Upcoming Webinars
Register Now: Connectivity for the Edge Computing Era
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT

For several years, data centers have been trending from few, highly centralized mega-facilities to many, distributed data centers populating metros. Edge computing is a new evolution of the processing and storage distribution trend that brings high-bandwidth and low-latency access to applications closer to users and devices than ever before. As edge computing redefines the future of data centers, it must also redefine the future of network connectivity.

Join thought leaders from Arista, CoreSite, Fujitsu, and Infinera as we tackle the biggest networking issues service providers and enterprises face in edge migration, including:

  • What leading use cases will drive edge computing in the near-term – including fixed, mobile, service provider, and enterprise?
  • What will be the primary connectivity requirements for edge locations, including data rates and latency?
  • What role should software automation play in edge computing strategies?
  • How do open networking and disaggregation support distributed computing?
  • What role should colocation play in service provider and enterprise edge strategies?
  • To what extent will edge computing drive 400 Gb/s?
  • Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
  • Tim Doiron, Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, Infinera
  • Muhammad Sarwar, Global Product Planner, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Matt Senderhauf, Director of Product Management, CoreSite
  • Ken Kiser, Group Vice President, Arista Networks
Replay Webinars
At the Cutting-Edge of 5G Network Architectures: From High-performance X-haul Transport to Multi-layer Service Slicing
To maximize the revenue potential of 5G, mobile operators face the challenge of transforming legacy transport architectures to support the low latency and massively scalable performance demands of emerging new services and applications – everywhere, always and instantly. This webinar explores use case examples based on innovative transport network technologies that will become indispensable to the 5G customer experience. Technology use cases include X-haul transport, 5G-ready synchronization and multi-layer 5G slice creation and management.


  • Neil Sugden, Chief Technology Officer, Field Sales, EMEA, Infinera
  • Jon Baldry, Director, Metro Marketing, Infinera
Breaking Down 5G Network Transformation

Realizing the revenue opportunity of 5G will ultimately depend upon new and innovative approaches to network architectures and the economics of service delivery.

This webinar will explore new solutions that enable network operators to efficiently manage traffic from the cell tower to the central unit (CU) and distributed unit (DU) by using open, disaggregated, and software-enabled capabilities designed to align traffic flows to specific 5G services and applications.


  • Mikko Hannula, Vice President, Data Business Group, Infinera
  • Mark Basham, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Edgecore Networks Corp.
At the Edge of Next-gen Revenue Creation: 5G, MEC and IoT Virtualized Service Delivery

February 19, 2019
11:00 a.m. EST | 8:00 a.m. PST

Operator networks are changing in significant ways. The edge is the natural target for new revenue creation from end-user services and applications that are based on edge-located virtualized elements of mobile infrastructure and powerful compute capabilities for multi-access edge compute (MEC). Service providers must make critical architectural decisions to optimize network hardware/software infrastructure for the high-capacity, low-latency traffic demands of 5G, IoT, and an array of edge-based applications. In addition, they face the challenge of applying innovative technologies like network slicing, SDN/NFV, and micro data centers to achieve bottom-line results. This webinar explores go-to-market service creation and deployment strategies in an open edge ecosystem of network and compute including virtualized 4G/5G.


  • Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks, IHS Markit
  • Rob Shore, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Enablement, Infinera
  • Amy Wheelus, Vice President - Network Cloud, AT&T


  • Allen Tatara, Senior Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Markit (Moderator)
Trans-Atlantic Optical Transmission With 16QAM

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