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

Embracing Fiber Sensing: What’s the “Killer App” for Large-Scale Deployments?

Wednesday, 27 March, 14:00 – 18:30

San Diego Convention Center

Room 6C

Ezra Ip, NEC, USA
Sander Jansen, Adtran, USA
Jeremie Renaudier, Nokia Bell Labs, France

Fiber sensing technology has revolutionized the capabilities of telecommunication networks around the world. With coherent detection technology, there are a variety of potential applications for fiber sensing, from enhancing network efficiency to detecting anomalies in real time. Despite the vast potential benefits, few providers have fully embraced this technology on a large scale, prompting the question of what could be "killer apps" for fiber sensing to be implemented first. This symposium will address this question by examining real-world applications of fiber sensing in global telecom networks, including best practices for field deployment, large-scale implementation considerations, and the use of AI, ML, and digital twin technologies for processing sensing data. The symposium will also explore the potential returns on investment and revenue generation associated with fiber sensing adoption, providing attendees with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about this cutting-edge technology. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the current state of fiber sensing technology and its potential for successful implementation in global telecom networks.

Session I
Jeremie Renaudier, Ezra Ip and Sander Jansen (Organizers)
Fiber Sensing for the Telecommunication Industry in a Nutshell

Paul Dickinson; FOSA/Duraline, USA
Existing and Emerging Market Opportunities for Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

Andrew Lord; BT, UK
How Can Sensing on Telecoms Fibres Bring Revenues to Operators?

Yoshifumi Wakisaka; NTT, Japan
Environmental Monitoring Using Widely Deployed Telecommunication Optical Fiber Cables and Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Session II
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, USA
The "Killer App" is that the Fiber Already Exists!

Fatih Yaman; NEC Laboratories America Inc., USA
Fiber Sensing using Submarine Cables

Kang-Kuen Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnik University, Hong Kong
Progression from Discrete Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors to Distributed Optical Fibre Sensing in the Railway Industry 

Paul Westbrook; OFS, USA
Monitoring and Sensing Applications Enabled by Enhanced Scattering Fibers in Future Telecom Networks