Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

May 15, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

This event was originally held on May 15, 2024
and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Ribbon Communication
 1 Hour

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Network operators need to make best use of their IP and Optical network resources. During this webinar we will explain how a new generation of high power coherent transceiver technologies is allowing us to assemble the traditional network building blocks in novel ways creating new architectures. Whatever the choice, the webinar shows how to construct a unified IP Optical network at the lowest TCO. 

Topics we will cover include:

  • The toolbox of coherent pluggables
  • Understanding the cost and flexibility tradeoffs of deploying in routers or transponders
  • The role of the Open Line System (OLS)
  • Use cases of different architectures
  • A unified operations framework for end-to-end service provisioning with full visibility of the optical path for all architectures





Jonathan Homa
Senior Director IP Optical Solutions Marketing
Ribbon Communications

Jonathan is responsible for communicating the value of Ribbon’s IP Optical networking and SDN orchestration solutions. In notable prior roles, Jonathan was VP Architecture Marketing at Nortel Networks, and VP Business Development at Xtellus, an optical switching startup. He served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Multiservice Switching Forum

David Stokes
Head of IP Solutions and IP Portfolio Marketing

Ribbon Communications

David is Ribbon's Head of IP Solutions and IP Portfolio Marketing, where he focuses on the company's IP networking portfolio and IP-enabled solutions for service-aware IP transport including broadband backhaul,  5G xHaul and mission critical IP transport for utilities, transportation and defense. He is an experienced professional with extensive telecommunications knowledge gained from working across all infrastructure technologies including SDH/SONET, Fixed and Wireless Access, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, PON, Optical Transport and Network Management. Before Ribbon, David held roles in Development, Systems Engineering, Product Strategy and Product Management at a number of companies including Marconi, Fujitsu, Lucent Technologies and Nokia. He brings this proven combination of marketing, technology and product strategy expertise to his current marketing role at Ribbon.


Jimmy Yu
Dell’Oro Group

Jimmy Yu leads the Optical Transport, Microwave Transmission and Mobile Backhaul Transport, Coherent Optics market research.

Mr. Yu originally joined Dell’Oro Group in 2001, and spent over four years as the primary analyst for Dell’Oro Group’s Optical Transport program and built our coverage of the PON market.  In 2006, Mr. Yu joined Spansion, a leader in flash memory solutions, where he was a Strategic Product Marketing Manager for Spansion’s server memory subsystem product line.  He re-joined Dell’Oro Group in 2008.

Sean Buckley

Sponsored By

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders.