OFC 2019 to Feature Multiple Live Multivendor Technology Interoperability Demonstrations

Cutting-edge technologies and solutions being demonstrated include
Flex Ethernet, 400ZR, 100GbE, 400GbE, Open ROADM SDN and 100G Coherent

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OFC2019?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#OFC2019lt;/agt;–In an industry where open networking is increasingly valued by network
and data center operators, and networks continue to grow and diversify
with the advent of 5G and IoT, it is critical that technologies can
interoperate to enable next-generation infrastructure.

Taking place 3-7 March 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, OFC
will serve as the platform for several live multivendor
interoperability demonstrations. Technologies featured in the demos
include FlexE (Flex Ethernet), 400ZR, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 25GbE,
50GbE, 100GbE, 400GbE; Open Source Open ROADM SDN Controller; pluggable
CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules; and Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G.

“The exhibit floor at OFC is the ideal venue for vendors and open source
community representatives to demonstrate the interoperability of their
technologies and how they can be implemented into network and data
center operators’ infrastructure,” said Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical
Networking SE, Germany, and OFC General Co-Chair. “The technologies
being demonstrated by these groups represent the latest advancements and
their interoperability is vital to driving our industry forward.”

All interoperability demonstrations are located throughout the exhibit
floor and will feature technology from approximately 40 companies.
Details on the demonstrations are as follows:

Coherent Transceiver Demo, Booth #6421

This demonstration will show live interoperability of pluggable CFP2-ACO
and CFP2-DCO modules from multiple vendors (Acacia, Fujitsu Optical
Components and Lumentum) operating at 100Gbps. The modules will be
plugged into a white box switch from Edgecore, and transmit and receive
HD-FEC coded 100Gbps DP-QPSK optical signals traversing optical fiber
over distances covering data center interconnects. This demonstration is
being coordinated by NTT Network Innovation Laboratories.

Ethernet Alliance Ethernet Demo, Booth #4749

The Ethernet Alliance will display an interoperable multivendor next-gen
technology demo that will encompass 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 25GbE,
50GbE, 100GbE and 400GbE technologies and solutions from 18 companies,
ranging from interconnect providers, to switches and routers, to test
and measurement equipment. The Ethernet Alliance will also showcase a
live 400GbE infrastructure connecting multiple booths on the show floor.
The Ethernet Alliance is also celebrating the success of those companies
winning the Ethernet Alliance Holy Cup Challenge, for their successful
first public demonstration of transmitting 100GbE per lambda. Join the
celebration at a Wednesday afternoon social in their booth.

OIF Demos, Booth #6215

This year’s OIF booth will feature live multi-vendor interoperability
demonstrations showcasing its work in the industry’s hottest areas –
Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE (Flex Ethernet) and 400ZR. The
live demos with 13 system vendors, component vendors and test equipment
vendors will demonstrate critical insight into how key technologies
interoperate within the industry’s ecosystem. OIF is celebrating 20
years of advancing new technologies and interoperability work effecting
progressive change in the industry, visit the booth for more
information. Check the status of OIF’s current work here.

Open ROADM MSA SDN Demos, Booth #6139

This demo will use an open optical layer (Open ROADM MSA compliant) to
turn up a wavelength with an Open Source Open ROADM SDN Controller,
transfer a large number of Virtual Machines from one data center to
another data center over this wavelength using a master orchestrator and
turn down the optical connection afterwards. The demo is a collaboration
of the University of Texas, Dallas, with Ciena, Fujitsu, Orange and
AT&T. It will also demonstrate other Open ROADM MSA compliant hardware
from ECI, Infinera and Juniper.

OFC 2019, where the technology powering our communications networks
today is showcased, is expected to draw more than 15,000 executives,
technical experts, academia, media and analysts.

OFC hosts thousands of conference sessions and programming spanning more
than just optics – including in-depth coverage of photonic integrated
circuits, optical networking, advanced digital-signal processing,
quantum optics, emerging application of optics in 5G, new computing,
data center infrastructure and so much more.

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: Attendees may register by visiting
Admittance to the exhibit hall is free with
Exhibits Pass Plus Registration. Learn

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OFC 2019
can be accessed online.
Further information is available on the event website at OFC,
including travel details.

About OFC

The Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is
the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications
and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn
attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and
learn, make connections and move business forward.

OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than
700 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined,
showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and
communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and
co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and
the IEEE Photonics Society. OFC 2019 will be held from 3-7 March 2019 at
the San Diego Convention Center, California, USA. Follow @OFCConference,
learn more at OFC
Community LinkedIn
, and watch highlights on OFC


Leah Wilkinson
Wilkinson + Associates for OFC
[email protected]

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