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OFC/NFOEC Sees Exhibition Hall Growth


14 February 2011

Lyndsay Meyer

OFC/NFOEC Sees Exhibition Hall Growth

2011 Show Expands by 20 Percent, Offers New Program Content for Service Providers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 – The organizers of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) announced today that the 2011 show, taking place in Los Angeles March 8 – 10, will be 20 percent larger than last year, featuring new programming for service providers and data center operators, and more exhibitors filling a larger space, alongside its core show floor programs and activities.

"We are pleased to see a spike in the size of the exhibit this year," said Mehran Esfandiari, general co-chair of OFC/NFOEC 2011. "Attendance at this year's show is expected to be strong, as we notice a resurgence of demand for optical communications technology from service providers and systems companies. As the only show in 2011 that offers programming for all sectors of the telecom field, OFC/NFOEC will be the place to be for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on the industry."

The exhibition will feature more than 500 companies–from network and test equipment vendors to sub-system and component manufacturers, plus software, fiber cable and specialty fiber manufacturers. Service providers and enterprises interested in building or upgrading networks or datacenters will find the latest products all in one place at OFC/NFOEC 2011 – the largest show of its kind in the world. New and returning show participants this year include Cisco, Juniper Networks, Nokia Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Ciena, Infinera, JDSU, Finisar, Opnext, Agilent, Corning and many others.

Show Floor programming has been expanded to include new content such as the Optical Business Forum, Ethernet Alliance Program, Optical Internetworking Forum Program, Green Touch Panel Session and more. Flagship programs Market Watch and the Service Provider Summit will feature topics on data centers, wireless, 100G, and optical networking.

More information about the exhibit at OFC/NFOEC 2011 can be found in the Exhibit Hall and Activities section of OFC/NFOEC's website.

For more than 35 years, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) has been the premier destination for converging breakthrough research and innovation in telecommunications, optical networking and, recently, datacom and computing. Uniting service providers, systems companies, enterprise customers, IT businesses and component manufacturers, along with researchers, engineers and development teams, OFC/NFOEC combines dynamic business programming, an exposition of more than 500 companies and cutting-edge peer-reviewed research into one event that showcases the trends and pulse of the entire optical communications industry.

 OFC/NFOEC is managed by the Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the IEEE Photonics Society. Acting as a non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc. Visit

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