• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Technologies for Breaking the Metro/Access Barrier

Tuesday, 08 March 14:00 – 16:00


Norman Swenson, Infinera, USA
Alberto Campos, CableLabs, USA


Capacity demands continue unabated, with traffic doubling every two to three years, and 5G putting an unprecedented level of pressure on the network with bandwidth requirements increasing 10x to 100x. Network operators are exploring innovative ways to scale while leveraging existing network assets and rearchitecting the network to cope with connectivity challenges triggered by cloud, 5G, and multi-access edge computing. This panel discusses emerging technologies to break metro/access barriers by extending coherent technology to the edge. Panelists will highlight new access technologies and architectures aimed at delivering new levels of capacity and service agility. Panelists will also discuss techno-economical case studies to quantify the benefits of such emerging technologies.


David Welch, Infinera, USA
Coherent Point to Multipoint in the Optical Access Network

Curtis Knittle, CableLabs, USA
Coherent Optics and the Future of PON

Kevin Noll,Vecima Networks, USA
Service, Operations and Deployment Considerations of 100G+ Coherent PON

Raja Jayakumar, Dell Technologies, USA
Coherent Optical Networking and Edge Computing

Paul Choiseul, American Tower, USA
Optical Networks Supporting 5G and Beyond