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Niall Robinson to take part in OFC workshop examining openness of undersea system designs

Panel will ask if "open cable" systems can be made possible

  • Speakers: Elizabeth Rivera Hartling, senior advisor, Ciena; Valey Kamalov, senior network transport engineer, Google; Howard Kidorf, managing partner, Pioneer Consulting; Dmitry Kovsh, director, transmission design, TE SubCom; Eduardo Mateo, research staff member, NEC; Pascal Pecci, senior PLM, ASN; Niall Robinson, VP, global business development, ADVA
  • Topics: Can undersea system designs be truly "open" and independent from initial terminal equipment selections?
  • When: Sunday, March 11, 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room 6E, OFC, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

As the industry moves towards the adoption of ITU standards, it's important to understand the system characterization parameters and capacity expectations. Simple back-to-back transponder characterization and system OSNR measurements are not sufficient for accurate system performance evaluation.

In this workshop, Niall Robinson and other industry experts will discuss characterization metrics for "open cable" system application and existing experience with system commissioning. B2B performance and nonlinearity compensation capabilities of different transponders will be, covered, as well as the necessary system parameters required for "black box" system characterization.