Tuesday, 26 March,
The industry has made significant progress on the interfaces between routers, the coherent pluggable optics (DCOs), and the open optical line systems (OLS) that interconnect them – with a goal of achieving full interoperability between any DCO plugged into any router over any OLS.
The next challenge for wide-scale deployment is how to manage it all. Specifically: should the optical controller of the OLS manage the DCO optics, or should it be managed by the router controller, in coordination with the OLS controller via a hierarchical controller (HCO)?
In this panel, we will bring vendors and service providers together to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches and discuss how to standardize them.
Maurizio Gazzola, Head of Optical Infrastructure, Cisco, United States
Christopher Ellefsen, Core Optical Advanced Engineering, Charter, United States
Ori Gerstel, CTO Routed Optical Networking, Cisco, United States
Walid Wakim, CTO Optical Systems, Infinera, United States
Werner Weiershausen, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Glenn Wellbrock, Director, Verizon, United States
Oscar Gonzales De Dios, Telefonica, Spain