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

08 March 2023


Karen Schulz, Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com
Kelly Kipferl, ifos-inquiry@necnss.com

Verizon and NEC Demonstrate Intelligent Fiber Optic Sensing over OFCnet

SAN DIEGO – Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) will demonstrate intelligent fiber optic sensing over OFCnet at OFC 2023. OFCnet is OFC’s live network, which brings research and education together with leading industry companies to showcase emerging technologies. Fiber optic sensing is one of the live demos selected to be highlighted at OFC 2023.

In recent years, Verizon and NEC have collaboratively published several technical papers and conducted workshops on utilizing distributed fiber optic sensing technologies across telecom networks. The advantages of the intelligent fiber optic sensing technology comprises boosting the efficiency of telecom network operations and gathering physical environmental data through the current telecom fiber optic network infrastructure. The fiber sensing demonstration will feature products in real-world use cases, including traffic monitoring via NEC's SpectralWave LS3200 Distributed Acoustic Sensor (DAS) interrogator and Intelligent Fiber Optic Sensing (IFOS) product suite.

It is with great enthusiasm that we look forward to collaborating with OFCnet in showcasing the latest advancements and potential of distributed fiber optic sensing to a vast audience of attendees to OFC 2023. The utilization of the current fiber optic infrastructure for distributed sensing presents tremendous opportunities for individuals involved in constructing and managing smart cities. We hope to educate members in the fiber optic communication community to recognize the advantages and flexibility of fiber sensing and its capacity to enhance the value of their networks. The demonstration will be held at OFCnet booth #5917.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $136.8 billion in 2022. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.