Delivering Bandwidth to New and Emerging Markets OFC/NFOEC to Explore Telecom and Datacom Current an

2010




**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Delivering Bandwidth to New and Emerging Markets: OFC/NFOEC to Explore Telecom and Datacom Current and Future Needs

Presentations, exhibits, sessions and workshops will feature latest optical innovations and drivers to support bandwidth delivery

Register to Attend the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) – the World’s Premier Optical Communication Event

What: OFC/NFOEC 2010, optical communication’s largest conference and exposition, will feature high-technology and business discussions.
When/Where: March 21–25 (Exhibits open March 23–25), San Diego Convention Center
Details: As the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications, this year’s OFC/NFOEC will host the entire scope of optical communications, providing exhibits, live demonstrations, technical presentations and educational activities for all audiences.
Programming Highlights:
  • Delivering Bandwidth to New and Emerging Markets
    Tuesday, March 23, 12 p.m., Room 4 (press and analysts only)

    This press/analyst-only luncheon will explore the business and technical challenges to serve the bandwidth needs of new and emerging markets. Confirmed speakers include:
    • Daryl Inniss, vice president and practice leader, Ovum, USA (moderator)
    • Alan Benner, senior technical staff member, IBM
    • Mitchell Fields, director of strategic marketing, Avago
    • Brian Herlihy, president, SEACOM, andOFC/NFOEC Plenary Session keynote speaker.
  • Special Symposium: Beyond Telecom and Datacom: Optical Interconnects for the Computercom Era
    Monday, March 22 – Tuesday, March 23, Room 7

    This symposium will frame the Computercom interconnect challenge from several viewpoints. Speakers from system companies will detail the requirements of optical links for future systems. The symposium features 19 technical presentations spread across four sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Service Provider Summit Keynote Presentation: Building Very Large-Scale Computer Infrastructure
    Wednesday, March 24, 8:30 a.m., Exhibit Floor Theater

    Vijay Gill, senior manager, engineering and architecture at Google will address Google's approach to building large-scale, warehouse-scaled computers (WSC), the drivers of connectivity between them, the data flows between WSCs and the software approach that enable very large-scale distributed computer applications. The network that connects the globally distributed WSCs is a critical part of infrastructure and we discuss why this is so.
Contact:

Keira Shein, WilkinsonShein Communications
+1 410.363.9494
keira@wilkinsonshein.com

About OFC/NFOEC
Since 1979, 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 500 companies, with a unique program 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 (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and IEEE Photonics Society. Acting as a non-financial technical co-sponsor is Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

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