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  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

16 March 2017

Sarah Miller Nokia IP & Optical Communications Phone: +61378209716 Email: sarah.miller@nokia.com

Nokia introduces optical innovations at OFC

Innovations will help network operators build end-to-end, high capacity cloud connectivity networks

  • New innovations to address access, metro aggregation, and long haul data center interconnect (DCI)
  • Nokia’s strong presence at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) includes Nokia Bell Labs luminaries, customers, and partners featured in the technical conference and at Nokia’s in-booth Shannon Theater
Los Angeles, California, #OFC17 – Nokia today announced an expansion of its flagship optical product family to help operators build end-to-end cloud service delivery networks. The new solutions and capabilities allow operators to scale their networks across premises access, metro aggregation and long haul data center interconnect (DCI).  The new products will be highlighted at the OFC Conference, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, alongside the Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Theatre, a venue for customers, partners, and researchers to showcase innovations that move optical networking forward.
As enterprises adopt cloud IT services at a rapid pace and digital media continues to dominate consumer entertainment, cloud and content providers are evolving their networks to ensure a better user experience. Increasingly, this involves distributing content and online services from continental mega data centers to metro and regional edge data centers and co-location facilities where the user experience is improved via lower latency and higher access bandwidth.
Nokia is helping network operators build these end-to-end, high-capacity cloud connectivity networks with an expansion of the 1830 family of products to include carrier Ethernet and wavelength services delivery with the 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD), as well as high performance DCI in the 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect (PSI). All new capabilities will be available in the first half of 2017.
Nokia’s new optical innovations include:
  • The Nokia 1830 PSD is a carrier-class network demarcation device supporting Ethernet and wavelength services. It cost effectively extends metro optical networks to the customer premise, enabling resilient, high-capacity access to cloud services while providing end-to-end service assurance.
  • The  Nokia 1830 PSI integrates the super coherent technology of the Photonic Service Engine 2 (PSE-2s) into a data center physical and operational form-factor, delivering the highest proven optical performance and flexibility available in a purpose-built DCI platform. Its unique modulation formats maximize spectral efficiency and distance for metro, long haul, and subsea networks.
  • New 100G line cards for the 1830 Photonic Service Switch address the high-capacity, low latency aggregation required to connect cloud service consumers to metro colors and edge data centers. Powered by the PSE-2 Compact (PSE-2c) metro-optimized 100G digital signal processor, the new 100G OTN and packet cards efficiently transport packet and OTN services in a compact, cost-effective form factor.
In addition to showcasing new solutions and innovations at OFC, Nokia will also feature luminaries from Nokia Bell Labs and the optical industry in an in-booth program running for the duration of the exhibition. The Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Theater will feature visionary topics along with case studies from customers and partners, all under the banner of “Moving Optical Networking Forward”. Nokia and Bell Labs speakers will also be prominently featured in the OFC Expo and technical conference.
OFC conference highlights:
Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Theater presentations – (Booth #2525)
  • Bell Labs technical partner Steve Grubb, Facebook Global Optical Architect – Groundbreaking sub-sea trial results
  • David Neilson, Nokia Bell Labs – New Data Center Architectures and the Role of Optics
  • Dr. Peter Winzer, Nokia Bell Labs (OFC General Chair) – Capacity Crunch
Technical Conference
  • Fred Buchali, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany  - Probabilistic Shaping for Reach and Rate Adaptation
  • Agnieszka Konczykowska, III-V France Lab - Extreme Speed Power-DAC: Leveraging InP DHBT for Ultimate Capacity Single-Carrier Optical Transmissions
  • Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA - Fast DAC Solutions for Future High Symbol Rate Systems
  • Arnaud Dupas, Nokia Bell-Labs, France - Bandwidth Variable Transmitter for Software Defined Networks
  • Guilhem De Valicourt, Nokia Bell Labs, USA - Hybrid III-V/Silicon Integration: Enabling the Next Generation of Advanced Photonic Transmitters
  • Gabriel Charlet, Nokia Bell Labs, France - Signal Processing for Spectrally Efficient Systems
  • Market Watch (invited panelists): Panel VI: SDN and Optics – What is the Business Case? Moderator: Sterling Perrin; Sr. Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading, USA. Nokia presenter: Steve Vogelsang, CTO for Nokia’s IP and Optical business.
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