DECEMBER 1, 2008 -- This Thursday, December 4, 2008, Lightwave will present Optical Access '08, its first-ever completely online, virtual tradeshow. The event will feature a full roster of live, on-demand conference sessions plus a virtual tradeshow floor complete with exhibit hall, media center, and networking lounge.
Vincent O'Byrne, director of FTTP architecture and design at Verizon, will kick off the day-long agenda with his 10:00 AM EST keynote address, "A Carrier Perspective on Next-Generation Optical Access." O'Byrne will give the Verizon viewpoint on what's ahead for FTTH, including technology requirements and deployment strategies.
Also on the agenda:
• 11:00 AM EST
"Next-Generation PON Standards and Technology Update," presented by Marcus Weldon, CTO, Alcatel-Lucent
What will the next generation of PON look like? Both the IEEE and ITU/FSAN group are working on new standards for 10-Gbit/sec speeds. Weldon will provide an update on how these efforts are progressing, what the results might be, and when standards work should be completed. Plus, he'll comment on other advanced PON technologies, such as WDM-PON.
• 1:00 PM EST
"The MSO FTTH Market Opportunity," presented by Victor Blake, independent consultant
Cable-TV multiple systems operators (MSOs) are often cited as the next big market opportunity for FTTH technology. But how interested are they in migrating from their existing hybrid fiber/coax networks--and what factors might increase that interest? Blake delivers his viewpoints on how much appeal optical access technology has in this potential market segment and contrasts its requirements from those of telcos.
• 2:00 PM EST
Roundtable: "EPON vs. GPON vs. Active Ethernet: Is the Debate Still Relevant?"
Moderated by Lightwave's editorial director Stephen Hardy, this roundtable discussion features Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development at Alloptic; Wolfgang Fischer, director of business development at Cisco Europe; and David Gaetani, director of global customer marketing, in Motorola's Access Networks Solutions.
• 3:00 PM EST
ADC Sponsored Webcast: "Speeding Deployments to MDUs with Plug and Play Architectures," presented by Tom LeBlanc, FTTX product manager in ADC's Global Connectivity Solutions Group.
Between conference sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Optical Access '08 exhibit hall, where they can speak with exhibitors via chat or e-mail, ask questions, download papers, and more.
To register for Lightwave's Optical Access '08 virtual tradeshow, click here