Optical Networking Symposium:
Open Optical Networking and Disaggregation

 

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Title: Optical Networking Symposium: Open Optical Networking and Disaggregation

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Summary

Optical analysts led a discussion among leading edge CSPs and network hardware and software suppliers to discuss the most significant trends driving optical networking in 2022 and beyond.

Open Optical Networking and Disaggregation

2021 was a milestone year for disaggregation in transport networks, with TIP reporting 38 trial and commercial optical and packet transport deployments globally as of year-end. Tier 1 network operators are leading many of these initiatives. Despite solid progress, it is still early days and there is still much work to be done to achieve wide commercialization of open transport networks globally. This session focused specifically on areas of open networking and disaggregation that will have the greatest impact on communications service providers (CSPs) over the next two years – including both open hardware and open software.

Topics include:

  • Is the open line system the foundation for open transport? 
  • How are early adopters addressing the operational challenges in multi-vendor disaggregated networks? 
  • Can CSPS agree on a blueprint for open transport SDN architecture? 
  • Is there a business case for the white box model in optical
    transport?

Agenda:

Introduction

Service Provider Keynote: Roderick Dottin, Sr, Project Manager – Optical Network Architect for US Domain, Orange

Keynote: Christian Uremovic, Director Solution Marketing, Infinera

Panel Discussion:

Shaji Nathan, Chief Product Officer, IP Infusion
Christian Uremovic, Director Solution Marketing, Infinera
Roderick Dottin, Sr, Project Manager – Optical Network Architect for US Domain, Orange

Audience Q&A

 

Shanji Nathan, Chief Product Officer

Speaker’s Bio

As Chief Product Officer, Shaji Nathan is responsible for IP Infusion’s product portfolio. He has extensive experience as a product management leader with a track record of bringing disruptive and innovative networking products to market focused on carriers and enterprises for startup and industry leading technology companies. Read more >