Growing bandwidth demands driven by cloud services and enabled by fiber to the premises and 5G wireless networks, is forcing service providers to expand the capacity and capabilities of their optical edge networks. Pluggable optical modules are key to this expansion of optical edge networks enabling pluggable optical connections up to 400 Gbit/s and innovative point to multipoint architectures such as XR optics. Optical networks at the service provider edge need to be cost effective and work across a wide range of fiber infrastructure and network speeds.
This session will investigate the latest pluggable optical innovations for edge networks covering the key applications, network architectures and opportunities.
- Optical network edge architectures to support differentiated services
- The role of pluggable coherent modules at the network edge
- Upgrading optical networks to support 5G xhaul and gigabit services
- Delivering an open and disaggregated optical edge.