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

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OFC NetOFC's high-speed optical network, OFCnet, enables live demonstrations of networking products, solutions and architectures.

This live network is built to showcase emerging technologies, including quantum networking, network element interoperability, SDN and programmability, and networking for big data/big science applications from industry innovators.

OFCnet enables booth-to-booth fiber connectivity for on-site optical demonstrations while also extending CENIC to the OFC show floor. This connectivity provides new opportunities for exhibitors collaborating with affiliated academic institutions to highlight advancements and capabilities in a live real-time, fully operational network environment.

OFCnet saw first light in 2022 in partnership with CENIC and Lumen. CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, connects California to the world, advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class computing network essential for innovation, collaboration and economic growth. Lumen is a multinational technology company enabling companies to capitalize on emerging applications. In 2022, Lumen laid the final piece to OFCnet and brought dark fiber into the San Diego Convention Center.

Be Part of OFCnet

OFCnet is always looking for partners to help build the network and join CENIC and Lumen as partners by contributing equipment, services and demonstrations suited to OFCnet's objectives. OFCnet is also looking for equipment vendors specializing in fiber test sets, transport, switching and routing, as well as service providers, cloud providers and research and education companies. Exhibitors participating in OFCnet may also have the opportunity to present their demonstrations to an audience in the Exhibition's Show Floor Theaters.

For more information on OFCnet or to participate in 2025, please contact OFCnet@ofcconference.org.

2024 OFCnet Demonstrations:  

AUREA Technology
Ciena/ID Quantique
ICAIR/Northwestern University
Nokia/ID Quantique

NTT/IOWN Networking Hub
Nucrypt/Quantum Opus
Qunett/University of Maryland
QTI/Telsy/TIM Group
University of Amsterdam
University of Bristol

2024 OFCnet Committee

Marc Lyonnais, Ciena, Canada, Chair
Jim Stewart, UETN, USA, Vice Chair
Sana Bellamine, CENIC, USA, Deputy Chair (2025)
Gwenn Amice, EXFO, Canada
Mike Blodget, ESnet, USA
JoAnne Bender, Internet2, USA
Dave Brown, Nokia, USA
Cees de Laat, UVA, Netherlands
Danial Ebling, UETN, USA
Casey Foulds, UTD, USA
Randy Giles, Optica, USA
Eve Griliches, Cisco, USA
Tom Hutton, SDSC, USA
Akbar Kara, Ciena, Canada

Mariam Kiram, ORNL, USA
Scott Kohlert, Ciena, Canada
Andrew Lord, BT, UK
Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, UK
Tunde Sanda, CENIC, USA
Gauravdeep Shami, Ciena,
Chris Skaar, Univ. of Illinois, USA
Scotty Strachan, NevadaNet, USA
Sergey Ten, Corning, USA
Chris Tracy, ESnet, USA
Christine Tremblay, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
JP Velders, UVA, Netherlands
Peter Wigley, Corning, USA
Carl Williams, CJW Quantum Consulting, USA

2024 OFCnet Equipment and Services Provided By:












Ribbon Communications

Juniper Networks.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign