700+ leading global organizations driving data-center connectivity,
5G network upgrades, Internet of Things (IoT), next-generation optical
access and open networking innovation will converge in San Diego, U.S.A.
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2019, the premier event in telecom and data center optics, being
held 5-7 March at the San Diego Convention Center, U.S.A., will feature
more than 700 of the most innovative companies in the industry
showcasing the optical innovations, products, technology and research
powering communications networks globally.
OFC is the single-most important annual event in optical communications
and networking, where companies from around the world converge to unveil
products and solutions at all levels of the infrastructure that impact
the network. Of the 700 exhibitors, more than 130 have locations in San
Diego, in the surrounding areas and throughout California.
More than 50 exhibitors have already made strategic announcements in
OFC’s First News program (available exclusively to
media/analysts), including Acacia, Ciena, DustPhotonics, Eoptolink,
Fujitsu, OIF, PacketLight and VLC Photonics.
According to Jimmy Yu, Vice President, Dell’Oro Group, “Based on the
news releases so far, this year’s OFC will likely be focused on a few
key areas in optics: 400 Gbps in data center, disaggregated WDM systems
and components to enable 600+ Gbps coherent WDM.”
Additional exhibitor news announcements by CompoundTek, Data-Pixel, MRSI
Systems, Optelian and Palomar Technologies are posted to the OFC
More than 700+ companies will use OFC to unveil innovations in network
equipment and software, active and passive components, test and
manufacturing equipment, data center/IT products and cable and fiber.
Exhibitors include: II-VI, Photonics, AFL, Ciena, Cisco Systems,
Corning, EXFO, Infinera, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Lumentum, Molex,
Nokia, Maxim Integrated, Santec USA, SM-Optics, ThorLabs and
VPIphotonics. Exhibitors with a local San Diego presence include:
Roshmere Inc., Kyocera International, Inc., Presidio Components, Inc.,
Intraratio and AT&T.
Keynote Speakers on the Show Floor
Dave Temkin, VP of Networks, Netflix, USA and Genia Wilbourn, VP –
Network & Technology, Wireline Global Operations, Verizon
Communications, USA, will keynote show
floor sessions – Data Center Summit and Network Operator Summit.
Three Days of Business Programs, Three Expo Theaters.
Three theaters on OFC’s show floor will feature presentations by experts
from major global brands and key industry organizations. These sessions
are designed to provide insight into hot topics and market trends, the
state of the industry and emerging technologies. Several industry
experts from the San Diego area, including the University of California
San Diego and Oracle will present the latest developments on optical
switching for data centers and integrated photonics. Exhibits Pass Plus
registrants have free admission to these programs.
Several live multivendor interoperability demonstrations will be located
throughout the exhibit floor: Coherent Transceiver Interoperability,
Ethernet Alliance, OIF and Open ROADM MSA SDN. Technologies from
approximately 40 companies will be featured in the demos, including: 10
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 25GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 400GbE; Open Source Open
ROADM SDN Controller; pluggable CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules; and
Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE (Flex Ethernet) and 400ZR.
OFC will also host the Suzanne R. Nagel Lounge, featuring a program of
25 half hour talks from industry leaders on various career topics. A
complete listing of special events can be found here.
The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is
the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications
and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn
attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and
learn, make connections and move business forward.
OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than
700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined,
showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and
communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and
co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and
the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2019 will be held from 3-7 March 2019 at
the San Diego Convention Center, California, USA. Follow @OFCConference,
learn more at OFC
Community LinkedIn, and watch highlights on OFC
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