This advanced course is designed to enable you to assess clearly the latest developments in optical networking technology, that enable data rates of 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and beyond in core networks, so that you can evaluate how and when they might be used within the networks that you design, plan and operate. You will learn about the role of coherent detection, polarisation multiplexing, DP-QPSK, along with Flexgrid, Next Generation CDC ROADMs, SDN, NFV etc.
Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement
Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances
Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission
ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.