Optical Networks have been dominated by closed and vendor specific network solutions. The need for greater interoperability, efficiency and simplicity in optical networks are the drivers for the open optical network architecture. We will invite speakers from the industry and vendor communities to discuss and share their views on Open Optical Network architecture. Some of the key issues to discuss are:
- How Open Line Systems and optical white boxes could play a role in building NREN networks.
- Are these technologies mature enough to rely on?
- What are the key issues it is going to solve?
- What are the operational consequences of such dramatic network architecture changes?
- What have standardizations bodies done in the area of Open Optical Network?
- Do we have clear demarcation points between different functional blocks and boxes?
09:00-09:10 Opening and Introduction
09:10-09:40 Open optical Networking – a Cornerstone of Multilayer Integration, Gert Grammel (Juniper Networks)
09:40-10:10 Spectrum Sharing. Is it technical mature for deployment? What to be aware of?, Michael Hubbard/Marc Lyonnais (Ciena)
10:10-10:40 Acacia’s role in Open Networks, Alan Gibbemeyer (Acacia)
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 The future of open optical networks – what are the steps and will we get there eventually?, Stefan Voll (Coriant)
11:30-12:00 How Open Is Your Line System?, Geoff Bennett, (Infinera)
12:00-12:30 Open optical systems – just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should, Jonathan Homa (ECI Telecom)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 Juniper perspective on future Open Optical Network, Domenico Di Mola (Juniper Networks)
14:30-15:00 Microservice Controller platform for Open Disaggregated Transport Networks, Dominique Verchere (NOKIA Bell Labs)
15:00-15:30 The role of SDN/NFV in open optical network, ADVA, Niall Robinson (ADVA)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 DCI in transport network and GEANT test result and experiences , Guy Roberts (GÉANT)
16:30-17:00 Panel debate
17:00: End of session