Industry Visions for a Converged Optical Networking Roadmap

Wednesday, 14 March, 13:15-15:15

Theater II, Hall E

Session organized by ON2020

Session Description

ON2020 is a global industry-wide effort to understand and define solution strategies for optical networking beyond 2020. With significant involvement from major global telecom and datacom network operators, ON2020 attempts to define new optical network requirements and specifications, develop general network technology roadmaps and evolution scenarios, and foster an open and sustainable ecosystem for end users, service providers, and equipment and component vendors to collectively address the optical networking demands in the cloud era. The program will reflect the spirit of ON2020 by providing long-term industry visions beyond current product deployments and beyond concrete product roadmaps. Freed from near-term thinking, competition, and standardization constraints, the program will help to set longer-term goals and directions that the fiber-optic communications industry should be expected to work towards.

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Peter Winzer,
Director, Optical Transmission Subsystems Research, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Xiang Liu,
Distinguished Scientist, Transmission Product Line, Huawei, USA


Mark Filer,
Optical Network Architect, Microsoft Azure, USA

Andrew Lord,
British Telecom, UK

Arnold Mattheus,
Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Katharine Schmidtke,
Facebook, USA

Chengliang Zhang,
China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, China