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gave his take on viable solution approaches as the latest results were presented.
recent deployments in both consumer and automotive markets. Corning speaker, Market and Technology Development Manager, Sergei Makovejs, asked whether multi-core fiber (MCF) makes sense as he reflected on the last available frontiers for transmission capacity increase. Makoveis pondered whether MCF offers a viable capacity increase pathway, examining the most favourable conditions, as well as taking a reflective look at the MCF ecosystem as a whole and assessing its advantages and challenges. Dark Fibre grabbed the Market Focus spotlight during the final afternoon with a well-attended session sparking discussion around the need for cost-effective distributing sensing capability to identify malicious events to trigger preventative actions within the networks. As one of the earliest companies to deploy Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS), Optasense Ltd. speaker, Product Line Manager, Andrew Hall, gave a fascinating overview of real-world application examples as well as highlighting the latest advances in the technology. Telefonica speaker, Juan Pedro Fernandez Palacios, used his session to cover how disaggregation is changing the way to architect and operate networks. Palacios put forward Telefonica’s take on the evolution of its disaggregation approach for optical networks. Bringing the 2019 Market Focus to a close were ECOC exhibitors, Lumentum and VPIphotonics, who covered topics such as growth in optical networks and challenges in system design and modelling considerations. In addition, VPIphotonics speaker, general manager, Andre Richter
Every year we are glad to be here to launch our new products, and this year the main trend is on high-speed signals, so it’s the perfect conditions for us to launch our products. All our key customers are coming here for the purpose of seeing them. Alessandro Messina, marketing and business development director at Anritsu.
Reflecting on this year’s Market Focus, Dr. Stephan Neidlinger, ECOC Advisory Committee member said: “It has been amazing once again. The scope of topics is being extended and it is no longer just telco focused but looking more towards alternative markets.” ECOC 2020 Given the success of ECOC 2019 and the growth and popularity of the expo in previous years, ECOC 2020 will be bigger and better than ever. Situated in its original venue at the Brussels Expo on 21st – 23rd September, the 25th ECOC exhibition will bring together over 6,000 decision makers and more than 300 international exhibitors from around the world, including manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, with major players such as Ciena and Corning taking booths at the event. ECOC 2020 will feature interactive displays and seminars, with live demonstrations and free training sessions in the FTTx Village, covering fusion splicing and fibre preparation tools. As ever, the extremely popular Market Focus theatre will include thought-provoking presentations from some of the most innovative and forward- thinking companies working in optics today discussing the key issues facing the market. By the start of the new year, over half of booths had been booked, so it pays to get in early to be sure of a place at the industry’s premiere European event. You can view the 2020 prospectus for all the information you need about exhibiting at the ECOC Exhibition here. See you there!
Credits All ECOC images by Antonio Manuel www.antoniomanuel.com Video interviews by Brian Dolby, ECOC TV
INDUSTRY FOCUS 2019/2020
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