Optics and the Broadband Explosion to be Hot Topic at OFC/NFOEC 2007



Optics and the Broadband Explosion to be Hot Topic at OFC/NFOEC 2007–
Presentations, Sessions and Workshops will Focus on Broadband Demand for FTTx, IPTV, Video Content and More

Speakers include leading experts from the Asia-Pacific FTTH Council, Cisco,
Comcast Cable, Ovum-RHK and Verizon

Register to Attend the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and
National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC)
the World’s Premier Optical Communications Event – www.ofcnfoec.org

What: OFC/NFOEC 2007 - www.ofcnfoec.org
When/Where: March 25-29 (Exhibits March 27-29) at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif. 

Broadband demand continues to increase at an exponential pace and is a pressing topic for the communications technology industry. According to a recent report from IGI Group, “How Much Bandwidth Is Enough in the Access Network?”, the predominant driver for bandwidth in the access network is going to be HD video; that voice and even high-speed data will become almost incidental; and that many of the technologies currently being employed will not be capable of meeting this bandwidth demand.

Technology experts from around the world will converge at OFC/NFOEC to report and discuss how optics will accommodate FTTx and other significant bandwidth drivers.

As the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications, this year’s combined OFC/NFOEC will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing exhibits, live demonstrations and educational activities for all audiences.


Broadband Demand-related Educational Programming includes:

Tuesday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m. - Broadband Explosion – How optics will handle the demand. (Room 205, Anaheim Convention Center) Hear some of the industry’s top experts discuss the current broadband explosion and how optics will handle the demand. Confirmed speakers include:

  1. Dana Cooperson, VP Network Infrastructure, Ovum-RHK, USA
  2. Tony Bates, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Routing Technology Group, Cisco Systems, USA
  3. Shoichi Hanatani, President, Asia-Pacific FTTH Council, Japan
  4. Vik Saxena, Ph.D., Senior Director, Network Engineering, Corporate CTO Office, Comcast Cable, USA
  5. Mark A. Wegleitner, Senior Vice President – Technology and Network Planning, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Communications, USA

The panel will be held in room 205 of the Anaheim Convention Center. OFC/NFOEC is hosting this event exclusively for registered members of the press and analyst community. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to leah@wilkinsonshein.com.

Wednesday, March 28
Service Provider Summit (OFC/NFOEC Exhibit Floor Theater, Exhibit Hall C)

Networking Breakfast from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Impact of FTTP in Korea - Sanghoon Lee, Senior Executive Vice President, Korea Telecom, Korea

9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
FTTx: We have Lift Off! - Frank Effenberger, Director, FTTx Advance Technology, Huawei Technologies America, USA, Motoyuki Ii, General Manager, Plant Planning Dept., Network Business Headquarters, NTT EAST Corp., Japan, Vincent A. O'Byrne, Director of Technology, Verizon, Technology Organization, USA, Raj Savoor, General Manager, AT&T Labs, USA and David Waring, Chief Scientist, Telcordia Technologies, USA

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Emerging Networks - George Clapp, Chief Scientist, Telcordia, USA, Rick Summerhill, Director, Network Research, Architecture and Technologies, Internet2, USA, Robert Doverspike,Director of Transport Network Evolution Research, AT&T Labs Res., USA, Andreas Gladisch, Head, Network Architecture Dept., Deutsch Telecom, Germany and David Ward, Cisco, USA

Thursday, March 29
Market Watch (OFC/NFOEC Exhibit Floor Theater, Exhibit Hall C)

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Escalating Bandwidth Demands in Enterprise Networking - Dawn Hogh, Vice President, Marketing, OpVista, Inc., Eve Griliches, Program Manager, Telecommunications, IDC, USA, Thomas Scheibe, Manager, Product Management, Internet Switching BU, Cisco Systems and Bill Trubey, Principal Network Architect, Time Warner Cable

Registration: Registration for OFC/NFOEC 2007 is open and can be accessed online at http://www.ofcnfoec.org/media_center/MediaRegistrationForm.aspx
Contact: Leah Wilkinson, 703.892.8080, leah@wilkinsonshein.com
Colleen Morrison, 202.416.1437, media@ofcconference.org

About OFC/NFOEC:  Since 1985, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has provided an annual backdrop for the optical communications field to network and share research and innovations. In 2004, OFC joined forces with the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) creating the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications. By combining an exposition of approximately 600 companies with a unique line up of peer-reviewed technical programming and special focused educational sessions, OFC/NFOEC provides an unparalleled opportunity reaching every audience from service providers to optical equipment manufacturers and beyond.

OFC/NFOEC, www.ofcnfoec.org, is managed by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE/LEOS). Acting as a non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc.