Ofc2016. Anaheim. CA. USA March 22-24
Ccbn. 2016 Beijing. March 24-26
Cioe. 2016 Shenzhen. September 6-9
OFC 2019 is being heldMarch (exhibits 5–7 March) at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. OFC is the industry’s stage where global leaders, academia and innovators present, debate, launch and demonstrate the innovations driving applications that are on the cusp of changing the world in which we live. This year’s event is expected to draw more than 15,500 attendees and 700+ exhibitors from 65 countries.
“OFC 2019 is the place to be if you want to know about the latest advancements in optical communications. Our plenary speakers will cover exciting topics: Self-driving vehicles are pioneering optical sensing and machine-learning, they create demand for future communications. Openness has become a new imperative in 5G and will change the way networks will be built. And finally, electro-photonic integration appears to be the only path to increase data rates while lowering size and power,” explained Jörg-Peter Elbers, SVP of advanced technology, standards & IPR, OFC General Co-Chair. “We are thrilled to hear about these topics from three industry luminaries.”
Alex Jinsung Choi, SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation, T-Laboratories Innovation, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Alex Jinsung Choi is SVP of Strategy & Technology Innovation, Head of T-Laboratories Innovation at Deutsche Telekom AG. Alex has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile telecommunication industry. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, he served from 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of the Corporate R&D Division and the Technology Strategy Office for SK Telekom in South Korea where he drove forward key strategic and research topics.
Towards Open Innovation in 5G
While it remains difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, one bet seems safe: the exponential Internet traffic growth will continue for the foreseeable future. With 5G, we will see requirements for 100 Gb/s connectivity to base stations. More radical approaches are required by operators to keep network rollout costs under control. This includes the move away from a classical black box approach to disaggregation, to Open Source Software and Open Hardware, and also opening up the closed optical ecosystem. Organizations like TIP, OCP, the Linux Foundation and O-RAN play a critical role in this new ecosystem.
is one of the founders of Acacia Communications and also serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Benny brings to Acacia extensive expertise and experience in optical transmission and technologies. Prior to joining Acacia, Benny co-founded and served as the vice president of technology of Mintera. Benny has published more than 200 papers and conference contributions in letters, journals and conferences.
Photonic integration and digital signal processing (DSP) are critical technologies to support the ever-increasing need for higher data rates and smaller, cost effective optical interfaces for cloud, access and transport applications. As we move to higher data rates, co-packaging of photonics and electronics - beginning with analog ASICs, then DSP ASICs, and ultimately switch ASICs - could offer additional improvements in power, density and performance. This presentation will provide an update and outlook of the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing as we scale to higher data rates and smaller form factor optical interfaces.