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Steve Penticost talks 400ZR+ pluggable optics with expert panel

Debate at Optical Networking Digital Symposium will cover applications driving demand for IP over DWDM and the outlook for long-distance 400ZR+ pluggables

  • Panel: Steve Penticost, VP, business development, optical, ADVA; Sterling Perrin (moderator), senior principal analyst, Heavy Reading; Mattias Fridstrom, chief evangelist, Telia Carrier; Ron Johnson, senior director, architecture and product management, Cisco; Serge Melle, director, product marketing, IP-optical networks, Nokia
  • Topics: Metro optical architectures for the future
  • When: Tuesday, May 25, 11.35 a.m. EDT
  • Where: Optical Networking Digital Symposium: A New Age of Optical Networking:

New 400Gbit/s pluggable modules in QSFP-DD and OSFP form factors are transforming telecom networks, making integrated optics on routers a practical solution for many operators for the first time. Coupled with innovations in automation and routing ASICs, commercial 400Gbit/s pluggable optics have major implications for metro network architectures moving forward. 

In this panel debate, Steve Penticost will join experts from across the industry to discuss how quickly operators will adopt integrated optics and if there’s a future for transponder-based WDM systems in the metro. They will discuss the applications driving IP over DWDM demand for network operators and explore the outlook for longer-distance 400ZR+ pluggable optics.

Register for the online event on May 25.