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Register Now: Trans-Atlantic Optical Transmission With 16QAM

November 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. EST | 9:00 a.m. PST

Subsea transmission capacity demand is growing at a dramatic rate – analyst firm Telegeography forecasts a compound growth rate of 46 percent between 2017 and 2024. Much of this demand is driven by internet content providers (ICPs). On trans-Atlantic routes, for example, private ICP demand exceeded public internet bandwidth for the first time in 2014, and in 2017 ICP bandwidth accounted for the majority of overall international bandwidth usage.

Extracting maximum capacity from transoceanic cables is, therefore, paramount in importance. This webinar tells the story of the world’s first trans-Atlantic transmission using 16 quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) across the entire C-band spectrum, with production equipment and commercial transmission margins.

We look at the following issues:

  • Why is ICP subsea demand growing so quickly?
  • What technologies can be used to achieve successful 16QAM transmission over transoceanic distances?
  • How much capacity can we extract from subsea cables, and what is the next miracle technology?


  • Dr. Steve Grubb, Global Optical Architect, Facebook
  • Dr. Pierre Mertz, Distinguished Engineer, Infinera
  • Dr. Jeff Rahn, Distinguished Engineer, Infinera
  • Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading
Telecom Infra Project Update
The Telecom Infra Project has several projects underway that will advance the use of open, disaggregated hardware and common software in optical networks. With the TIP Summit '18 recently concluded in London, this webcast will highlight the new initiatives announced at the meeting as well as progress made on existing projects. A certificate of attendance will be offered.


  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Co-chair, Open Optical Packet Transport Project Group, Director of Engineering, Facebook
  • Jay Gill, Director of Marketing, Infinera
  • Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave
New Milestones in Coherent Optical Performance
Optical transport networks continue to experience a relentless demand for capacity. And network operators must meet it. To do that, operators are turning to new, industry-leading optical technologies.

Join us in this webinar hosted by the Optical Society of America and learn about the latest milestones in advanced coherent technologies including:

  • A new subsea spectral efficiency record -- as much as 50% more capacity than previously expected or demonstrated
  • Industry-leading 27.6 Tb/s fiber capacity for metro-to-regional data center interconnect
  • Eliminating lightning-related service impacts on aerial fiber systems
  • Demonstrations of 100 gigabaud transmission and advanced modulation techniques, showing the way to 1 terabit per second wavelengths
  • Matthew Mitchell, Infinera Vice President, Optical Systems Architecture
Cloud Scale Optical Network Questions? Get the Answers
New cloud-based applications are driving the insatiable and increasingly dynamic demand for bandwidth across service provider subsea, long-haul terrestrial, metro and data center interconnect (DCI) networks. ICPs are generating new traffic patterns in transport networks and driving new architectural principles such as disaggregation and openness, rich software programmability and new commercial models. This webinar will cover the new simplified network model to build cloud scale transport combining elephant traffic flows (point-to-point Nx100G) and mice flows (mesh-oriented sub-100G). This approach has the potential to provide on-demand software defined capacity (SDC), automated optical engineering and a pay-after-you-deploy model, all supported via a rich set of SDN controls and unique hardware innovations.

  • Pravin Mahajan, Director, Product Marketing, Infinera
  • Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst Intelligent Networking, ACG Research
  • Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave
Intelligent Optical Networks: A Look Into the Future
Optical networks historically have been operated by spreadsheet - a static, labor-intensive and error-prone approach to managing network resources and services. Moving forward, optical networks will be increasingly automated as they to adapt to the requirements of delivering modern, on-demand transport services. This webinar will explore how optical networks will be managed and operated in the future, enabled by new tools including network instrumentation, software-defined networking (SDN) applications and machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI).

  • Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks, IHS Markit
  • Helen Xenos, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena
  • Man Wing Fong, Strategic Solution Planner, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Mark Showalter, Senior Director, SDN Product Marketing, Infinera
  • Allen Tatara, Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Markit (Moderator)
Trends in Optical Disaggregation
Bandwidth demands continue to grow exponentially and network operators consistently report the need to accelerate innovation cycles and reduce costs across targeted parts of their network infrastructures. One approach is to leverage open white box systems to drive further innovation and cost reductions. Over the past few years, hyperscale data center operators have applied this approach to the switching fabric inside their data centers, enabling the construction of switches with simpler feature sets designed for their data center network performance, scaling, cost, and power requirements. A similar approach is now underway for optical transport; however, as one moves lower down the layers, the functions transition from digital to analog. Converting and managing analog performance, plus virtualization and disaggregation at the optical layer, is complex and necessitates collaboration among all participants.

Join Madhu Krishnaswamy, Senior Director Product Line Management at Lumentum and Matthew Mitchell, Vice President Optical Systems Architecture at Infinera as they discuss these upcoming trends in optical disaggregation, joint open line system interoperability and other industry efforts aimed at ensuring successful implementation of this new paradigm.

  • Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading
  • Matthew Mitchell, Vice President of Optical Systems Architecture, Infinera Corporation
  • Madhu Krishnaswamy, Product and Business Management, Lumentum
Insight Infinera 2016 Live Webcast - Transforming Optical Networking
Please join us for Insight Infinera 2016, a live webcast starting at 8:30 AM PT on November 17. Hear Infinera executives and leading network operators share their insight on the technologies and solutions that are transforming the business of optical networking.

  • Tom Fallon, CEO, discussing Infinera’s strategy and high level vision
  • Dr. Dave Welch, co-founder and president, introducing innovative technologies and solutions
  • Customer panel, featuring leading operators explaining network transformation imperatives
  • Brad Feller, CFO, reviewing Infinera’s financial model in the context of our strategy
MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0: The Foundation for Agile, Assure and Orchestrated Third Network Services
This webinar will cover the work of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), the global defining standards development body for Carrier Ethernet (CE) for the past 15 years, that delivers on the Third Network vision. The Third Network is a transformation that is taking place in data communications networks that is accelerating the ability to deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more automated and interconnected networks, combining the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE2.0. It will also define the complete service lifecycle requirements to deliver Network as a Service from ordering through service activation including supporting APIs.

Note: The webinar will be presented in Spanish with supporting slides in English.

  • Andres Madero, Director, Service Provider Architecture & BD at Infinera
  • Emerson Moura, Distinguished Systems Engineer at Cisco and MEF CALA Marketing Co-chair
  • Andres Ramos Acosta, Product Portfolio Manager at Internexa and MEF CALA Marketing Co-chair
Data Center Interconnect for a Diverse Market
Data center interconnect (DCI) is a vibrant and rapidly growing market for optical equipment and it's currently the center of much market attention. Internet cloud and content providers (ICPs) are driving the fastest growth and pushing DCI technology forward, attracting the attention of vendors and industry observers alike. Yet DCI is a diverse market with a wide range of applications and requirements. Enterprises, traditional carriers and other service providers can benefit from new DCI technology driven by ICPs, but they also have lower capacity and scale requirements and place higher value on other DCI attributes. This webinar outlines the latest advances in DCI technologies, architectures and operational tools and explores how they align to the challenges and requirements of different market segments from ICPs to carriers and enterprises.

  • Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks, IHS Markit
  • Stu Elby, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group, Infinera
  • Allen Tatara, Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Markit (Moderator)
Radical Innovation for the Cloud: Introducing the Cloud Xpress 2
As cloud traffic grows exponentially, with increases in machine-to-machine transactions and new bandwidth-intensive applications like Facebook Live and virtual reality, cloud networks are challenged to keep up. Internet content providers and service providers need to efficiently scale their networks to handle this ever-increasing demand. This webinar delves into cloud networking trends and new products and technologies that will make it dramatically easier to scale networks simply, securely and efficiently. Mike Capuano, VP of Marketing, led a stimulating discussion with a distinguished panel.

Watch now to:
  • Learn from Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, about market trends and why they are driving the need for new transport solutions
  • Hear from Infinera President Dave Welch and Senior VP Stu Elby about Infinera technologies and the new Cloud Xpress 2