Open XR Forum addresses coherent pluggables at ECOC

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Member representatives from global network operators and network solutions providers addressed innovations in coherent pluggables, including network use cases for XR optics from BT, TIM and Telefónica. 

The symposium also included presentations on XR optics proof-of-concept demonstration projects, validating the benefits of routable, coherent Nyquist sub-carrier technology in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections over disaggregated line systems. In addition, during the Symposium, members discussed the XR optics specifications roadmap, including the recently released Open XR Network Management Architecture Specification. 

The Forum believes that XR optics technology is bringing a new level of intelligence into networks, and that the integration enables total cost-of-ownership reductions that can reach 70 per cent, making it easier for deployment across many different scenarios. 

David Welch, co-founder at Infinera says: ‘The Open XR Forum is committed to accelerating the deployment of pluggable coherent optics into optical networks worldwide. This Symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for forum members to share their expertise and vision with the broader industry community.’

Open XR Forum Symposium member speakers included: 

  • Norman Swenson, Open XR Forum technical advisor, Infinera 

  • Andrew Lord, senior manager, optical networks research, BT 

  • Moran Roth, director, product management, Juniper Networks 

  • Emilio Riccardi, senior researcher, IP, transport and core innovation, TIM

  • Oscar Gonzalez de Dios, SDN lead of the iFUSION, Telefónica GCTO

  • Dave Welch, Co-Founder, Infinera 

  • David Piehler, distinguished engineer - optics, Dell Technologies 

  • Edward James Echeverry, head of planning and engineering of transport network, Telefónica Colombia 

The symposium takes place on 20 September in the MCH meeting room, foyer, south section of the city lounge at the Messe Basel in Basel, from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

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