The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

OFC 2019 Exhibitors Showcase Innovative Products, Technologies for Today’s Communications Networks


26 February 2019

Leah Wilkinson
Wilkinson + Associates for OFC

OFC 2019 Exhibitors Showcase Innovative Products, Technologies for Today’s Communications Networks

700+ leading global organizations driving data-center connectivity, 5G network upgrades, Internet of Things (IoT), next-generation optical access and open networking innovation will converge in San Diego, U.S.A.

SAN DIEGOOFC 2019, the premier event in telecom and data center optics, being held 5-7 March at the San Diego Convention Center, U.S.A., will feature more than 700 of the most innovative companies in the industry showcasing the optical innovations, products, technology and research powering communications networks globally.

Credit: OFC

OFC is the single-most important annual event in optical communications and networking, where companies from around the world converge to unveil products and solutions at all levels of the infrastructure that impact the network. Of the 700 exhibitors, more than 130 have locations in San Diego, in the surrounding areas and throughout California.

More than 50 exhibitors have already made strategic announcements in OFC’s First News program (available exclusively to media/analysts), including Acacia, Ciena, DustPhotonics, Eoptolink, Fujitsu, OIF, PacketLight and VLC Photonics.

According to Jimmy Yu, Vice President, Dell’Oro Group, “Based on the news releases so far, this year’s OFC will likely be focused on a few key areas in optics: 400 Gbps in data center, disaggregated WDM systems and components to enable 600+ Gbps coherent WDM.”

Additional exhibitor news announcements by CompoundTek, Data-Pixel, MRSI Systems, Optelian and Palomar Technologies are posted to the OFC Newsroom.

Exhibit Highlights

More than 700+ companies will use OFC to unveil innovations in network equipment and software, active and passive components, test and manufacturing equipment, data center/IT products and cable and fiber. Exhibitors include: II-VI, Photonics, AFL, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Corning, EXFO, Infinera, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Lumentum, Molex, Nokia, Maxim Integrated, Santec USA, SM-Optics, ThorLabs and VPIphotonics. Exhibitors with a local San Diego presence include: Roshmere Inc., Kyocera International, Inc., Presidio Components, Inc., Intraratio and AT&T.

Keynote Speakers on the Show Floor

Dave Temkin, VP of Networks, Netflix, USA and Genia Wilbourn, VP - Network & Technology, Wireline Global Operations, Verizon Communications, USA, will keynote show floor sessions - Data Center Summit and Network Operator Summit.

Three Days of Business Programs, Three Expo Theaters.

Three theaters on OFC’s show floor will feature presentations by experts from major global brands and key industry organizations. These sessions are designed to provide insight into hot topics and market trends, the state of the industry and emerging technologies. Several industry experts from the San Diego area, including the University of California San Diego and Oracle will present the latest developments on optical switching for data centers and integrated photonics.  Exhibits Pass Plus registrants have free admission to these programs.

Interoperability Demonstrations

Several live multivendor interoperability demonstrations will be located throughout the exhibit floor: Coherent Transceiver Interoperability, Ethernet Alliance, OIF and Open ROADM MSA SDN. Technologies from approximately 40 companies will be featured in the demos, including: 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 25GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 400GbE; Open Source Open ROADM SDN Controller; pluggable CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules; and Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE (Flex Ethernet) and 400ZR.

OFC will also host the Suzanne R. Nagel Lounge, featuring a program of 25 half hour talks from industry leaders on various career topics. A complete listing of special events can be found here.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: Attendees may register by visiting Admittance to the exhibit hall is free with Exhibits Pass Plus Registration. Learn more.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OFC 2019 can be accessed online. Further information is available on the event website at OFC, including travel details.

About OFC
The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (
OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.
OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2019 will be held from 3-7 March 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, California, USA. Follow
@OFCConference, learn more at OFC Community LinkedIn, and watch highlights on OFC YouTube.

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