Optical Network 2020 (ON2020) is an open initiative that aims to drive innovative optical network solutions to better meet the optical networking demands in the cloud era towards year 2020 and beyond. Technical and business leaders from over 15 telecommunication companies have gathered since OFC’16 to openly discuss the technology challenges and opportunities facing our optical networking industry in the cloud era.

Steering Committee Members

Technical and business leaders from


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No party makes any representations or warranties whatsoever whether express or implied including but not limited to (i) that the information can be used without infringing statutory and other rights of third parties, (ii) that the information is error free and (iii) concerning the information's fitness for a particular purpose. further, in no event shall a party be liable to a user of the information for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use thereof.