Low Latency Communications — Where Do We Need It? How To Achieve It?

Sunday, 06 June 08:00 – 10:30


Michael Freiberger, Verizon, USA
Yinying Wang, Jinan Univ., China
Benyuan Zhu, OFS Laboratories, USA


Low latency optical fiber communications are essential for emerging time-sensitive applications including but not restricted to 5G x-haul mobile networking, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and modern data centers. This workshop consists of a series of short talks by leading experts from industry and academia, followed by a panel discussion, to address the following two important questions:

(1) What are the requirements and technical challenges on low latency for these different time-sensitive applications?

(2) What are the enabling technologies, including time-sensitive network architectures and radical solutions such as hollow-core fiber cables?


Xiang Zhou, Google, USA
Low Latency For Modern Data Center Applications

Nick DelRegno, Verizon, USA
5G Applications Requiring Low Latency

Li Han, China Mobile, China
Low Latency Backhaul Technology For 5G

Xiang Liu, FutureWei, USA
Time-Sensitive Optical Network Architectures and Technologies For 5G Mobile Networks

Joachim Sachs, Ericsson, Sweden
Smart Manufacturing Using Low Latency Communications

Sebastien Gareau, Ciena, USA
Chipset Impacts on 5G Application Latency

Brian Mangan, OFS Labs, USA
Hollow-Core-Fiber Cables For Low Latency Fiber Communications

Eric Numkan Fokoua, Univ. of Southampton, UK
State-Of-The-Art: Low Loss Wide-Band Hollow-Core Fiber For Low Latency Communications