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

OFC Blog

Demonstrating Quantum-Safe Networks

By Nokia | Posted: 13 March 2024

Quantum computing is a rapidly emerging field that will revolutionize many industries, from healthcare and transportation to finance and cybersecurity. But what exactly is quantum computing, and how does it differ from the classical computers that we use every day?

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A Wish List for OFC 2024 from LightCounting

By LightCounting | Posted: 11 March 2024

OFC 2024 will include numerous demos of 224G technology and some of the first products based on it. This blog from LightCounting covers what you can expect on the OFC show floor.

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Committing to Sustainable Operations for the Long Haul in 2024 and Beyond

By Muhammad Sarwar, Distinguished Global Solution Planner, Fujitsu Network Communications | Posted: 4 March 2024

Escalating data demand continues to push network boundaries. A convergence of market trends, including the growth of cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), are placing tremendous pressure on hyperscalers, with data expected to exceed 221 Zettabytes by 2026. This blog covers what technologies are on the horizon to help DCI network operators reconcile seemingly conflicting demands.

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OIF Sets New Interoperability Standards: Showcasing Cutting-Edge Demonstrations at OFC

By Mike Klempa, OIF Physical & Link Layer Interoperability Working Group Chair and Alphawave Semi | Posted: 22 February 2024

OIF has always been at the forefront of collaboration and advancement in the optical networking industry, recognized as the hub where interoperability solutions thrive. In this blog, OIF's Mike Klempa describes the next step in the pluggable coherent roadmap for interoperability.

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OFC 2024 Hot Topics: AI Networks, 3.2 Tbps Optics, Linear Drive Pluggable vs. Co-Packaged Optics

By Sameh Boujelbene | Posted: 16 February 2024

OFC, the foremost global event in optical communications and networking, draws attendees from around the world interested to learn about the latest advancements and innovations in the industry. This blog from Sameh Boujelbene discusses the data center market for intra and inter-data center applications and what key topics will take the center stage at the conference.

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PON Expands Its Global Reach

By Jeff Heynen, Dell'Oro Group | Posted: 14 February 2024

After five years of revenue growth, 2023 witnessed an overall decline in PON equipment revenue, ending a period of fiber network expansion that was further catalyzed by both public and private capital. Jeff Heynen, Dell'Oro Group, covers what's new for PON worldwide.

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PON’s momentum continues: an overview of market dynamics including importance of sustainability

By Julie Kunstler, Chief Analyst, Broadband Access Intelligence Service | Posted: 5 January 2024

PON-based networks are continuing to grow for both public networks and private networks, reflecting fiber efficiency and energy savings.

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Key Challenges and Requirements for 800G MSA Pluggables

By Eugene Park, Senior Technology Marketing Manager for Acacia | Posted: 4 December 2023

In this blog, Eugene Park, Senior Technology Marketing Manager for Acacia, outlines key requirements for the upcoming generation of 800G MSA pluggable modules, intended to coincide with the availability of switch/router platforms utilizing next generation ASICs being introduced with 800G I/O port speeds

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Data centers contribute $2.1T to the U.S. economy

By Sean Buckley | Posted: 28 November 2023

Data Center Coalition (DCC) releases Data Center National Impact Study conducted by PwC.

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The power of networks: OFC plenaries explore how developments in technology can shape the world

By Becky Bosco, Ashley Collier, Leah Poffenberger, OFC Media Team | Posted: 23 March 2023

Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ghana; Jayshree V. Ullal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arista; and Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Corning Incorporated, headlined a plenary session on the past, present and a vision of the future of optical networking.

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