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The Outlook for Open and Disaggregated Packet and Optical Networks

5G Event and Webinars
Date : 2021-1-26

Date / Time:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. EST



Open and disaggregated transport networks are advancing rapidly and operator plans are starting to solidify, with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) playing a significant catalyst role in this ecosystem. To gain the latest insights on this critical topic, Heavy Reading surveyed network operators globally to get their views and plans on the key packet and optical transport trends.

Join Heavy Reading in this for this special Symposium-style webinar, as we provide a readout of key findings from this operator survey and assemble a world class roster of presenters and panelists to discuss the future of disaggregation in packet and optical networks. Speakers will include visionary tier 1 operators and highly active suppliers within the TIP community.

Topics addressed during the 90-minute session will include:

  • Top drivers and challenges for open and disaggregated elements
  • How to address operational challenges associated with disaggregated networks
  • The role of disaggregation in 5G transport architectures
  • Benefits of and plans for 400G pluggable optics
  • SDN-based automation for open networks




Sterling Perrin,
Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Hugh Kelly,
VP of Marketing, Volta
Tim Doiron,
Senior Director, Solution Marketing, Infinera
Shaji Ravindra Nathan,
Chief Product Officer, IP Infusion
Diego Mari Moretón,
Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager, Facebook
Lloyd Mphahlele,
General Manager, Group Technology MTN


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