Autumn 2017 Optical Connections Magazine



Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong Province, will host 60,000 optoelectronics professionals for this year’s CIOE event.

manufacturers, system integrators, operators, industrial manufacturers, consumer electronics companies and LED manufacturers. Confirmed exhibitors include Corning, Hamamatsu, Hisense, Macom, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Schott, Thorlabs and Viavi. The conference will cover 5G network development, big data, cloud, smart home and silicon photonics, with Alibaba, Broadcom, Chinese Optical Society, Cisco, Finisar, Huawei, OSA and ZTE all due to present.

Asia’s largest and most influential optoelectronic exhibition opens its doors for the eighteenth time on September 6th, with event organisers promising a “broader range of products and more highlights”. The event, which is expected to attract in excess of 1,600 exhibiting companies and 60,000 visitors, will cover a comprehensive range of markets, including optical communications, lasers, infrared, precision optics, LED, semiconductor and sapphire. Visitors can expect to see key communications, equipment and device Now in its 43rd year and returning to Sweden for the first time since 2004, this year’s ECOC exhibition is a complete sell-out. It is no surprise, with operators and service providers now increasingly looking towards fibre manufacturers to help meet the demand for new technologies. “The fact we had to make more exhibition space available and subsequently sold out the additional space within a matter of weeks speaks volumes about what an important time this is for the fibre optic industry,” said Beverley Lucas, Event Director for Nexus Media Events Ltd, organisers of the ECOC exhibition. “The event provides a great forum for the leading names of our industry to meet and do business, and we’re delighted to welcome companies new and old to this year’s exhibition.”

Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong Province, will host 60,000 optoelectronics professionals for this year’s CIOE event.


optical communications, transmission subsystems and network elements, datacom hardware, point-to-point technologies, data centres, and metro,

Significant support from host country manufacturers has helped ECOC to reach this milestone. Visitors will also be able to meet with familiar ECOC names, like Finisar, Fujikura, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Keysight, Lumentum and Sumitomo. Hot conference topics for this year include fibre devices and amplifiers,

access and indoor networks. In addition to the conference, this year’s Market focus, ECOC’s

commercially concentrated on-floor seminars, will address fibre access, data centre and network agility themes, with presentations from Delta Group, Ethernet Alliance, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Ovum and Viavi.

integrated systems and optical processing, digital techniques for

Visitors to ECOC can expect another year of ‘standing room only’ presentations at the Market Focus.


ISSUE 10 | Q3 2017

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