Destination: Düsseldorf We are pleased to announce that ECOC Exhibition 2016 will take place from 19-21 September at CCD Congress Center in Düsseldorf, Germany The ECOC Exhibition has been running for over 20 years and has grown to become the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe and the key meeting place for decision makers from across the fibre optic communications technology industry. Find out more about the exhibition this year at ECOC 2016 takes us to Düsseldorf, Germany; in the bustling Rhine metropolis in the heart of Europe. The city name Düsseldorf means “fascination of variety” and its unique mix of Rhenish charm and sophisticated elegance makes the city irresistible. It is no surprise Düsseldorf has been voted the city with the best quality of life worldwide. The city has a lot to offer, whether it’s taking a stroll through the legendary Old Town, the ‘Altstadt’, famous for its 260 inns and restaurants - known as the ‘longest bar in the world’, visiting the most prestigious shopping street ‘Königsallee’, considered one of the world‘s most luxurious boulevards, enjoying the traditional Rhenish specialities at the local brewery ‘Uerige’, well known for its famous Alt Beer, or simply taking a walk along the Rhine embankment promenade, there is a wealth of attractions worth visiting during your time in Germany.

Event highlights

Free Market Focus programme Market Focus is one of the focal points of the ECOC Exhibition and a popular platform to gain industry knowledge and insight into the latest technology and developments. Located in the exhibition hall, Market Focus is free to attend.

Hot topics for 2016 will be announced in March. Meanwhile, you can access videos and presentations from Market Focus 2015 at Find out how you can apply for a speaker presentation slot at Market Focus 2016 by contacting

FTTx Centre Expanding on the CTTS popular feature held at ECOC over the past ten years the FTTx Centre will this year again incorporate live interactive demonstrations including fibre optic network delivery methods and OSP and ISP for FTTx vendor independent products. Technical experts from CTTS will be on hand to provide explanations of the products featured, and deliver cutting-edge, live engineering demonstrations of some of the most exciting developments in the deployment of Fibre to the ‘X’ and Fibre to the Home.

Training Sessions Organised in conjunction with CTTS, the UK’s leading telecommunications training provider, these free hands on and intensive sessions provide essential insight into key techniques, including: • Modern fusion splicing using hand held fusion splicers • Passive optical network testing using PON optimised OTDRs • Passive optical network testing using bidirectional smart testers • Fibre optic testing workshop covering acceptance to commissioning testing

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