• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

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

San Diego Convention Center

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.