Recently I attended and spoke at the Next Generation Optical Networking Conference held in Nice, France.
Key topics discussed during the conference included
- 100G in the Metro,
- SDN in the transmission/transport layer
- IP/Optical Convergence
- 200/400G Evolution.
- Datacentre evolution & geographical spread
I spoke at two sessions during the four days. First in one of the pre-conference workshops WDM-PON Networking. In this session I introduced Three UK and discussed WDM in the access environment for mobile backhaul and participated in a panel discussion with Fabienne Saliou of Orange Labs on the subject.
On the final day I presented to the conference during a section on Fronthaul & mobile backhaul. The title of my paper being “Even a Wireless Network needs Wires.”
I gave an example of a complex mobile backhaul environment and discussed some of the future requirements that architectures such as C-RAN may bring to the transport network.