connecting multiple booths across the show floor.
OpenROADM MSA SDN Demo
Using an OpenROADM MSA compliant optical transport network comprised of equipment from multiple vendors, we demo the hierarchical PROnet orchestrator to manage creating wavelength services between Cloudlets and using the Network Operation Platform (NOP) to monitor multiple performance indicators in real-time. This is made possible using the open-source TransportPCE OpenROADM SDN Controller that enables wavelength data transfer rates of 100G, 200G, and 400G. The demo is jointly presented by Ciena, Cisco, Fujitsu, Infinera, Juniper, Nokia, Ribbon, AT&T, Orange, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Demos
This year’s OIF booth features live multivendor interoperability demonstrations showcasing its work that is accelerating the industry’s hottest areas—400ZR optics, co-packaging architectures, common electrical I/O (CEI) channels, FlexE (Flex Ethernet) definitions and CMIS (Common Management Interface Specification) implementations. Live demos with system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors will demonstrate critical insight into how key technologies interoperate within the industry’s evolving ecosystem. OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done, advancing new technologies and interoperability work effecting progressive change in the industry.
Consortium For On-Board Optics (COBO) Demos
Members of COBO are featuring networking system and component products to demonstrate how key technologies interoperate within the industry’s ecosystem to enable moving “optics inside” the system, whether through on-board optical modules or co-packaged optic applications. This year’s booth features a variety of products from AOI, SABIC, 3M, CudoForm, and Hirose and includes joint demos with Optec and US Conec’s Flexi Circuit Fiber Shuffle for CPO Applications, providing a dedicated way to manage hundreds to thousands of fibers on the board. SENKO and Ragile Networks will introduce a cloud-scale data center switch with near-packaged optics in a 1RU chassis using the SN-MT optical interface with 8 external laser source interfaces on the front panel for co-packaged optics module input.