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ECOC Exhibition reveals tech giants as Market Focus speakers


The ECOC Exhibition 2018 has revealed the names of the companies that will feature at this year’s Market Focus, with some of the technology industry’s biggest names among the line-up.

Sponsored by Inphi, the 29-strong Market Focus agenda will feature the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, BT, Ovum, NTT, Cisco, China Mobile, Huawei and Telefonica, among others, all of which have successfully submitted papers exclusively for the 2018 Rome audience. The three-day series of presentations is a key part of the ECOC Exhibition with topics ranging from FTTX evolution and next-generation data centres to optics as an enabler for 5G.

“The Market Focus is always a highlight and this year promises to be no different with the exhibition already a sell-out and fresh new content on the agenda,” said Beverley Lucas, event director at Nexus Media Events Ltd.

“With so many emerging technologies such as 5G set to explode both onto the market and our fibre networks, the number of speaking submissions we received this year was double that of previous shows. We are confident the presentations selected will be of extremely high value to our audiences, with the topics designed to provide visitors with unique and interesting takes on what is yet to come.”

A focus on ‘Data centres: Optics in cloud computing’ will kick-off this year’s first day agenda with Inphi the first of six speakers which also include Facebook, II-VI Inc., Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), Arista Networks and Luxtera. The afternoon’s session on ‘Fibre Access’will follow, featuring the FTTH Council, Corning, Source Photonics and Ericsson.

Day two will see the spotlight cast on ‘Photonics integration and digital silicon photonics’, with speakers from Intel, Lightwave Logic, ePIXfab, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Ciena, and Light Counting Market taking to the stage in the morning. They will be followed by presenters from Telefonica, Infinera, Microsoft, Juniper and NeoPhotonics who will take part in the afternoon sessions on ‘Optical network agility/Software Defined Networks.’

The final day will be dedicated to the subject of ‘Service and content provider optical transmission,’ with Ovum, BT, Finisar, ADVA Optical Networking, Cisco, Huawei, NTT, China Mobile and CESNET all confirmed as participating.

This year’s topics have been independently selected by the ECOC Exhibition Advisory Committee which includes globally respected representatives from all aspects of the optical communications industry.

The ECOC Exhibition will take place from 24-26 September 2018 at the Fiera Roma in Rome, Italy. If you are interested in attending, please visit:



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