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Jim Zou joins OFC panel to talk future of access networks

Wide-ranging discussion to cover research priorities and key innovations needed for 5G and next-gen access networks

  • Panel: Jim Zou, senior engineer, advanced technology, ADVA; Larry Wolcott, Comcast, USA; Jun Terada, NTT Corp., Japan; Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, USA; Peter Vetter, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
  • Topics: Is it time to shift the research paradigm in access networks from a focus on more capacity?  
  • When: Monday, March 9, 2 p.m. 
  • Where: OFC, The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

New services like 5G, edge computing, and UHD video distribution are placing large demands on access networks. A range of new features beyond additional capacity will become increasingly important for the future, if operators are to ensure service delivery. Jim Zou joins this OFC panel to discuss the need to look beyond simply supplying more capacity and instead to focus on areas of latency, synchronization, and network architecture. Topics under the spotlight will include deterministic networking and intelligent operations for next-generation access networks.

Join Jim Zou and the panel at the OFC Conference, March 9, in San Diego.