5G Optics - Mobile Optical Solutions and Standards

Thursday, 10 June 10:30 – 11:30

Session Description: This session will present and discuss the most important optical solutions and related standards for 5G mobile transport. As a basis for this, the MOPA (Mobile Optical Pluggables) initiative will be presented. This is a combined industry effort defining the high-level requirements and most relevant optical solution descriptions and technologies for 5G mobile transport. As such, MOPA covers all the optical solutions needed from fronthaul to backhaul, called Mobile Optical Blueprints, with all the relevant distances, bitrates and technologies. This aims at a shared and common industry view to help network operators, systems vendors and pluggables vendors having the right solutions at the right time and cost. This session will also cover future technologies being evaluated and ongoing standardization.

Moderator:

Steve Plote, Optics Consulting Engineer (Retired), USA

Presenter:

Stefan Dahlfort, Ericsson, USA
Presentation Title: Mobile Optical Pluggables (MOPA) - Initiative Overview and General Requirements

Ronald Heron, Nokia, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Blueprints and Future Solutions under Evaluation

Kenneth Jackson, Sumitomo, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Justin Abbott, Lumentum, Canada
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Ken Cockerham, II-VI, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Biographies:

Justin Abbott, Lumentum, Canada
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Justin Abbott is a Director of Product Line Management at Lumentum, responsible for strategy and road mapping for the company’s Optical Transceivers portfolio.  Justin has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, first starting as an Analog IC Designer, then transitioning into Product Line Management. At Lumentum, responsibilities initially included 100G/400G PAM4 product lines, and are now focused on specialized tunable product lines for telecom,  mobile, and distributed access architecture (DAA) applications.
 

Ken Cockerham, II-VI, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Ken Cockerham is a Product Marketing Manager at II-VI with responsibilities for managing the Direct Detect Wavelength Tunable transceivers portfolio including developing the marketing strategy and new product planning for these designs.  Ken’s career has amassed over 30 years of experience in the Optical Communications industry which started at AT&T.  He held various positions in Manufacturing until transitioning to Marketing in the mid-1990’s.  Ken has worked in both Technical Support and Product Marketing roles covering a wide range of products including Analog/CATV lasers, EDFAs, and currently Duplex and Bidirectional Wavelength Tunable transceivers operating at data rates up to 25Gb/s. 
 

Stefan Dahlfort, Ericsson, USA
Presentation Title: Mobile Optical Pluggables (MOPA) - Initiative Overview and General Requirements

Stefan Dahlfort has worked in the tele­com industry for more than 25 years. He worked at an incumbent telecom operator and founded a start-up before joining Ericsson in 2007 as a Manager for fiber to the x research. Holding different management positions in Research and Networks Systems & Technology in the transport area, including working in related standardization (ITU, ORAN), he is also leading various initiatives in the cloud, IoT and mobile areas.  He is currently based in Silicon Valley as a Product Development Leader. He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Optical networking from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
 

Ronald Heron, Nokia, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Blueprints and Future Solutions under Evaluation

Ronald Heron is responsible for next generation access fiber strategies at Nokia.  As an Electrical Engineer from Concordia University in Montreal, he has guided development and deployment of FTTH, DSL, radio and long-haul fiber networks, first at Bell Canada, then Alcatel and now Nokia.  Based in Ottawa, Canada, he provides CTO guidance and is an active contributor to industry fora and optical access conferences around the world.
 

Kenneth Jackson, Sumitomo, USA
Presentation Title: MOPA Optical Interfaces, Technologies and Standards

Dr. Kenneth Jackson has spent over 30 years in the fiber-optic communications field. He has held various research and development positions at IBM, JDSU, and EMCORE Corp involved in the development of serial and parallel modules for enterprise interconnect applications. Since joining Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA he has been engaged in the identification and planning of next generation transceiver and device products. Dr. Jackson has authored many book chapters, journal articles and made numerous technical presentations at fiber-optic conferences. He holds five patents.     
 

Steve Plote, Optics Consulting Engineer (Retired), USA

Steve Plote, most recently consulting as a Director of Business Development for Fiber Smart; is an Optics Consulting Engineer.  He has worked with sales teams in the Americas as well as Channel Partners.  Focusing on Network designs for the delivery of real time, next generation services for Video transport, Carrier Ethernet, Consumer Content Distribution, and Cloud Computing.  He has had personal responsibility for the network engineering and support for the WEB2.0 and Content Service Providers in North America.  Mr. Plote has more than 30 years of experience in Data Center Interconnect, Telecommunications and LAN switching and transmission solutions.  Prior to Fiber Smart he was a Webscale Optics Consulting Engineer at Nokia.  Prior to that he was Solutions Business Development and CSP Systems Engineering at BTI Systems and prior to that was Solutions Sales Director at Tellabs.  He has had many professional memberships and committee involvements including NANOG PC, OFC, MEF, IEEE, OSA, IEC and IETF.